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Biologist: Rabbits and skunks can pass bird flu to ducks

DES MOINES, Iowa — A government wildlife researcher has found that rabbits and skunks can become infected with the bird flu virus and shed it enough to infect ducks offering scientists one more clue about how bird flu may move in the environment and spread between farms, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said.

Dwarf moon detected

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.—Chalk up a moon for the icy dwarf planet Makemake.

The Hubble Space Telescope has detected a tiny, dark moon circling the dwarf planet on the frozen fringes of our solar system.

On Tuesday, scientists announced the discovery by some members of the team that spotted Pluto’s smaller moons years ago.

Makemake itself is just 870 miles wide.