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Global Scan

This 'depressed' polar bear won't be getting a new home after all

Arturo, the "world's most depressed" polar bear was supposed to be heading to a better life in Canada — at least that's what activists wanted. But now they're hearing he's too unwell to travel anywhere. Russia passes yet another law that critics say will limit Internet freedom. And a British man found he's been paying for cable service he canceled four years ago, in today's Global Scan.

Science, Tech & Environment

New Zealand on high alert in an effort to protect island nation from bio-invaders

New Zealand has some of the most unique wildlife of any large location in the world. That's due in large part to the fact that the two islands broke away from the rest of the world's landmass before the rise of mammals. So the island's birds evolved in special ways. But that diversity is threatened by introduced animals and bacteria.

Science, Tech & Environment

A rare colossal squid was dissected in New Zealand — and you can watch it on YouTube

Last summer in the southern hemisphere, a fishing vessel in the Antarctic Ocean pulled up a rare creature — a 770-pound colossal squid. Only one other such animal had been pulled up intact before, surprisingly, by the same vessel. It is thought that the giant marine beast might be the origin of legends of undersea monsters. Scientists in New Zealand froze it to preserve it and just defrosted and dissected it.

Lifestyle & Belief

Geo answer

Today's Geo Quiz asked for the Pacific island nation where someone set a new world record today for 'longest distance to spit a champagne cork.' Marco Werman speaks with Justine Bourdariat of Guinness World Records.