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Usain Bolt vs. The Cheetah: Olympians of the Animal Kingdom

The Summer Olympic Games have begun with mostly hairless, bipedal athletes vying for gold. But how would record-breaking runners, such as the fastest man in the world Usain Bolt, fare against the wilder side of the animal kingdom? Full story

Animal Kingdom still Preakness favorite

   NBC's Kenny Rice takes a look at the horses that could be factors heading down the final stretch of the 2011 Preakness.

Five Ways to Channel Your Inner Millionaire

Here's how to harness your brain power to maximize productivity. Full story

Leader of the pack

   "Animal Kingdom," the 20:1 longshot that finished first in the Kentucky Derby, was a longshot in more ways than one. Her owner, Barry Irwin, and trainer H. Graham Motion, explain why to TODAY's Jenna Wolfe.

This mollusk's (rock) eyes are watching you

A tiny sea mollusk uses eyes made of a calcium carbonate crystal to spot predators lurking above, researchers say of the first such rocky lenses found in the animal kingdom. Full story

Work together as a team? Chimps get it, too

While making decisions, we generally try to maximize outcomes, even if it means cooperating and sharing a reward with another person. But does this ability set humans apart from the rest of the animal kingdom? Full story

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  Lover birds and more for Valentine’s Day

From monogamous spoonbills tofaithful owl monkeys, Julie Scardina, animal ambassador for SeaWorld and Busch Gardens, shows which cuddly creatures take lovin’ seriously in the animal kingdom..

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