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Our Daily Planet: Missing Cobra and Snakes (Almost) on a Plane

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Missing Cobra: An Egyptian cobra is on the loose in the Bronx Zoo's reptile exhibit.

Aftershocks: A 6.5 magnitude quake shook Japan today. A tsunami warning was issued, but was called off hours later with no damage or injuries reported. [Related: Japan's Explosive Geology Explained ]

Stinkers Spreading: Stinkbugs have been reported in 33 states, up eight states since last fall.

Tiger Tally: The number of tigers in India is on the rise, according to the latest census.

Previously on Our Daily Planet: Myanmar Earthquake and Ted Turner's Bison

Reach OurAmazingPlanet staff writer Brett Israel at bisrael@techmedianetwork.com. Follow him on Twitter @btisrael.

Brett Israel was a staff writer for Live Science with a focus on environmental issues. He holds a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and molecular biology from The University of Georgia, a master’s degree in journalism from New York University, and has studied doctorate-level biochemistry at Emory University.