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    BALTIMORE (AP) Could crab shells and clay help clean oxygen-robbing algae blooms from the Chesapeake Bay? That's the idea of a group of students at the University of Maryland that will be studied with the help of an $880,000 federal grant.

    BALTIMORE (AP) The Maryland Zoo has become one of the top breeders of the endangered Panamanian golden frog. The small gold and black mottled frogs are known for signaling to each other by waving because the din of rushing water drowns out their chirps.

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    The World Music Education of Philip Glass

    In his new memoir, Music Without Words, the composer explains how a chance meeting with Ravi Shankar sparked a fascination with the cultures of the world and their music.
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    PepsiCo Swaps Diet Drink's Aspartame For Other Artificial Sweeteners

    The company says Diet Pepsi consumers are concerned about aspartame. But the Food and Drug Administration has long affirmed that the sweetener is safe in amounts commonly used by beverage companies.
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    Surgeon General Vivek Murthy On Gun Control, Vaccines And Science

    Surgeon General Vivek Murthy was officially sworn in this week. His confirmation was held up for more than a year because of comments he made about gun violence. Murthy talks with NPR's Scott Simon.
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    As Health Apps Hop On The Apple Watch, Privacy Will Be Key

    The notion of receiving nutrition advice from artificial intelligence on your wrist may seem like science fiction. But health developers are betting this kind of behavior will become the norm.

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