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Giant Panda Cub's Name To Be Announced This Sunday

The Smithsonian's newest panda cub will get a name on Sunday.
Brittany Steff, Smithsonian’s National Zoo
The Smithsonian's newest panda cub will get a name on Sunday.

The new giant panda cub will be named on Sunday, her 100th day of life, following Chinese tradition. Spokeswoman Anna-Lisa Myer says the zoo held an online contest to name the baby panda and the winner will be announced Sunday during a special ceremony.

"We received over 123,000 online votes to name the panda, so it was pandamonium with voting and with a nonpartisan voting effort, everyone can get behind loving that panda."

The cub's name will be revealed in both English and Chinese scrolls hanging from a 12-foot arch.

Her public debut is expected in early January.

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Once Outlaws, Young Lords Find A Museum Home For Radical Roots

Inspired by the Black Panthers, the Young Lords were formed in New York City by a group of Puerto Rican youth in 1969. Their history is now on display in a new exhibition.
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Europe's Taste For Caviar Is Putting Pressure On A Great Lakes Fish

Scientists say lake herring, a key fish in Lake Superior's food web, is suffering because of mild winters and Europe's appetite for roe. Some say the species may be at risk of "collapse."
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A Congressional Attempt To Speed The Development Of Lifesaving Treatments

Earlier this month, the House of Representatives passed the 21st Century Cures Act in a rare bi-partisan effort. The bill is meant to speed the development of lifesaving treatments, but critics warn it may also allow ineffective or even harmful drugs onto the market.

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Some Google Street View Cars Now Track Pollution Levels

Google's already tested three of the pollution-sensor equipped cars in Denver, and is currently trying them out in the Bay Area.

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