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Montana Governor Allows Wild Bison To Roam Outside Of Yellowstone

For the first time in 30 years, bison will be able to migrate outside of Yellowstone National Park. Park officials, private landowners and the state have been in a decades-long debate over the bison.
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Boosting Life Span By Clearing Out Cellular Clutter

So-called senescent cells no longer divide, but they secrete a mixture of chemicals that can trigger inflammation, which is involved in many age-related disorders. What if the cells were removed?
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British Village Under Attack By Swans

Since swans have enjoyed royal protection for more than 800 years, there's not a lot locals can do. Some villagers are fending off the swans with hoses, according to Metro UK.
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Landmark Deal Protects Over 9 Million Acres Of Canadian Rain Forest

The agreement reached between aboriginal groups known as First Nations, environmental groups and logging companies designates 85 percent of the forest land as permanently protected from logging.
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Rogue Drones? Unleash The Eagles

Police in the Netherlands are helping train eagles to snatch wayward drones from the sky. Yes, there's video.
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Debating Use Of Federal Lands: Bureau Of Land Management Director Neil Kornze

The extremist group behind the armed occupation of a wildlife refuge in Burns, Oregon has demanded that all federal land be "returned to the people." We explore the history of federal land management, how the 250 million acres overseen by the Bureau of Land Management are used, and why there's a vast cultural difference in how public land is viewed out West versus here on the East Coast.

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Dog Flu Virus Spreading Across The United States

One strain of dog flu causing outbreaks in the U.S. appears to be especially contagious, making it likely more dogs than usual will get sick, veterinarians say. Still, 90 percent of cases are mild.
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NPR Contest: Send Us Your Stories Of Happy Accidents In Science

Scientists need curiosity, determination — and luck. We're especially interested in that last bit, so tell us your stories of mistakes and surprises that led to discoveries in the past few years.
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Shifting Colors Of An Octopus May Hint At A Rich, Nasty Social Life

When the gloomy octopus of Australia turns dark and towers threateningly over his neighbor, he's likely signaling aggression, scientists now say. Neighbors get the message — they turn pale and flee.
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Big Zika Virus Outbreak Unlikely In The U.S., Officials Say

The spread of Zika is probably limited by window screens and other mosquito-control measures in common use in the U.S. Also, the primary mosquito that carries Zika has a somewhat limited range.

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