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A Clear And Present Danger: How Glass Kills Birds

Modern architecture loves glass. But glass also kills tens of millions of birds every year when they collide with windows. Now, researchers are trying to learn what birds can see, in an attempt to build better, more bird-friendly buildings.
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New Moo-Bile App Helps Keep Cows Cool And Farmers Updated

When it's hot and humid, you probably don't want to move much and aren't very hungry. The same goes for cows; but when they don't eat, farmers lose money. Using weather data, a new app called Thermal Aid detects the threat of heat stress and offers farmers tips to keep their cows healthy.
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Sikh Community Reacts To Shooting

A gunman killed six and injured three at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin yesterday, stunning the Sikh community in the U.S. and abroad. We talk with a leader in the Washington Sikh community about the reaction among devotees of the faith.

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Tour Guide In Your Pocket: National Zoo Puts Out iPhone App

Ever feel like you weren't getting the full experience at the National Zoo? There's now an iPhone app that offers guided tours, GPS-enabled maps and live feeds of the District's most popular animals — including pandas, of course.

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Bat Calls Make Eerie Comeback As Techno-Like Beats

Bats are disappearing, falling prey to a mysterious disease called white-nose syndrome. At a national park in Vermont, their mysterious sounds are celebrated in a new audio exhibit.
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Bee Professionals Help Canadian In Sticky Situation

A homeowner in Varney, Ontario, recently discovered 180,000 bees nesting in her house. She realized she had a problem when honey started dripping from the ceiling, and called Saugeen Country Honey for help. Guest host Susan Stamberg speaks with the company's co-owner, beekeeper Dave Schuit about the job.
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No Space, Mate: Koalas' Habitat Under Threat

It's estimated that about 100,000 koalas remain in the wild as urbanization envelops their habitats along the Australian east coast. Although Australia recently put the marsupial as "vulnerable" on its endangered species list, advocates say the status doesn't give the animals maximum protection.
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Discovery Of 7,000th Amphibian Celebrated In Song

The website AmphibiaWeb celebrated the discovery of the 7,000th species of amphibian this week. The website is run by the University of California, Berkeley. Audie Cornish has more.

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