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These Apps Are Going To The Birds, And People Who Watch Them

Technology is finally catching up to the ancient pastime of bird watching. Cell phones are already helping bird watchers get the word out on rare sightings and, soon, watchers will also have apps that forecast bird migration and identify birds by their songs.
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The Dinosaurs' Nemeses: Giant, Jurassic Fleas

The greatest predators that ever roamed Earth suffered just as we mammals did: Large, flealike bloodsucking insects liked to dine on the dinos and even may have carried diseases.
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The Best Bets from Washington Consumers' Checkbook

When you – or your pet – need medical attention, finding the right place for care can be overwhelming. With myriad hospitals and vet clinics to choose from, affordable quality care can vary widely. We get advice from Washington...

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Texas Battling Pollution From Poultry Production

Americans are now consuming more chicken than beef or pork. To help meet the demand, Texas has become the sixth biggest state in poultry production. But more chickens mean more waste, and more pollution.
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After Therapeutic Horses Slashed, Nonprofit Looks For Answers

Three horses that were slashed by an unknown attacker in Virginia last week are recovering nicely, but the director of the nonprofit that owns them is still looking for answers.

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Panda Procreation

We chat with members of the team who are attempting to artificially inseminate one of the giant pandas at the National Zoo...

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