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Which 'Morning Edition' Story Was The Joke?

It was such an odd day of news on Tuesday that people wrote asking which of our stories was the April Fool's joke? Hint: It was the one about the cat.

The List Of Animals Who Can Truly, Really Dance Is Very Short. Who's On It?

YouTube is chock full of cats, gophers, dogs and chimps who are supposed to be dancing. But they're not. Biologists say the list of "true" dancers is extremely small. We're on it. But guess who else?

Fraud Found In Study Claiming Fast, Easy Stem Cells

The lead author of a recent "breakthrough study" fabricated the data and is guilty of scientific misconduct, according to a Japanese research panel. The scientist says she will appeal the judgment.

Scratch That: One Cat's Struggle With Internet Stardom

How to Make Your Cat an Internet Celebrity might be the year's first essential new book. NPR's Renita Jablonski picks up the book, and her cat, to see if he has what it takes to be a star on the Web.

International Ruling Puts Stop To Japan's 'Scientific' Whaling

Since the world community banned whaling, Japan has continued to permit its fleet to kill whales under the guise of scientific research. The International Court of Justice in the Hague Monday ordered Japan to stop whaling in the Antarctic Ocean. Japan says it will abide by the ruling.

Japan Must Halt Whaling Program In Antarctic, Court Says

Japan's government had argued that whales were hunted for research purposes. The International Court of Justice said there wasn't enough scientific research to justify killing hundreds of whales.

No-Kill Caviar Aims To Keep The Treat And Save The Sturgeon

A method of extracting eggs from sturgeon without killing or cutting aims to revamp the industry and lower prices for this long-luxe treat. Critics say the idea is great. The taste? That's debatable.
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Six Chickens, Pygmy Goat Found Killed In Rock Creek Park

Several animals, including chickens and a goat, were killed in Rock Creek Park in what appears to be a religious ritual.


Truckin': Salmon Take A Long, Strange Trip To The Pacific Ocean

California's severe drought has left rivers so dry that young salmon can't make their usual migration. To save the fish and the industry, the state is giving millions of salmon a lift.

Shearing Olympics Lacks Shaggy Sheep

Ireland's Golden Shears World Championships has 5,000 sheep so far but a thousand more are needed. So organizers are making farmers an offer.