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Birding for the Holidays

The Audubon's 113th Christmas Bird Count is underway, and thousands of volunteers are taking part this year. Ornithologist David Bonter, and Gary Langham, Audubon's chief scientist, share tips on which species to look out for, and how even birding beginners can get involved.
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Research Chimps Get Permanent Retirement Home

More than 100 federally owned primates have been the subject of controversy. In 2010, the National Institutes of Health made arrangements to move some retired chimpanzees back into the research, spurring protests. But the NIH eventually decided to accept an independent assessment that found there is almost no scientific need for chimps in biomedical research.
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Christmas Comes Early At Australia's Taronga Zoo

Late last week, zoo keepers delivered some tasty presents. You could say they were the animal equivalents of holiday cookies — but without sprinkles.
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Scientists Look For New Drugs In Skin Of Russian Frog

Secretions from a brown frog's skin contain chemicals that might be useful in fighting bacteria. Russian researchers are cataloging compounds in the slimy goo. Although the odds against them are long, the researchers hope their work will aid the search for new drugs.
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Wind Farm Developers More Mindful Of Whales

Groups developing offshore wind farms along the east coast are tweaking their building plans to protect whales.

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National Zoo Welcomes Andean Bear Cubs

There are two new additions at the Smithsonian's National Zoo, and they're among the only ones of their kind.

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Our Region Responds To The Newtown Tragedy

Kojo explores the overlapping issues of school safety, gun control and the challenges of talking to kids about tragic news.

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Ten-Year Horse Racing Agreement Announced In Maryland

A 10-year horse racing agreement was announced by Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley on Friday, which should help stabilize the industry that employs tens of thousands in the state.

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