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Rock Creek Park Deer Population To Be Culled

From a population of just four half a century ago, the Rock Creek Park deer population has exploded into the hundreds. Park officials have announced plans to thin their numbers.

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From An Israeli Kibbutz, A High-Priced Caviar Prized By Top Chefs

One of the world's most treasured foods comes from an unlikely source — a sturgeon farm on a kibbutz in Northern Israel. The prized sturgeon eggs — or osetra caviar, if you must — fetches a hefty price and has a top chef following.
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Nuclear Tuna Is Hot News, But Not Because It's Going To Make You Sick

The amount of radiation found in Pacific bluefin tuna spawned near Fukushima does not threaten our health, despite today's suggestive headlines. What a new study shows is that scientists can rely on tiny amounts of radiation to track animals across great distances.
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Monster Turtle Fossil Discovered In Colombian Mine

Reporting in the Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, researchers write of discovering a car-sized turtle they named Carbonemys cofrinii. Edwin Cadena, who found the fossil, describes the giant reptile's lifestyle 60 million years ago, and what it may have dined on--like baby alligators.
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National Zoo Gains Pair Of Cheetah Cubs

A pair of month-old cheetah cubs have had a rocky road from their unconventional births to their new home at the Smithsonian National Zoo. The duo will debut their abundance of cuteness some time this summer.

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Maryland Set To Ban Arsenic In Chicken Feed

Maryland is set to move forward with a plan to ban arsenic-based chicken feed in the state.

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I'll Have Another One Step Closer To Triple Crown

At the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore Saturday, Kentucky Derby winner I'll Have Another won again, galloping one step closer to the elusive Triple Crown.

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Ancient Deep-Sea Bacteria Are In No Hurry To Eat

Back when the dinosaurs ruled the Earth, some hardy bacteria took up residence at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. Eighty six million years later, they're still there. And a new study says they're living out the most Spartan lifestyle known on this planet.
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A One-Horse Race For Dirt Tracks At Preakness

When the Preakness Stakes is held in Baltimore this weekend, it will take place on a dirt track, just as it has for nearly 140 years. This, despite evidence that synthetic tracks may actually be safer for horses.

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