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Mammalian Surprise: African Mouse Can Regrow Skin

Scientists have discovered that a mouse found in Africa can lose large patches of skin and then grow it back without scarring, perhaps as a way of escaping the clutches of a predator. It's a finding that challenges the conventional view that mammals have an extremely limited ability to replace injured body parts.
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Getting Outside This Fall

If you're looking to get outdoors this fall, there are hidden gems around the region to explore. Join us for tips on where to enjoy the great outdoors this season.

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Tourists Banned From India's Tiger Reserves

India's Supreme Court has temporarily banned tourism in core areas of the country's 41 tiger reserves. The unexpected and controversial ruling is aimed at protecting the last of India's 1,700 tigers.
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Crocodile Busts Out Of Airplane's Holding Bin

Maybe you remember the movie Snakes on a Plane? Now an incident on an Australian flight begs for a sequel. A crocodile, on an Australian flight, broke out of the plastic bin that was transporting it.
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Getting A More Svelte Salmon To Your Dinner Plate

Muscular fish like salmon, tuna and eel can benefit from more exercise in a farmed fish environment. New research and a new book are aiming to convince fish farmers that getting fish to swim faster will mean healthier products, less waste, and more profit.
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National Zoo Still Looking For Answers On Panda Cub's Death

Zoo officials are still looking for information on the cause of death of the Smithsonian National Zoo's giant panda cub, which died Sunday morning.

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Vt. Town Hires Livestock To Save Money, Go Green

Sheep and goats grazing on a hillside in Vermont: It's a pastoral image. Now, it's how one New England town is keeping the grass trimmed in its centuries-old cemeteries. And the greener lawn maintenance method is paying off.

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