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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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Fairfax Police Investigating Bizarre Horse Stabbings

Police in Fairfax County are asking for help from residents after three horses from a charitable organization that works with the disabled were found with stab wounds Friday morning.

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Designing The Pied Piper Of Fish

Mechanical engineer Maurizio Porfiri, of the Polytechnic Institute of New York University, designs robot fish. A few years ago, he found that real fish would mill about his aquatic robot, and now he's trying to understand why. His research suggests that it has less to do with how the robot looks, than how it makes fish feel.
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Snakehead Appears On Local Bride's Menu

Would you like the chicken, the beef...or the snakehead? We find out why one bride has an invasive species on her wedding menu.

We learned about the subject of this story through WAMU's Public Insight Network. Learn more about the Public Insight Network.

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A Bug's Life: Store Caters To Collectors Of Crawly Pets

Ken "The Bug Guy" MacNeil, host of the Science Channel's Bugging Out, has opened a pet shop devoted to insects in Tucson, Ariz. His inventory of about 10,000 includes tarantulas, scorpions and hissing cockroaches from Madagascar, all for sale as pets.
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Canadian Cow Is Quite The Milk Producer

A Canadian cow has made the record book for most milk produced in a lifetime. The Ottawa Citizen reports the cow has produced more than 57,000 gallons. That's more than six times the average.

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