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A Single Protein May Help Explain Memory Loss In Old Age

Age-related fumbles of memory are often feared as early signs of Alzheimer's dementia, but recent research confirms an important difference. The underlying biology of the two sorts of memory loss aren't the same. And the age-related form may be reversible someday.
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Cat Sets Record For Long Hair

A Persian long hair in Seattle named Colonel Meow set the record. His hair stretches 9 inches. It's not that crazy for that breed of cat. His owners swear that Colonel is not using any product.
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The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Into London Man's Bed

A London man got quite the wake up call Tuesday morning. He rolled over in bed to find himself face to face with a fox. It seems the animal had gotten in through the cat door.
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Beachgoers In Spain Face Invasion Of Jellyfish

Known for its sparkling turquoise waters and white sand, Spain's Mediterranean beaches are developing a new reputation — for a growing number of jellyfish. Scientists blame overfishing and, possibly, climate change for the spike in stinging invertebrates.
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97-Year-Old Birder Has No Intention Of Slowing Down

At the Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge in Texas is where 97-year-old Karl Haller has been counting birds for decades. Haller says he plans to keep going for as long as he can. He already has been counting birds for more than 50 yers.
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National Zoo's Giant Panda Cub Is Healthy

The National Zoo's panda cub received its first neonatal exam Sunday morning. Vets say the cub is healthy and active.

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Dying Dolphin Found In Virginia Waters

A dying dolphin was found Saturday morning in a creek near downtown Portsmouth, Va.

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National Zoo's Giant Panda Mei Xiang Gives Birth To Stillborn Cub

The National Zoo's giant panda Mei Xiang gave birth to a stillborn cub Saturday evening at 7:29 p.m. Her first cub, born on Friday, is doing well.

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Following The Trail Of The Whale Shark

A nine-year study has tracked more than 800 of the massive and largely mysterious whale sharks. For the first time, researchers have tracked the sharks' far-flung migration and where they may go to give birth. (This piece initially aired Aug. 22, 2013 on Morning Edition.)
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Second Panda Cub Stillborn, First Cub Fine, At National Zoo

Keepers at the Smithsonian National Zoo, who were elated to report Friday that giant panda Mei Xiang gave birth to a cub, added a sad note Saturday with the news of a second cub, which was stillborn.

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