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'Softball-Sized Eyeball' Washes Up In Florida; Can You I.D. It?

It's big, it's blue and no one's sure yet what or where it came from. A squid? A whale? Big Foot? See if you can help solve the mystery.

Panda Cub's Death Due To 'Lung And Liver Damage'

The cub was about a week old when it died on Sept. 23. Tests since then show that her lungs didn't develop properly, which affected how much oxygen she was getting and in turn damaged her liver.
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Zoo Vet: Panda Cub Died Of Liver Problem

The 6-day-old panda cub that was born at the National Zoo last month died from a problem with its liver, National Zoo officials say.


Plucky Former Poultry Farmer Goes Wild For Gators

Georgia is well known for its agricultural products, such as peaches, peanuts and chickens. Now, in the tiny town of Camilla, one farm is turning out an unusual item that's in big demand in Europe's high-fashion industry: alligators.
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Fatal Road Accidents Increase During Deer Season

Drivers and motorcyclists are warned to be cautious of the high population of deer during this time of year.


New Dinosaur Was A Small, Fanged Vegetarian

A new dinosaur species was identified this week called Pegomastax, or "thick-jawed reptile." The dinosaur's defining feature is its fangs, which make it look like a fearsome cross between a porcupine and a chicken.

French Bees Produce Mysterious Technicolor Honey

Host Rachel Martin reports that in France, some local bees have been producing colorful honey, the result of a nearby factory that processes waste from an M&M's plant.

From Stem Cells To Eggs (And Beyond)

Reporting in Science, researchers write that mouse stem cells can be transformed not only into egg cells--but into newborn pups. Sean Morrison, a stem cell expert at the University of Texas Southwestern, explains the stem cell's journey, and what it could mean for fertility and assisted reproduction.

A Beetle That Puts The 'Extreme' in Extremity

The horn of the Japanese rhinoceros beetle can grow to be two-thirds the length of the rest of its body. And size matters. The beetles battle with their horns to get access to female beetles. Biologists Doug Emlen and Erin McCullough, of The University of Montana, are looking into what regulates the size of this extra-large attribute.