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Photographer Captures Plight Of The Tiger

Fewer than 3,200 tigers exist in the wild. Photographer Steve Winter traveled to Asia to document their perilous situation.
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New LEED Credit Encourages Bird-Friendly Designs

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Floor to ceiling windows make for great light, but they can be a major hazard for birds -- a new credit is aimed at encouraging architects to think more about our avian neighbors.

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Perhaps Scientists Like Lab Mice TOO Much

The lab mouse is the most ubiquitous animal in biomedical research, but that doesn't mean it's always the best subject for researching disease.
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Complaint Against UVA For Using Cats In Medical Training

A physicians group filed a federal complaint to stop the University of Virginia from using cats in their pediatrics residency programs.

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Bald Eagle Death Raises Concerns About Lead Poisoning

High lead levels in a bald eagle brought in to the Wildlife Center of Virginia have prompted calls for hunters to make changes to their hunting habits.

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Bird Flu Experiment Rattles Bioterrorism Experts

Scientists are worried about the deadly bird flu called H5N1 which sometimes infects people. It's never acquired the ability to transmit easily between humans, but researchers would like to know if that could happen. Recently, they've essentially been altering the genes of H5N1 to make the virus spread more easily between lab animals — raising concerns about biosafety and how this research is regulated.
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The Secret To Foie Gras That Keeps Its Fat Is In The Liver

To find out why some livers retain fat during cooking, scientists analyzed liver proteins in ducks. They found that if you reduce the time you overfeed the ducks, you're get livers that lose less fat during cooking.
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Polka-Dotted Horses? Cave Art May Not Be Fantasy

There is art beyond price in the caves of southwestern France. The paintings date back to the Paleolithic period and depict spotted horses, which, according to new research, may actually be how horses looked at the time. Guest host Linda Wertheimer speaks with Professor Terry O'Connor of the University of York in the United Kingdom about the ancient art.
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Pigeon Racers Share A Passion For Flying Fast

Racing pigeons aren't like the pigeons you see in a park. They're stronger, bred for endurance and brains. Thousands of people are flocking to the sport, which isn't without some risk — to the birds and those who don't get out of the way.

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