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'Nose-y' Bacteria Could Yield A New Way To Fight Infection

The search for lifesaving antibiotics is on. Scientists have turned up one promising candidate in an unlikely place — the human nose.
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A Sniff Test For Alzheimer's Checks For The Ability To Identify Odors

New research suggests it may be possible to spot people in the early stages of Alzheimer's by testing their ability to recognize fragrances. The goal is a quick and inexpensive screening test.
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'Sister Clones' Of Dolly The Sheep Are Alive And Kicking

Dolly, the first cloned mammal, had early arthritis and died young, raising concerns that clones age prematurely. But a study confirms the sheep's four sister clones are healthy and aging well.
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Larry Is One Lucky Lobster

A lobster was saved from being someone's dinner at a Florida restaurant after news of his nearly 15-pound size blew up on social media. Now, Larry the Lobster is headed to the Maine State Aquarium.
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How Does A Tiger Keep Cool In This Heat? One Word: Bloodsicles

In the sweltering summer heat of Washington, D.C., the National Zoo gets creative to keep its guests and animals happy. That means things like frozen treats made of cow blood for the big cats.
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Call The Pied Piper: New Zealand Wants To Get Rid Of Its Rats. All Of Them

For decades, New Zealand has tried to reduce the populations of destructive, non-native predators. Now the country has a more ambitious goal: eliminating invasive rats, stoats and possums by 2050.
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For These Cosplayers, Geeky Costumes Are The Cat's Pajamas

Cosplay has been a fixture of the Comic-Con world for more than a decade. Should our pets be embracing the geekery, too?

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The Uppermost Aristocracy of the Hoverfly Society

Fredrik Sjöberg had been hunting for hoverflies for 30 years. But his collection wasn't complete without the rare and beautiful Callicera fly.
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How Wild Birds Team Up With Humans To Guide Them To Honey

It sounds like a fairy tale but it's real. A study shows how wild birds and people communicate to find bees' nests and share the sweet honeycomb. The teamwork may date back thousands of years or more.
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Larry The Cat Taken To Vet For Injury, Expected To Make Full Recovery

Everyone's favorite British civil servant was observed limping on Wednesday. Some political observers suspect rival Palmerston, the Foreign Office cat, is responsible for the prime mouser's wounds.

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