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A Mouse Watches Film Noir And Offers Clues To Human Consciousness

Researchers in Seattle have created a public observatory for studying the visual circuitry in a mouse's brain. Among the attractions: watching 18,000 neurons respond to Orson Welles' Touch of Evil.
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Chief Mouser Gets To Keep His Job At 10 Downing Street

While David Cameron is leaving the British prime minister's address, Larry the cat is keeping his position. Larry has what's been described as a "strong predatory drive."
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Space Experiment Will Track Animals On Earth

A new experiment, called ICARUS, will be carried out next year aboard the International Space Station. Its purpose is to track the migration of hundreds of species on Earth.
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Your Turn: Community Policing

It's "your turn" to join a conversation about where the D.C. region fits into the reinvigorated national debate about race, community policing and accountability.

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What Does It Mean When A Goat Gazes Into Your Eyes?

A new study suggests that there's more to a goat's stare than you might think.
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Canadian Dog Walker Musters Boxing Skills To Battle Mama Bear

Rick Nelson startled a cub while he was walking his dog. The cub's 300-pound mother came to the rescue. During the altercation, Nelson landed a good underhand punch to the bear's snout.
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'Coyote America' Honors An Animal Making North America Home For Centuries

David Greene talks to historian Dan Flores about his book, Coyote America, a biography of an iconic animal of the American West. Increasingly, the coyote has become associated with suburban life.
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Police Use Bananas To Lure Monkey Back To Captivity

A spider monkey recently escaped from his owner in the Ontario town of Innisfil. Mango isn't the first primate to run loose there. In 2012, Darwin was spotted wearing a sheepskin coat at Ikea.
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20 Years Ago, A Cloned Sheep Named Dolly Was Born

Twenty years ago today, the world's first cloned mammal was born — a sheep named Dolly.
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Adelie Penguins In Danger

A new study says the population of Adelie penguins in the Antarctic could drop dramatically in population by 2099 due to climate change. Megan Cimino, who headed the study, explains why.

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