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In Alaska, An Uncommon Act Of Maternal Love

Melissa Block talks with Roy Wood, a park ranger at the Katmai National Park and Preserve in southern Alaska, about Holly, a brown bear, who has adopted a yearling cub abandoned earlier by his mother.
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Mammoth On The Move: Rare, Nearly-Intact Skeleton Heads To Dallas

The skeleton lay buried in a gravel pit for tens of thousands of years. This week, paleontologists carefully transported the last and largest section to the Perot Museum of Nature and Science.
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'Murdersquishing' Them To Death: How Little Bees Take On Enormous Hornets

They are small. They are weak. They are vulnerable. But these little bees take on a humongous predator in the most ingenious way.
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Killing Comes Naturally To Chimps, Scientists Say

A new study bolsters the theory that chimpanzees kill rivals as an adaptation to their natural environment and not as a result of human impact.
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Dog From Philadelphia Ends Up In Oregon Shelter

The Jack Russell terrier was wearing a microchip when she was taken to the shelter in Portland. The question is how did she get there?
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Diet Soda May Alter Our Gut Microbes And Raise The Risk Of Diabetes

There's a new wrinkle to the old debate over diet soda: Artificial sweeteners may alter our microbiomes. And for some, this may raise blood sugar levels and set the stage for diabetes.
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In Germany, A Magazine For The Dog-Tired

Germans have long had plenty of choices when it comes to magazines catering to canine lovers. But one publisher thinks the time has finally come to throw the dog haters a bone.
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Putting Vegan Dishes On The Menu

A growing interest in vegan cuisine -- no meat, fish, dairy or eggs -- is fueling new menu offerings in our area, from fast-casual to fine dining. We explore the options for avowed vegans and the "vegan curious."

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California Blue Whales On The Rebound, Study Says

California blue whales are rebounding to historic levels after being hammered by whaling, a University of Washington study says. NPR's Arun Rath talks with Trevor Branch, co-author of the study.
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Hey-Diddle, A Fiddle And A Moon-Jumping Cow? NPR Moos Investigates

For Cow Week, NPR's Wade Goodwyn blows the lid off of a children's nursery rhyme. He talks to Modern Farmer correspondent Tyler LeBlanc about whether a cow could jump over the moon.

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