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Rules Would Retire Most Research Chimps

An NIH working group recommends that most of the agency's 360 research chimpanzees be sent to a sanctuary — a non-laboratory setting where chimps can live more natural lives. But even if the NIH accepts the recommendations, putting them into effect won't be easy.
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To Catch A Marten: Seeking Clues In Olympic National Forest

Scientists are worried about the elusive members of the weasel family that live in parts of Olympic National Forest in Washington state. To see whether martens are endangered, volunteers are installing remote camera traps to take photos of the animals.
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Figuring How To Pay For (Chimp) Retirement

The National Institutes of Health owns or supports almost 700 chimps. But the question of where they go when no longer needed for research is a thorny one: NIH money to support retired chimps in sanctuaries has been limited by Congress.
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Figuring How To Pay For (Chimp) Retirement

The National Institutes of Health owns or supports almost 700 chimps. But the question of where they go when no longer needed for research is a thorny one: NIH money to support retired chimps in sanctuaries has been limited by Congress.
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Yes, Virginia, Crabs Likely Feel Pain, But They're Still Delicious

Prawns will rub themselves when dabbed with acid. And hermit crabs show stress-related behavior after getting shocked out of their shells. Now scientists find that British shore crabs can learn to avoid an electric shock — a key sign that crustaceans really do experience pain.

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Hostage Crisis In Algeria

Americans at an oil facility in Algeria were among a number of people taken hostage yesterday. An Islamic militant group has claimed responsibility. An update on the crisis.

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Florida's Python Hunt Aims To Put Dent In Population Of The Invasive Species

Audie Cornish talks to humorist Dave Barry about Florida's so-called "Python Challenge." It was dreamed up by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The "challenge" is a month-long contest with the mission of raising public awareness about Burmese pythons.

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