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Bird Sighting Record Broken In Canada

Josh Vandermeulen, 22, is happy as a lark about the record he set for number of birds sited in Ontario, Canada. He drove thousands of miles to see 344 different bird species this year, six more than the previous record.
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Maryland Bans Arsenic In Chicken Feed

Maryland became the first state to prohibit the use of additives containing arsenic in chicken feed Tuesday.
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Stuffed Muskrat Stars In Maryland Town's New Year's Tradition

A lighted ball tends to take center stage at most New Year's Eve celebrations, but in Princess Anne, Md., a muskrat in a tophat becomes star of the town.

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Catfight Continues Over Controlling Feral Felines

We go on an early-morning search for alley cats, and hear about the fierce debate over how to control feral feline populations.

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Future Fibers May Be Spun From Slime

The hagfish or "slime eel" shoots out slime containing silk-like fibers of remarkable strength. Douglas Fudge, a biologist at the University of Guelph, says it could be a good substitute for today's synthetic fibers--it's 10 times stronger than nylon, for example--and bacteria can be trained to make it.
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Birding for the Holidays

The Audubon's 113th Christmas Bird Count is underway, and thousands of volunteers are taking part this year. Ornithologist David Bonter, and Gary Langham, Audubon's chief scientist, share tips on which species to look out for, and how even birding beginners can get involved.
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Research Chimps Get Permanent Retirement Home

More than 100 federally owned primates have been the subject of controversy. In 2010, the National Institutes of Health made arrangements to move some retired chimpanzees back into the research, spurring protests. But the NIH eventually decided to accept an independent assessment that found there is almost no scientific need for chimps in biomedical research.
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Christmas Comes Early At Australia's Taronga Zoo

Late last week, zoo keepers delivered some tasty presents. You could say they were the animal equivalents of holiday cookies — but without sprinkles.

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