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To Count Elephants In The Forest, Watch Where You Step

To know how elephants are faring, they need to be counted. But how do you count them when they're hidden under thick forest canopies? A conservationist in the 1980s started to count their poop, and that helped to create a model of elephants' numbers and movement through the forest.
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Bee Deaths May Have Reached A Crisis Point For Crops

The number of honeybees has now dwindled to the point where there may not be enough to pollinate some major U.S. crops, including almonds, blueberries and apples. And this year brought farmers closer than ever to a true pollination crisis.
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This Bat Knows How To Drink

The Pallas's long-tongued bat has a neat trick at the tip of its tongue — tiny hairlike structures that fill with blood and stand straight out. This turns the tongue into a nectar-slurping mop at just the right time.
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New Asian Elephant To Join Herd At National Zoo

An Asian elephant hailing from the Baton Rouge Zoo will soon call the Elephant Trail exhibit at Smithsonian's National Zoo home.

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Help Wanted: Polar Bear Spotters

The Norwegian government is looking for the spotters to warn researchers in the Arctic Circle when bears get too close. A successful candidate should enjoy the outdoors and be competent with firearms.

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