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New Jersey Neighborhood Finds Ways to Live With Cicadas

A symphony of cicadas has been moving up the East Coast. In Summit, N.J., as in other communities, residents find their own ways of living alongside the transient creatures.
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For London Zoo Patrons, It's A Case Of Once Bitten, Twice Shy

Squirrel monkeys in a "walk-through" enclosure bit more than a dozen visitors over a year-long period, according to a report.
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Asparagus Helps Lower Blood Pressure (At Least In Rats)

After 10 weeks, hypertensive rats fed a diet consisting of 5 percent asparagus had lower blood pressure than their counterparts fed a standard rat diet.
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Reactive To Predictive: Tracking Global Epidemics

Kojo explores how far the scientific community has come in developing new technology and surveillance programs for tracking, predicting and preventing global disease outbreaks.

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Baby Moose Benefits From Anglers' Unlikely Catch And Release

Dr. Karen Sciascia and her guide, Seth McLean, were fishing on a Montana river when they spotted a cow moose and a calf that were having trouble crossing the water. When the calf was swept away, they rushed after it.
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Ancient Reptile Named After 'Lizard King' Jim Morrison

Though the species is named after twentieth century rock star Jim Morrison, the Doors front-man, it lived in the jungles of Southeast Asia 40 million years ago. The ancient lizard king was a gentle creature who ate only plants.
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Navy Studies Cicadas For Their Amplifying Sound Technique

From southern Virginia to New England, lots of people are being treated to a cicada serenade. If these insects sound loud to you, that's because they are. They're so loud that some Navy engineers are trying to borrow their technique.
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Tiny, Ancient Tree-Dweller Was One Of Earth's Earliest Primates

About 55 million years ago, a teacup-sized critter in China was helping to pave the way for apes and humans. This insect eater had fingernails and stereo vision, a newly published analysis of a fossil suggests. And it weighed just 1 ounce.
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Environmental Outlook: Jellyfish And The Health Of The Ocean

Jellyfish have thrived for hundreds of millions of years, but now scientists are worried they’re doing too well. For this month's Environmental Outlook: What warming waters and overfishing mean for jellyfish and the health of the ocean.

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