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Chlorine Gas Leak In Chicago Disrupts 'Furries' Convention

At least 19 guests were treated and released at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare, where several thousand people, many dressed as animal characters, were attending the annual Midwest FurFest convention.
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The Mystery Of The Missing Martins

In Skunk Bear's latest video, join the search for an enormous flock of missing songbirds, and learn some bizarre facts about Shakespeare and Doppler radar along the way.
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California Bans Coyote Killing Contests

California's Fish and Game Commission voted on Wednesday to ban coyote hunting derbies. Those are contests where hunters vie to kill the most coyotes, or the biggest, for prizes.
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A Drug Might Heal Spinal Injuries By Sparking Nerve Growth

A neurologist's unorthodox thinking led to an experimental drug that allows trapped nerve fibers to grow again. And that growth helps amplify signals that restored movement in laboratory rats.
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How Dogs Understand What We Say

Dogs pay close attention to the emotion in our voices, but what about the meaning of words? A clever experiment with 250 canines shows that dogs understand more of our speech than previously thought.
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Wildlife Activists Try To Save Staten Island's Wild Turkeys

New York City doesn't sound like the ideal habitat for wild turkeys, yet dozens of them call Staten Island home. Officials want to relocate them, but their plan has had trouble getting off the ground.
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Can Breeders Cure What Ails Our Breast-Heavy Turkeys?

The standard commercial American turkey is the product of decades of intense selective breeding. But breeding for efficiency and size has created new health problems scientists must grapple with.
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Dog Keeps Up With Athletes, Gets Adopted

Swedish athletes on an adventure race in Ecuador fed a stray dog a meatball. The dog kept up with them for six days. At the end of the race, one of the athletes adopted the dog they named Arthur.
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How Can Vultures Eat Rotten Roadkill And Survive?

Vultures consume toxic bacteria that would sicken or kill humans. Stouter immune systems, colonies of helpful microbes and potent stomach acid may help the carrion eaters gorge with abandon.
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New Bird Species Sings Sweetly In Sulawesi

Birds are one of the most widely studied forms of life on the planet. And, there are still new species out there to discover — as one young researcher found recently in a forest in Indonesia.

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