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In Tracking Bats, It Helps To Find Them Adorable

Julia Hoeh is a bat tracker. For $350 a week plus basic housing in rural Tennessee, she stays up long after midnight to affix radio trackers to bats and collect samples of their DNA.
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Bill Would Ease Deer Hunting In Montgomery County

The law decreases the distance archery hunters need to maintain from occupied buildings, to 100 yards from 150.
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When It Comes To Thinking, 2 Fish Heads Are Better Than 1

Maybe we can learn from fish — they don't call a group of them a school for nothing. Researchers found that when 2 fish swim together, they make better decisions than when 2 fish are swimming alone.
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Dogs Carry Kissing Bug Disease In Texas And Latin America

From shelter mutts to show dogs, Texas canines are getting a parasite that causes heart problems in people. Dogs don't spread the parasite directly to humans. But they help to make it more prevalent.
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WATCH: Giant Undulating Anchovy School

The largest school of the tiny fish seen in 30 years was spotted earlier this week off La Jolla, Calif.
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Elephant Featured In Film 'Alexander' Killed By Thai Poachers

The 50-year-old Asian elephant, named Phlai Khlao, was apparently poisoned before his tusks were hacked off. Thai authorities are questioning a suspect who is a former elephant handler.
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Plants Know The Rhythm Of The Caterpillar's Creep

According to new research, plants can hear the sounds of insects chewing. A University of Missouri study reports that plants can recognize the sound of a predator using the vibrations of their leaves.
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Study Shows Penguins Endangered By Waning Antarctic Ice

A new study argues emperor penguins should be classified as an endangered species because of shrinking ice. NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks with scientist Hal Caswell, who co-authored the study.
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Pigeons Fly In Fear As Rufus The Hawk Guards Wimbledon's Grass

At the tennis tournament this year, as in years past, a Harris hawk named Rufus has been soaring above the stadium. His job is to keep pigeons from trespassing onto the iconic grass on Centre Court.
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Washington Humane Society Wants Lights And Sirens For Its Vehicles

The D.C. Council is considering a bill that would allow the Washington Humane Society to use emergency lights and sirens on their vehicles.

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