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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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Scientists Look For New Drugs In Skin Of Russian Frog

Secretions from a brown frog's skin contain chemicals that might be useful in fighting bacteria. Russian researchers are cataloging compounds in the slimy goo. Although the odds against them are long, the researchers hope their work will aid the search for new drugs.
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Wind Farm Developers More Mindful Of Whales

Groups developing offshore wind farms along the east coast are tweaking their building plans to protect whales.

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National Zoo Welcomes Andean Bear Cubs

There are two new additions at the Smithsonian's National Zoo, and they're among the only ones of their kind.

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Our Region Responds To The Newtown Tragedy

Kojo explores the overlapping issues of school safety, gun control and the challenges of talking to kids about tragic news.

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Ten-Year Horse Racing Agreement Announced In Maryland

A 10-year horse racing agreement was announced by Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley on Friday, which should help stabilize the industry that employs tens of thousands in the state.

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Counting Bugs In Panama? Get Out Your Tree Raft

Researchers wanted to take a census of all of the insects living in a small section of rainforest in Panama. To do this, they went up in a balloon, hung from a crane and walked atop the canopy in a huge tree raft. All told, they collected almost 130,000 specimens from more than 6,000 species.
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Scientists Mourn Popular Wolf Shot By A Hunter

The wolf known as 832F was taking a rare jaunt outside the boundaries of Yellowstone National Park when she was killed last week. Though her death is a blow to those who followed her story, some say hunting is a necessary part of the future of wolves in the West.

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