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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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Con Slobodchikoff:"Chasing Doctor Dolittle: Learning the Language of Animals"

If we could talk to the animals, Dr. Con Slobodchikoff says we can learn animal language.

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What Porcupines Can Teach Engineers

The barbs on porcupine quills help them pierce the skin. If the bumpy needles work so well for the big rodents, couldn't they they also help doctors and nurses giving injections? Designers of medical devices are looking to try the porcupine approach.
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Forget Extinct: The Brontosaurus Never Even Existed

Even if you knew that, you may not know how the fictional dinosaur came to star in the prehistoric landscape of popular imagination for so long. The story starts 130 years ago, in a time known as the "Bone Wars."

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