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As BP Pays For Oil Spill Impact, Some People Aren't Seeing The Cash

The oil giant is paying billions of dollars to businesses hurt by the 2010 spill. But BP refuses to pay business owners hurt by a government drilling moratorium that was put in place after the spill.
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Rats! New York City Tries To Drain Rodent 'Reservoirs'

Health officials want to reduce the rat population, so they're hiring extra exterminators, sealing up holes and teaching regular New Yorkers how to make homes and gardens less rat-friendly.
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What We Really See When We Go See A Movie

Dr. Tim Smith, a visual scientist at the University of London, discusses how our brains perceive what's seen on the big screen. How do we process images, events and stories that we see in the movies?
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Night Of The Cemetery Bats

And you thought cemeteries were for the dead. A nighttime census of leafy Bellefontaine in St. Louis reveals at least two species of bats. Parklike graveyards provide key habitat for urban wildlife.
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Scientists Study How We Evolved To Stand On Our Own Two Fins

They examined an African fish that can breathe air and walk on its fins, discovering insights into the transition from sea to land some 400 million years ago.
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Ebola Is Rapidly Mutating As It Spreads Across West Africa

For the first time, researchers have tracked the spread of Ebola, in almost real time, during an outbreak. The virus is quickly changing its DNA. But it's still unclear what these mutations mean.
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Researchers Work To Better Understand Brains Of Deaf Language Learners

In the first known study of its kind, a team of researchers from Georgetown University Medical Center and Gallaudet University has shown that the language we learn as children affects brain structure — as does hearing status.

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An Icy Solution To The Mystery Of The Slithering Stones

In the moonscape of Death Valley, one mystery stands out: boulders that seem to creep along the desert floor when nobody's looking. Thanks to video and GPS, scientists now think they know why.
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Life After Ice Buckets: ALS Group Faces $94 Million Challenge

The ALS Association has raised more than $94 million in recent weeks via its online ice bucket challenge — compared with $2.7 million this time last year. Now what?
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There's A Big Leak In America's Water Tower

Peaks around Glacier National Park store water that irrigates a large section of North America. But a warming climate is shrinking that snowpack, with ominous consequences for wildlife and people.

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