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'Stealthy' Giant Rhea Eludes Police In U.K.

The ostrich-like bird, native to South America, escaped from a farm in Nottinghamshire last week.
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Dynamic Duos: How To Get More Nutrition By Pairing Foods

Adding eggs to salads helps us absorb the beneficial pigments like beta carotene in the raw vegetables, a new study finds. Here are other foods that, when eaten together, pack a more nutritious punch.

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How The Turtle Got Its Shell

The ribs of a 240 million-year-old fossil hold clues to how the first turtle shell evolved. And its skull shape seems closer to that of lizards and snakes than to an ancestor of dinosaurs and birds.
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Genetically Modified Salmon: Coming To A River Near You?

Scientists are trying to predict what might happen if genetically modified salmon escaped growth facilities. It's a scenario often raised by critics who don't want the FDA to approve sale of the fish.
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Survival Of The Greenest Beer? Breweries Adapt To A Changing Climate

Breweries are grappling with more weather extremes — heat waves, snowy winters, heavy rains and drought. Many are coming up with creative ways to adjust to their changing environments.
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That's Not Fair! Crime And Punishment In A Preschooler's Mind

Children as young as 3 years old will step in to right the wrong if they see someone being mistreated, a study finds. But they aren't as keen as 5-year-olds to dole out punishment.

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NASA Flummoxed By Dwarf Planet's Bright Spots, 'Pyramid-Shaped Peak'

The view captured by the Dawn spacecraft this month "shows even more small spots in the crater than were previously visible," NASA says.
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How Digital Games Can Help Kids Learn

A growing number of schools across the nation are using electronic games to teach students math, science and other subjects. Why some education experts believe digital play in the classroom is making kids smarter.

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How Fracking Is Fueling A Power Shift From Coal To Gas

Driven by new regulations and fracking, more coal power plants are retiring for cheaper, cleaner-burning natural gas. But scientists have yet to work out the fossil fuel's imperfect climate footprint.
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Take A Hike To Do Your Heart And Spirit Good

For many Americans, an NPR poll suggests, walking is their most consistent exercise. But how much can a moderately paced walk really help your health?

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