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5 Years After BP Oil Spill, Experts Debate Damage To Ecosystem

An effort is underway to figure out how the BP oil spill harmed the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem. The damage may not be as dire as feared, but researchers say it's too soon to know the long-term impacts.
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Researchers Fly Over Shale Fields To Study Air Pollution

This month, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is flying an airborne research lab over oil and gas producing states.
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Screening Tests For Breast Cancer Genes Just Got Cheaper

A company has priced its test for mutations linked to breast and ovarian cancer at $249 — far less than the thousands of dollars another firm charges. But is there a downside for the worried well?
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Iowa Farm To Kill 5 Million Chickens In Effort To Contain Avian Flu

This is the worst outbreak since the H5N2 influenza was first detected in December. The disease has been found in seven other states over the past five months.
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3-D Printers Are Changing The Way People Think About Manufacturing

At the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee, the future of manufacturing is taking shape. At the lab, 3D printers offer some unique design opportunities as well as interesting challenges.
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Construction Of Giant Telescope In Hawaii Draws Natives' Ire

In Hawaii, a battle is going on over the future of a mountaintop. Native Hawaiians say it's sacred ground, but astronomers say it's the best place in the world to build an 18-story telescope.
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When Danish Cows See Fresh Spring Pasture, They Jump For Joy

Thousands of spectators gather every April to see ecstatic cows return to fields on organic farms around Denmark. The organic industry says the event has helped fuel demand for organic foods.
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Doctors Don't Always Ask About Pet-Related Health Risks

People can pick up germs and parasites from their pets, and some of them can be nasty. Health care providers for all species could do a better job of communicating the risks, a study finds.
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Humans' Use Of Pain-Relief Creams Proves Fatal To Felines

Three cats died after their owners used an anti-inflammatory cream used to treat arthritis. The Food and Drug Administration warns to keep drugs away from pets; a tiny bit can be toxic.
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Why Handsome Men May Be At A Disadvantage When It Comes To Hiring

Researchers have known that beautiful people have advantages. But experiments find that in many hiring and evaluation decisions, being a good looking man can be a distinct disadvantage.

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