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Catching A Southern Coyote, Then Letting It Go In The Name Of Science

Coyotes in the Deep South live among a mosaic of agricultural fields and woods but little wilderness. A new study uses tracking collars to understand how these animals thrive in three Southern states.
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Kids, Allergies And A Possible Downside To Squeaky Clean Dishes

Swedish kids growing up in families that wash their dishes by hand are less likely to develop certain allergies than those in families with dishwashers, a study suggests. But there may be more to it.
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The Scents And Sensibility Of LA's Nosy New Perfume Enthusiasts

Our sense of smell isn't simply a powerful trigger. It's a draw to scientists — and to a flourishing subculture in Los Angeles, where amateur perfumers collect fragrances like others collect stamps.
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Parks Service Surveys The Environment's Accoustical Health

The National Park Service has been measuring sounds in nature for a decade. But not all sounds are natural. NPR's Rachel Martin checks in with Kurt Fristrup, who's behind the bio-acoustical project.
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Exploring The Solar System Through The Eyes Of Robotic Voyagers

The Voyager spacecraft revolutionized our understanding of space. In a new book, The Interstellar Age, planetary scientist Jim Bell shares stories about the planning and excitement back on Earth.
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For The Evolution Of Marine Creatures, Bigger Is Better, Study Says

A new study published in Science looked at thousands of marine animals over a 540-million-year evolutionary span. Their conclusion: Most of them got larger.
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15-Minute Ebola Test Approved For Fighting The Epidemic

The test is as simple as a pregnancy test. So it could help health workers find and stop new outbreaks more quickly. But it doesn't catch every case and still requires some lab equipment.
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Why California's Superbug Outbreak Isn't As Scary As It Seems

The outbreak of drug-thwarting bacteria that contributed to the deaths of two patients at a UCLA hospital isn't likely to spread further, doctors say. Still, drug resistance is trouble nationwide.
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Will The Next 'MacGyver' Be An Indian Woman?

Sharpen your Swiss Army knives and grab an extra roll of duct tape, because Mac may be coming back. The creators are looking to the fans to design the new show. And there's one big twist.
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A Biological Quest Leads To A New Kind Of Breast Cancer Drug

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug that thwarts some enzymes breast cancer cells use to evade treatment with estrogen-blocking drugs.

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