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Tour A Bat Cave

Bat biologist Nickolay Hristov, of UNC's Center for Design Innovation and Winston-Salem State University, develops new techniques for filming and visualizing bats and the caves they occupy. Some of the tools in his kit include a long-range laser scanner--for modelling bat cave morphology--and portable thermal cameras--to capture bat-life when the lights are off.
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Volcano Shoots Geyser Of Water Up Into Space

Nobody imagined that the rings around Saturn might be fed by geysers. But some of the water vapor shot out by one of Saturn's moons actually makes it into orbit around the planet.
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Behavior, Talent And Genetics

What role does genetics play in talent? And, the surprising things science learned about King Tut from DNA testing his remains.

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Modernizing D.C.'s Taxis

D.C.'s move to install credit card readers in taxis is on hold as competing companies contest the contract for the devices. We update the effort to improve the taxi experience for D.C. riders.

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Toothbrush Fixes Space Station Problem

The International Space Station was faced with a malfunctioning electrical unit, and astronauts couldn't screw down a new one because the exterior bolts were covered in debris. Then they got the idea of scrubbing the bolts clean with a toothbrush.
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When It Comes To Buying Organic, Science And Beliefs Don't Always Mesh

Many of you wrote in to let us know you weren't happy with a recent study on the health benefits of organic foods — or our coverage of it.

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