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Citizen Scientists On A Mission To Find Frogs

Summer is high season for "frogging." The North American Amphibian Monitoring Project has hundreds of volunteers crisscrossing the country to get a better handle on the fate of the nation's frogs.
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The Salmon Cannon: Easier Than Shooting Fish Out Of A Barrel

Alarmed by the rapid decline of wild salmon populations, a company has invented a novel way to help migratory fish over blocked rivers. It uses air pressure to fire them out of a cannon.
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Federal Judge Blocks Texas Restriction On Abortion Clinics

Requiring every center that performs abortions to meet all the standards of a surgical center is excessively restrictive, says the federal district court judge who blocked the state rule Friday.
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Volcanoes In Iceland, Papua New Guinea Keep Residents On Edge

Two eruptions a half a world apart have caused evacuations and aviation warnings, but so far no injuries.
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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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