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Love To Hate Cilantro? It's In Your Genes And Maybe, In Your Head

From stinky, crushed bugs to fresh citrus aromas, cilantro's flavor profile is a contentious issue. But is our opinion of the herb hard-wired in our genes, or can we learn to enjoy it? Scientists say maybe it's both.
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How African Cattle Herders Wiped Out An Ancient Plague

Enlisting nomadic African herders finally helped the world eliminate the cattle plague rinderpest. But the veterinarians, who had the power to shut the program down, had to be rewarded for success, too.
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Seeing Stars: Arlington Unveils Revamped Planetarium

The Friends of the Planetarium in Arlington will finally see the fruits of their labor — all $400,000 worth — when the newly renovated school system planetarium reopens to the public next week.

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A Little Patience, A Lot Of Salt Are Keys To A Lost Pickle Recipe

Expert pickler Marisa McClellan recreates a listener's lost pickle recipe, and explains why her grandma's pickles are saltier than many modern-day versions. They're fermented, like a true kosher dill pickle.
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Monkey, New To Science, Found In Central Africa

A scientist discovered the first lesula specimen being kept as a pet in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2007.
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Neil Armstrong Remembered At National Cathedral

Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, was remembered in a memorial service with thousands in attendance at the Washington National Cathedral.

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Tainted Steroid Injections And Public Health

Thousands of people may have been exposed to deadly fungal meningitis from tainted steroid injections for back and neck pain: What the outbreak reveals about regulations, oversight of compounding pharmacies and risks to public health.

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Bird Biodiversity Could Be Key To Stopping West Nile

One researcher in Virginia is looking at how increasing biodiversity among birds could actually help stem the spread of West Nile virus.

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Have Lobster, Will Travel — And Race The Clock

Flying with lobsters is surprisingly easy, as long as the journey isn't too long. And this year's glut of Maine's soft shell lobsters means it's also cheaper than usual to bring them home alive.

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