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This Bat Knows How To Drink

The Pallas's long-tongued bat has a neat trick at the tip of its tongue — tiny hairlike structures that fill with blood and stand straight out. This turns the tongue into a nectar-slurping mop at just the right time.
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Unearthing History: How Technology Is Transforming Archaeology

For centuries, explorers tried to find la Ciudad Blanca, a fabled city in the rain forests of Central America. Dense jungle impeded efforts to uncover it. Douglas Preston tells the story of a team who used light detection technology to survey the iconic ruins from the air.
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A Splash Of 'Urban Ocean' On A Southern California Cruise

Instead of traveling alongside picturesque beaches, this boat takes passengers on a tour of the nation's busiest shipping terminal. The sightseeing includes sea lions and trash, juxtaposing Long Beach's commercial might with a fragile ecosystem.
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'The Book Of Woe'

In 1952, the American Psychiatric Association released the first edition of its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, known as the DSM. Before the publication of a newly revised fifth edition later this month, we talk with an author and practicing psychotherapist about the history and future of the manual.

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NASA: Warming Climate Likely Means More Floods, Droughts

The wettest regions will see more heavy rainfall and the driest regions will see even less precipitation, according to the analysis of more than a dozen climate models.
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Environmental Outlook: Stink Bugs

The brown marmorated stink bug tops the USDA's list of most invasive insects. Since arriving on the East Coast aboard a ship from Asia, they've spread to 40 states and threaten billions of dollars in crops. In this month's Environmental Outlook, we look at the biology and ecology of stink bugs and efforts to control their invasion.

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Climate Change In Our National Parks (Rebroadcast)

The director of the National Park Service joins Kojo to talk about its stewardship mission and what lies ahead for the nation's natural treasures.

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Of Flybots And Bug Eyes: Insects Inspire Inventors

Miniaturizing technology is really hard — gears, rotors, belts and pistons that work perfectly at human size just don't work very well at the small scale. So researchers are turning to insects for ideas about how to make tiny flying robots and cameras — and driving a new generation of gadgets.

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