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For Red Deer, Iron Curtain Habits Die Hard

Two decades after a Cold War-era fence came down, red deer in the Czech Republic remain reluctant to cross into Germany — a fact suggesting that some deer are capable of teaching certain behaviors.
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New Virus Related To Smallpox Is Found In Republic Of Georgia

Two men have been infected with a virus newly discovered in dairy cattle, scientists say. The disease causes blisters on the hands and arms, and other symptoms similar to those caused by smallpox.
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Experimental Technique Coaxes Muscles Destroyed By War To Regrow

By surgically transplanting material from pig bladders into the injured legs of several men, doctors prompted muscles to heal by growing and nurturing fresh, healthy cells.
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Nino's No-No: Justice Scalia Flubs Dissent In Pollution Case

It's more than embarrassing when a Supreme Court justice makes his decision based on facts that he's gotten wrong. The court has corrected the record, but the slip has stuck among legal cognoscenti.
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Widening Sanctions On Russia Rattle Some In Western Oil Industry

The latest round of sanctions against Russia has created a lot of uncertainty for U.S. and European oil and gas companies. They're growing concerned that another round of sanctions could target Russia's energy sector, jeopardizing Western oil companies' activities there.
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Facing Execution Drug Shortage, States Struggle To Get Cocktail Right

A botched execution in Oklahoma is only the latest issue since states started having trouble obtaining the drugs used to execute inmates. They've been trying new combinations and new drugs, which often had never been used before for that purpose.
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Mars Rover Takes A Break To Drill A Hole

Over the next few days, Curiosity will drill deeper and collect samples, telling scientists about the fluids that once flowed across the area, a point of convergence for different types of terrain.
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Smiting The Mite To Save The Bees (And The Crops They Pollinate)

A government scientist says that to help keep more bees from dying we need to focus on helping beekeepers fight the varroa mite. But some groups say pesticides are just as problematic.
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A Whale Of A Problem: Town Faces Threat Of Exploding Carcass

The town of Trout River in Newfoundland has a bloated, methane-filled, 80-foot blue whale carcass on its beach, and people are concerned that it might spontaneously combust.
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To Get Help From A Little Kid, Ask The Right Way

Asking preschoolers to be helpers is more effective than asking them to help, a study suggests. The noun-based approach works with adults, too, psychologists say, but don't take it too far.

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