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Nesting Loons Help Researchers Track Toxins

Scientists have found that the aquatic birds are good indicators of toxins in the environment. That's why researchers have taken to the waters of western Maine for what's believed to be the longest-running loon monitoring study in North America.
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Who's Your Daddy?: Male Snail Carries Eggs As Cargo

It's not unheard of in the animal kingdom for males to bear the brunt of early child rearing. But in one species of snail found off the coast of Baja California, many of the eggs the males lug around on their shells aren't even their own offspring.
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NASA Reschedules Rocket Launch For Thursday

It's a bird! It's a plane! Actually, if you're looking at Virginia's Eastern Shore Thursday morning, it's likely you're seeing the first flight of NASA's Talos-Terrier-Oriole launch vehicle

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After 35 Years, Voyager Nears Edge Of Solar System

One of the twin space probes launched 35 years ago has traveled more than 11 billion miles from Earth. The Voyager probes were originally slated just to examine Jupiter and Saturn during a five-year trip.
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Vaginal Ring Protects Monkeys From HIV-Like Infection

A vaginal ring that releases a drug against HIV shows promise in an animal study as a way to prevent infections. The results bolster hopes that an ongoing clinical trial of a similar ring in people will prove to be successful.
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Scientists Unveil 'Google Maps' For Human Genome

For decades, scientists thought that most of our genetic code was essentially useless filler between our genes. But the results of a massive project to understand this so-called junk DNA reveal that it contains switches that control how genes function.
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The Toothbrush: It's In The Space Station's Toolbox. How About Yours?

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station took a spare toothbrush along on a spacewalk today and used it to help clean debris from around some bolts. What do you use them for? (Besides brushing your teeth, that is.)

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