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Washington State's 'Slide Hill' Has A History Of Landslides

Robert Siegel speaks with Seattle Times reporter Ken Armstrong about the instability of the land in Snohomish County in Washington that was affected by the massive mudslide.
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Does Beaver Tush Flavor Your Strawberry Shortcake? We Go Myth Busting

Heard the rumor that strawberry syrups contain flavoring from a beaver's tush? The potion was once a common food flavoring. But settle down! The time of beaver-spiked ice pops and pastries has ended.
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New Dwarf Planet Found At The Solar System's Outer Limits

The tiny world is a pink-hued ball of ice in an area of space once thought to be relatively empty. But the new findings hint of other small objects — and perhaps an unseen planet bigger than Earth.
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Soyuz Misfire Delays Crew Trying To Reach Space Station

One of the engines on a capsule carrying an American and two Russians failed to fire at the right time. That has turned a six-hour journey to the International Space Station into a two-day trip.
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Toxic Chemical Dioxane Detected In More Water Supplies

West Virginia's drinking water crisis earlier this year highlighted an unsettling truth about tap water: Treatment plants test for only a fraction of the chemicals in use.
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Truckin': Salmon Take A Long, Strange Trip To The Pacific Ocean

California's severe drought has left rivers so dry that young salmon can't make their usual migration. To save the fish and the industry, the state is giving millions of salmon a lift.
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The Sources And Symptoms Of A Disease With A Global Reputation

Following the news of an Ebola outbreak in Guinea, Robert Siegel speaks with Pierre Rollin of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about the virus' symptoms, transmission and containment.
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In Ranchers Vs. Weeds, Climate Change Gives Weeds An Edge

Invasive weeds are already a big headache for ranchers, who spend thousands of dollars to get rid of them. New research shows that a changing climate is likely to help many of these weeds thrive.
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After Oil Spill, Ships Start Moving — But Cleanup Has Just Begun

After a vast oil spill in the waters off Houston, authorities are reopening the shipping channel, hoping to ease the wait on those using it. Dave Fehling of Houston Public Media explains the cleanup.
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Bringing A 'Million Orchids' To Florida's Trees

The state's once-abundant orchid population has dwindled. Conservationists hope to change that by planting lab-grown flowers in urban areas throughout South Florida.

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