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Virus Locked In Siberian Ice For 30,000 Years Is Revived In Lab

A team of scientists says it has reawakened an ancient pathogen. It's not dangerous to humans, but they warn that climate change could free potentially deadly organisms locked in permafrost.
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Our Supercomputer Overlord Is Now Running A Food Truck

IBM's Watson, known for crushing the human competition on Jeopardy!, is now a sous-chef. It's spitting out novel ingredient combos for human chefs to cook, and hitting the road with sample dishes.
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Nepal Cracks Down On Messy Everest Climbers

Authorities say that from now on, climbers on the world's tallest peak will be expected to return 18 pounds of garbage on their way down or lose a $4,000 deposit.
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In The New Globalized Diet, Wheat, Soy And Palm Oil Rule

People around the world are eating a wider range of foods. But as a whole, we are increasingly reliant on a few crops. Researchers say that increases the risk of agricultural disaster.
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The Secret Lives Of Cows: Jumping For Joy

Yes, they're big, lumbering, earthbound creatures. But sometimes, Bessie and friends just have to get airborne.
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Even In A Desert, Drought Spells Trouble For Ranchers

Northern Nevada is feeling the wide-ranging effects of the drought. With grazing land diminishing and feed prices soaring, the cattle industry is reeling.
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Ecological Stories Uncovered With Whale Bones In Chile

Several years ago, construction workers in Chile found whale fossils from 6 to 9 million years ago. NPR's Jacki Lyden speaks with Nick Pyenson, a paleontologist with the Smithsonian, who helped remove the fossils.
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Creation Museum: Bill Nye Debate Sparked Funding 'Miracle'

Ken Ham, the museum's founder, says a $73-million Noah's Ark theme park was saved from bankruptcy thanks in part to the media attention generated by the face off.
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A Pelican Shows Us What It's Like To Fly

What happens when a young pelican needs help from humans? Say he gets lost and needs some pointers on learning how to fly. That was the case recently in Tanzania.
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Stunning And Amazing: Northern Lights Wow U.K.

"It is just good luck," says astronomer Mark Thompson of the BBC's Stargazing Live. "The last time I have seen it this spectacular was probably 20 years ago."

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