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Botulism bacteria, or Clostridium botulinum, grow in poorly preserved canned foods, especially meat and fish. The microbe's toxin could be lethal as a bioweapon.

Shots - Health News

Who's Protecting Whom From Deadly Toxin?

Last year a scientist said he'd found a new form of botulinum toxin, and was keeping details secret to keep the recipe from terrorists. But other science and public health labs were shut out, too.

Laverne Cox plays Sophia on Netflix's Orange Is The New Black, one of several current shows exploring the lives of transgender characters.

Monkey See

On Television, More Transgender Characters Come Into Focus

Now that it's more common to see gay characters on TV, is the medium turning to transgender people for fresh stories? NPR's Neda Ulaby looks at TV's crop of transgender and "gender fluid" characters.

The shadow of One57 looms large over Central Park in New York City.

Architecture

New Yorkers Protest Long Shadows Cast By New Skyscrapers

Some New Yorkers are upset about the changing skyline that rims Central Park. They say that as the sun goes behind some of the city's new tall towers, there's a chilling effect to their shadows.

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