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Close Listening: Decoding Nature Through Sound

What Does Daybreak Sound Like Where You Live?

The natural world is making a lot of noise at dawn. We're collecting recordings of this time of morning from across the world.

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Warning Calls Decoded: Squirrels Take Up Bird Alarms To Foil The Enemy

It can take more than just a keen ear to figure out what animals are saying. Sometimes, scientists are learning, you have to talk back to map the rich networks of conversation in a forest.

Donald Trump and Jeb Bush were polite to each other at the first GOP debate. But it's been gloves off since then, especially on Instagram, a social media outlet not known for its vitriol. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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It's All Politics

Instagram: The New Political War Room?

The Donald Trump-Jeb Bush feud has spilled over into Instagram, which was one of the tamer social media outlets. Not anymore.

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A Turkish paramilitary police officer carries the body of 3-year-old Aylan Kurdi, found washed ashore near the Turkish resort of Bodrum early Wednesday. The boats carrying the boy's family to the Greek island of Kos capsized. His 5-year-old brother and mother also lost their lives. DHA/AP hide caption

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Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis (right) talks with David Moore on Tuesday morning following her refusal to issue a marriage license to him and his partner at the Rowan County Courthouse in Morehead, Ky. Timothy D. Easley/AP hide caption

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