The Secret Life Of the Sonoran Desert
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A rescued manatee suffering from exposure to an algae bloom called red tide in southwest Florida comes up for air as it swims into a critical care tank at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo. Steve Nesius/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Algae Bloom Kills Record Number Of Florida Manatees
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Why A Hoosier State Scientist Is Stuck On Oysters
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Landlocked Midwest Farmers Raise Saltwater Shrimp
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Thousands of "fairy circles" dot the landscape of the NamibRand Nature Reserve in Namibia. Why these barren circles appear in grassland areas has puzzled scientists for years. N. Juergens/AAAS/Science hide caption

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What's Behind The 'Fairy Circles' That Dot West Africa?
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Workers clear honey from dead beehives at a bee farm east of Merced, Calif. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP hide caption

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Are Agriculture's Most Popular Insecticides Killing Our Bees?
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Project Seeks To Bring Extinct Species Back
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On Australia's Heron Island, buff-banded rails like this one have become the avian equivalent of a weed. Richard Harris/NPR hide caption

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The Call Of The Shearwater
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Broadway Understudy Is Less Than 'Purrfect'
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And The Award For Best Picture Goes To....
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The bucardo, or Pyrenean ibex, lived high in the Pyrenees until its extinction in 2000. Three years later, researchers attempted to clone Celia, the last bucardo. The clone died minutes after birth. Taxidermic specimen, Regional Government of Aragon, Spain Robb Kendrick/National Geographic hide caption

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It's Called 'De-Extinction' — It's Like 'Jurassic Park,' Except It's Real
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