Researchers at the U.S. Geological Survey National Wildlife Health Center in Madison, Wis., use eggs to see if the Asian strain of the H5N1 bird flu virus has entered the U.S. in this photo from 2006. Andy Manis/AP hide caption

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Research Moratoriums And Recipes For Superbugs: Bird Flu In 2012

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A Busy And Head-Scratching 2012 Hurricane Season

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The bubbles in champagne tickle the tongue and transfer wonderful aromas to the nose. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Cheap Bubbly Or Expensive Sparkling Wine? Look To The Bubbles For Clues

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Why Charities Need To Consider Donors' Politics

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Mosquitoes like this one can carry the virus that causes dengue fever, which may become a bigger problem in some regions as biodiversity is lost. James Gathany/CDC Public Health Image Library hide caption

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Photographer Freya Najade journeys into the weird sci-fi world of Europe's agricultural production. In one cow-milking facility she visited, "two people are needed to milk twice a day 300 cows," she writes. Freya Najade hide caption

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Making Resolutions That Stick

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The Renaissance Man Who Got It All Wrong

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Book Challenges Kids With Science-Based Mysteries

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Get The Most Bang From Your Bubbly

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'Consider the Fork' Chronicles Evolution of Eating

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Chef Jack Bishop on 'The Science of Good Cooking'

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Thousands of years ago, a mutation in the human genome allowed many adults to digest lactose and drink milk. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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People in Takoma Park, Md., walk toward a fallen telephone pole on June 30 after heavy overnight thunderstorms devastated the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. The line of storms known as a derecho left over 1 million people without power. Kevin Dietsch/UPI/Landov hide caption

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An Abundance Of Extreme Weather Has Many On Edge

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