Birds May Use 'Sound Maps' To Navigate Huge Distances

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Are We Losing The Race Against Climate Change?

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How Owls Turn Heads

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Dung Beetles Use Cosmic GPS to Find Their Way

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Preserving Science News In An Online World

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When times are tough, that prehistoric urge to splurge on high-calorie treats like M&Ms still kicks in. Daniel M.N. Turner/NPR hide caption

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When Crime Pays: Prison Can Teach Some To Be Better Criminals

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American surfer Garrett "GMAC" McNamara rides what could be, if confirmed, the biggest wave conquered in history as a crowd watches Monday in Nazare, Portugal. To Mane/Barcroft Media /Landov hide caption

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Gut Microbes May Play Deadly Role In Malnutrition

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International ships call at the busy Port of New Orleans. It's a major shipping convergence point on the Mississippi River. Ships come upriver from the Gulf of Mexico with imports from abroad, and barges come downriver, bringing U.S. goods for export. Debbie Elliott/NPR hide caption

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Drought Causes Ripple Effect Along Mighty Mississippi River

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Highly detailed sonar systems aboard the research vessel Pritchard gave researchers a clear view of the sediment on the seafloor off Long Island. Courtesy of John Goff/University Of Texas hide caption

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Sand After Sandy: Scientists Map Seafloor For Sediment

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Out For Lunch? Researchers estimate that billions of birds and small mammals are killed by cats in the U.S. annually. Vishnevskiy Vasiliy/iStockphoto hide caption

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Killer Kitties? Cats Kill Billions Of Creatures Every Year

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Scientists Discover Dung Beetles Use The Milky Way For GPS

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