Christopher Joyce Christopher Joyce is a correspondent on the science desk at NPR. His stories can be heard on all of NPR's news programs, including NPR's Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition.
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Take A Trip Into A Mine And Surround Yourself With Bats

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Reconstruction of Deinocheirus mirificus. Yuong-Nam Lee/Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources hide caption

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Bigger Than A T. Rex, With A Duck's Bill, Huge Arms And A Hump

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Cindy Minnix waits for a bus in a flooded street on Oct. 18, 2012, in Miami Beach. A changing climate is making floods related to high tides more frequent, scientists say. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Climate Change Worsens Coastal Flooding From High Tides

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The Bronx may be up and the Battery down, but Central Park is where an amazing wealth of different sorts of microbes play. iStockphoto hide caption

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Soil Doctors Hit Pay Dirt In Manhattan's Central Park

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Melbourne visitors and residents took to the waters of Australia's St. Kilda Beach in January 2013 to escape a fierce heat wave. Scott Barbour/Getty Images hide caption

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When Can A Big Storm Or Drought Be Blamed On Climate Change?

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Obama Requests All Nations Participate In Climate Treaty

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Climate Activists Look For Solutions From Business, Diplomats

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Workers at the National Geographic Museum in Washington grind the rough edges off a life-size replica of a spinosaurus skeleton. Mike Hettwer/National Geographic hide caption

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Crocodile Meets Godzilla — A Swimming Dino Bigger Than T. Rex

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"The State of the Birds" 2014 report found that red knots (above) and other shorebirds are among the most threatened groups in the U.S. More than half of U.S. shorebird species are on the report's Watch List — species that are currently endangered or at risk. Gerrit Vyn/The Smithsonian Institution hide caption

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U.S. Gets Middling Marks On 2014 'State Of Birds' Report Card

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The granulated surface of the lake bed known as the Racetrack is a favorite destination for tourists — and for scientists who want to investigate trails left by the meandering stones. Momatiuk - Eastcott/Corbis hide caption

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An Icy Solution To The Mystery Of The Slithering Stones

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An earlier spring in Montana's Glacier National Park means full waterfalls at first — but much drier summers. Robert Glusic/Corbis hide caption

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There's A Big Leak In America's Water Tower

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Louis E. Pratt, master ivory cutter for Pratt, Read & Co., shows off eight ivory tusks, April 1, 1955. Courtesy of Deep River Historical Society hide caption

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Elephant Slaughter, African Slavery And America's Pianos

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A bed of eel grass (Zostera marina) flutters in the current along the California coast. David Wrobel/Visuals Unlimite/Corbis hide caption

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Underwater Meadows Might Serve As Antacid For Acid Seas

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Our popular image of Homo erectus as the proto-guy who whose human-like traits all emerged at once needs overhauling, some anthropologists say. Sylvain Entressangle/Science Source hide caption

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Dance Of Human Evolution Was Herky-Jerky, Fossils Suggest

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Being a bit coldblooded has its charms, scientists say. A mammal the size of a T. rex, for example, would have to eat constantly to feed its supercharged metabolism — and would probably starve. Publiphoto/Science Source hide caption

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Maybe Dinosaurs Were A Coldblooded, Warmblooded Mix

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