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The Mystery Of The Missing Martins

In Skunk Bear's latest video, join the search for an enormous flock of missing songbirds, and learn some bizarre facts about Shakespeare and Doppler radar along the way.

Busy Earnin' Jungle
Nomade Slang Ibrahim Maalouf
How We Be Sinkane
Ode To a Mountain The Melodic
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Making and taking a hit chest to chest, instead of skull to skull, is easier to remember if you're not wearing a helmet, say University of New Hampshire Wildcat football players. Jack Rodolico/New Hampshire Public Radio hide caption

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Football Players Drill Without Helmets To Curb Concussions

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Mother Mother Fat Freddy's Drop
Wish for a Flood Ilad

Recent research sequenced 48 bird species, including (from left) the budgerigar, the barn owl and the American flamingo. (Left and center)iStock; (Right) Chris Minerva/Ocean/Corbis hide caption

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Birds Of A Feather Aren't Necessarily Related

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Black Tusk Lumerians
All In Flying Lotus

Chef Jay Bentley makes his pork schnitzel with panko instead of the more traditional bread crumbs. He gets his pork from growers who raise heritage-style pigs that are allowed to forage outside. Courtesy of Jay Bentley hide caption

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Pork Schnitzel: One Chef's Secret To Marital Bliss

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Joe Bob Rag Hot Club of Cowtown
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The University of Virginia is trying to crack down on excessive and underage drinking at fraternities. Jay Paul/Getty Images hide caption

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U.Va. Looks At Ways To Curb Drinking At Its Frat Houses

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Glenn Close Ends 20-Year Broadway Hiatus With 'A Delicate Balance'

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Got Me Wrong Brad Mehldau Trio
Uncle Ace Blood Orange
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Why The White House Wants To Go After Seafood Pirates

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At the Arsenal video club, men sit shoulder to shoulder. But some still say it's too dangerous to go in because of Ebola. John W. Poole/NPR hide caption

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As Ebola Cases Drop, Liberia's Soccer Fans Are Back In The Zone

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