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Scientists find that the whiskers of harbor seals help them distinguish predator from prey — even from a distance. Douglas Klug/Images hide caption

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Need To Track A Submarine? A Harbor Seal Can Show You How

Harbor seals use sensors in their whiskers to help discern predator from prey. It's all about the way the water whirls, say scientists who are now training computers to be better trackers, too.

Scientists find that the whiskers of harbor seals help them distinguish predator from prey — even from a distance. Douglas Klug/Images hide caption

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Need To Track A Submarine? A Harbor Seal Can Show You How

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For Da Love Of Da Game (Instrumental) DJ Jazzy Jeff
Cloud Corner Marisa Anderson
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A woman lights a candle inside a pair of shoes that were among hundreds displayed in memory of those killed by Hurricane Maria in front of the Puerto Rican Capitol, in San Juan in June. Ricardo Arduengo/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Hurricane Maria Caused 2,975 Deaths In Puerto Rico, Independent Study Estimates

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Fans of Aretha Franklin attend a viewing for the soul music legend at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History on Tuesday in Detroit. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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'She Was Our Queen': Fans Pay Their Final Respects To Aretha Franklin

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(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman Aretha Franklin
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Trying Something Again (Again) Lullatone
Al patrulea fragment Wun Two
Blood Branches Halves
Rainy Streets Blue in Green

Gabriel Kahane's new album, Book of Travelers, was conceived on a two-week train ride across America. Josh Goleman/Nonesuch records hide caption

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Strangers On A Train: How Gabriel Kahane's Travels Inspired An Album Of Empathy

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Spider Heard Guerilla Toss
Tusk The Cairn String Quartet
Be Comfortable, Creature Explosions in the Sky
Mike Modrak Michael Cera
Mystery of Love Sufjan Stevens
Dérive Surya

The new Chick-fil-A meal kits, featuring chicken-based dishes, will be available for pick up at some Atlanta-area restaurants starting this week. Chick-fil-A hide caption

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Chick-Fil-A Pecks Its Way Into The Meal Kit Game

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Logan's Loop Andrew Bird
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Fly Ludovico Einaudi

Chimps use sticks to poke into a mock termite mound to taste a sweet substance placed in the mound by keepers at Chimp Haven in Keithville, La. Today, caretakers say, more chimps in the U.S. live in accredited animal sanctuaries than in research facilities. Janet McConnaughey/AP hide caption

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Too Frail To Retire? Humans Ponder The Fate Of Research Chimps

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