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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

The urban oasis boasts about 170,000 different types of microbes, recent dirt samples show. That diversity is comparable to a tropical rain forest. About 2,000 species are found only in the park.

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On The Alert For Ebola, Texas Hospital Still Missed First Case

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Lebanon's parliament sits in Beirut's rebuilt Nejmeh Square, near the center of the city. Unlike many of Beirut's neighborhoods, the square is often mostly empty. Tim Fitzsimons/NPR hide caption

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Ghosts Of The Past Still Echo In Beirut's Fragmented Neighborhoods

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Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike star as Nick and Amy Dunne in the new psychological thriller Gone Girl. Merrick Morton/20th Century Fox hide caption

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David Fincher Talks 'Gone Girl,' Avoids Spoilers (Hooray!)

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Soil Doctors Hit Pay Dirt In Manhattan's Central Park

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