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One possible result in the Mighty Mini Mammals division of 2015's Mammal March Madness tournament. If the species that's seeded highest always wins its bracket, the fennec fox will beat out the rest of the division and advance to the final four. Adam Cole/NPR hide caption

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Could A Quokka Beat A Numbat? Oddsmakers Say Yes

In "Mammal March Madness," you win or die. No basketball in this tournament — it's a simulated survival-of-the-fittest game set up by evolutionary biologists. The battle cry? Mammals suck ... milk!

U.S. taxpayers have poured $30 billion into funding electronic records systems in hospitals and doctors' offices since 2009. But most of those systems still can't talk to each other, which makes transfer of medical information tough. iStockphoto hide caption

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Sharing Patient Records Is Still A Digital Dilemma For Doctors

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One possible result in the Mighty Mini Mammals division of 2015's Mammal March Madness tournament. If the species that's seeded highest always wins its bracket, the fennec fox will beat out the rest of the division and advance to the final four. Adam Cole/NPR hide caption

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Could A Quokka Beat A Numbat? Oddsmakers Say Yes

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Jeremy Lewis lost his left arm during a work-related incident while working at a poultry plant in Alabama. The state has the nation's lowest workers' compensation benefits for amputations and sent Lewis into just the kind of downward spiral workers' comp was intended to prevent. Dustin Chambers for ProPublica hide caption

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As Workers' Comp Varies From State To State, Workers Pay The Price

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In Boston, nearly 9 feet of snow this winter has kept shoppers out of stores, putting a strain on the local economy. bettlebrox/Flickr hide caption

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Boston Economy Will Escape Big Freeze Of Historic Snowstorms

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Spider Martin's most well-known photograph, Two Minute Warning, shows marchers facing a line of state troopers in Selma moments before police beat the protestors on March 7, 1965. The day became known as Bloody Sunday. Spider Martin/Courtesy Tracy Martin hide caption

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Photographer Helped Expose Brutality Of Selma's 'Bloody Sunday'

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Astronomers have known about Ceres for centuries, but they don't really know what to make of it. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA hide caption

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NASA Probe Reaches Orbit Around Dwarf Planet

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10 Years Later, A Pair Of Strangers Revisit A Leap Not Taken

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