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How Dogs Understand What We Say

November 28, 2014 - 4:06am

Dogs pay close attention to the emotion in our voices, but what about the meaning of words? A clever experiment with 250 canines shows that dogs understand more of our speech than previously thought.

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How Dogs Understand What We Say

November 28, 2014 - 4:06am

Dogs pay close attention to the emotion in our voices, but what about the meaning of words? A clever experiment with 250 canines shows that dogs understand more of our speech than previously thought.

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Can Breeders Cure What Ails Our Breast-Heavy Turkeys?

November 27, 2014 - 7:03am

The standard commercial American turkey is the product of decades of intense selective breeding. But breeding for efficiency and size has created new health problems scientists must grapple with.

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Can Breeders Cure What Ails Our Breast-Heavy Turkeys?

November 27, 2014 - 7:03am

The standard commercial American turkey is the product of decades of intense selective breeding. But breeding for efficiency and size has created new health problems scientists must grapple with.

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Scientists Analyze Skeletal Remains From Vampire Graveyard

November 27, 2014 - 4:42am

Lab scientists are trying to understand why some corpses buried in northwestern Poland were singled out for special anti-vampire treatments, such as putting a sickle around the neck.

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Search For Political Common Ground Is Difficult, Research Shows

November 27, 2014 - 4:42am

New research into the nature of intractable political conflicts might shed some light on how to address the perennial arguments that break out across Thanksgiving tables.

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Scientists Analyze Skeletal Remains From Vampire Graveyard

November 27, 2014 - 4:42am

Lab scientists are trying to understand why some corpses buried in northwestern Poland were singled out for special anti-vampire treatments, such as putting a sickle around the neck.

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Search For Political Common Ground Is Difficult, Research Shows

November 27, 2014 - 4:42am

New research into the nature of intractable political conflicts might shed some light on how to address the perennial arguments that break out across Thanksgiving tables.

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Colorectal Cancer Cases Are Dropping — Except Among Young Adults

November 26, 2014 - 4:53pm

The number of Americans getting and dying from colorectal cancer has been dropping steadily except for one group — younger adults.

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Shrinking Sea Ice Could Put Polar Bears In Grave Peril By 2100

November 26, 2014 - 4:53pm

A new study looks at the future of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago and finds that by the end of this century, the region might be ice-free for 2 to 5 months, something that puts bears in grave peril.

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Lower Ozone Standard Would Raise The Compliance Bar For Business

November 26, 2014 - 4:53pm

Public health groups say lower levels will benefit people who suffer from asthma or other respiratory illnesses. Business groups say it's another expensive hoop to jump through.

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Colorectal Cancer Cases Are Dropping — Except Among Young Adults

November 26, 2014 - 4:53pm

The number of Americans getting and dying from colorectal cancer has been dropping steadily except for one group — younger adults.

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Shrinking Sea Ice Could Put Polar Bears In Grave Peril By 2100

November 26, 2014 - 4:53pm

A new study looks at the future of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago and finds that by the end of this century, the region might be ice-free for 2 to 5 months, something that puts bears in grave peril.

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Lower Ozone Standard Would Raise The Compliance Bar For Business

November 26, 2014 - 4:53pm

Public health groups say lower levels will benefit people who suffer from asthma or other respiratory illnesses. Business groups say it's another expensive hoop to jump through.

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Ebola Is Changing Course In Liberia. Will The U.S. Military Adapt?

November 25, 2014 - 5:59pm

The U.S. had planned to build 17 treatment units across Liberia, one in each county's major town. Now that more cases are appearing in remote areas, the Army may need to rethink its strategy.

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Ebola Is Changing Course In Liberia. Will The U.S. Military Adapt?

November 25, 2014 - 5:59pm

The U.S. had planned to build 17 treatment units across Liberia, one in each county's major town. Now that more cases are appearing in remote areas, the Army may need to rethink its strategy.

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How Can Vultures Eat Rotten Roadkill And Survive?

November 25, 2014 - 11:24am

Vultures consume toxic bacteria that would sicken or kill humans. Stouter immune systems, colonies of helpful microbes and potent stomach acid may help the carrion eaters gorge with abandon.

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How Can Vultures Eat Rotten Roadkill And Survive?

November 25, 2014 - 11:24am

Vultures consume toxic bacteria that would sicken or kill humans. Stouter immune systems, colonies of helpful microbes and potent stomach acid may help the carrion eaters gorge with abandon.

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New Bird Species Sings Sweetly In Sulawesi

November 25, 2014 - 5:20am

Birds are one of the most widely studied forms of life on the planet. And, there are still new species out there to discover — as one young researcher found recently in a forest in Indonesia.

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New Bird Species Sings Sweetly In Sulawesi

November 25, 2014 - 5:20am

Birds are one of the most widely studied forms of life on the planet. And, there are still new species out there to discover — as one young researcher found recently in a forest in Indonesia.

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