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Bark Beetles Have Major Effects on Western US

Bark Beetles Have Major Effects on Western US

A beetle that burrows into the bark of pine trees has begun causing problems not just for the trees themselves, but even for the watersheds and ecosystems around them. According
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USDA in Preventing World Famine from Spreading

The United States Department of Agriculture announced in a press release this week that U.S. laboratories have found a gene that may be able to stop the spread of wheat
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Effects of Air Pollution on Super Storms

Air pollution is rarely thought of as being good for human beings, but new research shows that even smog clouds may have a silver lining.  According to a study published
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Undiscovered Secrets of Evolution from a Horse

It sounds like Jurassic Park—scientists recover DNA from a long-dead animal in the hopes of understanding more about how it lived.  This week, scientists announced that they had sequenced and
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Senators Propose Solution for “Orphaned” Nuclear Waste

Four United States Senators—two Democrats and two Republicans—proposed a bill this week aimed at solving the country's nuclear storage woes. 
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Early Retirements for Chimpanzees

In a move that drew criticism from some research groups and applause from animal rights activists, the National Institutes of
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Brave New World: Controversial DNA Embrionic Therapy

England's chief medical officer has given the go-ahead to a new procedure that would help around ten couples in the
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Animals Poisoned by World War II Toxins

The fisher, a threatened mammal species related to weasels, has lived in the Sierra National Forest for far longer than
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Your Own T-Rex Dinosaur in Your Home

The Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History has amassed an incredible collection of fossils, but one of the most iconic
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Voyager Spacecraft At Edge of Solar System

While astronomers still do not know exactly when the Voyager 1 spacecraft will enter interstellar space completely, they say that current data suggests it is now in the outermost layer
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