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How To Feed A Numbat: Zoo Cookery Aids Endangered Species

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 1:29pm

Zoo nutritionists these days have to do more than try to keep displayed animals happy and healthy. Sometimes the goal is to bring endangered wildlife back from the brink.

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How Bird Beaks Got Their Start As Dinosaur Snouts

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 6:32pm

Hoping to help trace the history of how velociraptors evolved into birds, researchers at Harvard and Yale may have tracked a key beak transformation to two genes.

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Seasons May Tweak Genes That Trigger Some Chronic Diseases

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 12:10pm

Genes linked to inflammation are more active in winter, a study hints. That might partly explain why some diseases, including Type 1 diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis, are more likely to start then.

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Seasons May Tweak Genes That Trigger Some Chronic Diseases

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 12:10pm

Genes linked to inflammation are more active in winter, a study hints. That might partly explain why some diseases, including Type 1 diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis, are more likely to start then.

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What Might Make Young People Practice Safe Sex? Lottery Tickets!

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 4:09am

Researchers working in Lesotho found that offering lottery tickets to volunteers who test negative for sexually transmitted infections is a powerful motivator for safe sex.

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Researchers Use Lottery Tickets To Help Slow The Spread Of HIV

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 4:09am

Researchers working in the southern African country of Lesotho found that offering lottery tickets to young volunteers, if they can keep themselves HIV negative, is a powerful motivator for safe sex.

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In 'Organic Life,' The Making Of America's First Certified Organic Restaurant

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 2:40am

Nora Pouillon writes about her lifelong devotion to food in a new memoir, My Organic Life. Her restaurant has been a fixture in the Washington, D.C., food scene since 1979.

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In 'Organic Life,' The Making Of America's First Organic Restaurant

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 2:40am

Nora Pouillon writes about her lifelong devotion to food in a new memoir, My Organic Life. Her restaurant has been a fixture in the Washington, D.C., food scene since 1979.

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Exotic Vinegar Flies Invade California After World Tour

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 5:39pm

One critter traveled around the globe from Australia on a eucalyptus tree. The other hitched a ride on a Central American flower. These flies are the tip of the invasive insect iceberg in California.

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Exotic Vinegar Flies Invade California After World Tour

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 5:39pm

One critter traveled around the globe from Australia on a eucalyptus tree. The other hitched a ride on a Central American flower. These flies are the tip of the invasive insect iceberg in California.

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Why Food Companies Should Be More Afraid Of Water Scarcity

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 5:10pm

An environmental sustainability group assessed how 37 U.S. food companies are responding to escalating water risks. It found most have a long way to go to improve water efficiency and other practices.

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Why Food Companies Should Be More Afraid Of Water Scarcity

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 5:10pm

An environmental sustainability group assessed how 37 U.S. food companies are responding to escalating water risks. It found most have a long way to go to improve water efficiency and other practices.

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U.S. Gives Conditional OK To Shell Oil For Drilling Off Alaska's Arctic Shore

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 4:39pm

The company wants to resume drilling in the Chukchi Sea off northwestern Alaska; it broke off that effort in 2012 because of safety problems.

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U.S. Gives Conditional OK To Shell Oil For Drilling Off Alaska's Arctic Shore

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 4:39pm

The company wants to resume drilling in the Chukchi Sea off northwestern Alaska; it broke off that effort in 2012 because of safety problems.

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In Midst Of Drought, Why Not Harvest Water From The Air?

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 3:42pm

All Tech Considered explores some experimental and lesser-used technologies for harvesting and disinfecting water.

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Using Investments And Technology To Rebuild Hawaii's Koa Forests

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 3:42pm

One company is attempting reforestation with an innovative business model. Investors can track the coveted trees using digital IDs. Their money goes to plant new trees that won't be harvested.

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Using Investments And Technology To Rebuild Hawaii's Koa Forests

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 3:42pm

One company is attempting reforestation with an innovative business model. Investors can track the coveted trees using digital IDs. Their money goes to plant new trees that won't be harvested.

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The Great 'Beyond': Contemplating Life, Sex And Elevators In Space

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 12:51pm

Astronomer Chris Impey discusses the future of space travel, sex in space and the connection between science and Buddhism. Impey is the author of Beyond: Our Future in Space.

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Two Guys In Paris Aim To Charm The World Into Climate Action

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 2:24am

It's a nightmarish job: No exercise or fresh air and little food and sleep for days at a time, all in an effort to convince 200 countries to save Earth's climate and the planet. Can they do it?

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If Science Could 'Clone A Mammoth,' Could It Save An Elephant?

Sat, 05/09/2015 - 4:13pm

De-extinction technology could soon bring back lost species — or preserve endangered ones. In her new book, evolutionary biologist Beth Shapiro explores the scientific and ethical challenges.

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