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If you have seen the movie "Bolt", then you may have wondered if lost pets can really find their way back home.

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Imagine you’re at your favorite seafood restaurant. You peruse the menu: tuna, shrimp, scallops, crude oil… oil?! 

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It’s flu season again and the flu shot is here! But why is it so important to get this yearly vaccine and how does it work?

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Have you ever heard the expression “canary in a coal mine?” Although we no longer use canaries, we have adapted this system of examining animals in order to detect the presence of pollutants in our environment.

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Coral reefs are natural tourist attractions found in some of the most beautiful vacation spots on Earth. However, these reefs offer much greater benefit than simply their tourism value.

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Several farmers in China recently discovered a mystery in their watermelon fields.  It looked like someone had planted dynamite among their crops: thousands of watermelons were destroyed before they could be harvested, burst wide open.

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What if instead of oats and marshmallows in your cereal bowl you woke upone morning to find tiny bits of plastic floating in your milk? This is  what's happening to the creatures living in the Garbage Patch.

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Yes! Timothy Ray Brown is cured of the human immunodeficiency virus, more commonly known as HIV. This is the first and only reported case in medical history where someone has been cured of this retrovirus.

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Biodiversity is a hot topic in conversations about conservation (say that three times fast!). But why?

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Barcodes are used to identify all sorts of things, from bottles of shampoo to hockey pucks to polar bears. Wait a minute—polar bears?

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