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18-Jun-2004
How close can you get to a comet?
In January 2004, the Stardust spacecraft came breathlessly close to a comet named Wild 2.

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11-Jun-2004
A dog's 'vocabulary'
Rico, a German family's Border collie, can learn the names of toys the first time he encounters them.

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4-Jun-2004
Making sense of scents
New research is helping scientists understand how our brains are able to tell the difference between the scent of a rose and the stink of a sweat sock.

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28-May-2004
Scientists' moon bounce
The moon bounce is always popular at carnivals. In a new study, scientists report that a different kind of moon bounce -- one involving bouncing light, not bouncing feet -- may be important for scientists who study how Earth's climate works.

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21-May-2004
Purebred pooch genetics
Which dog do you think is more genetically similar to a wolf: a tough German Shepherd or a wrinkly-faced Shar-Pei?

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202-346-6440
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14-May-2004
Paved paradise
Unlike the few dandelions that manage to pop through asphalt sidewalks, some ocean creatures seem to actually like asphalt.

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7-May-2004
World's oldest hummingbirds
Hummingbirds in Europe? While the only hummingbirds you'll see flying around Europe these days have probably escaped from captivity, hummingbirds lived wild and free in present-day Germany and in other parts of Europe, Asia and Africa more than 30 million years ago.

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30-Apr-2004
The oldest known campfires?
While scientists don't have lyrics to any campfire songs, the burned seeds, wood, and flint they discovered in Israel could be the world's oldest known remains from fires controlled by humans.

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23-Apr-2004
A medicine in mustard?
Turmeric is a bright yellow spice that colors curry powder and the mustard we squirt on hotdogs.

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American Association for the Advancement of Science

16-Apr-2004
Sunsets keep songbirds from getting lost
Night-migrating songbirds use sunsets to help them fly back and forth between winter feeding grounds in Central and South America to summer breeding grounds in North America.

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