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24-Sep-2004
New sea predator with a long neck
Scientists have discovered a long-necked sea reptile with small fangs that swam in shallow seas in present-day China more than 230 million years ago.

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17-Sep-2004
Kids creating a new sign language are shaping it as they learn
At a school in Managua, Nicaragua, deaf children have been creating a sign language all their own over the last three decades.

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10-Sep-2004
Bacteria are like Popeye the sailor man
Popeye the sailor man and infection-causing bacteria have something in common -- they need to consume iron to perform their best.

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3-Sep-2004
Precious glass? Why life wouldn't be the same without it
Glass may not cost as much as gold, but considering how it has changed human history, it's as precious as any fancy metal.

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26-Aug-2004
Saltwater fishing reels in a surprise
In contrast to the common belief that recreational fishing is a tiny drop in the bucket compared to commercial fishing, people who go saltwater fishing for fun take a surprisingly large number of threatened fish from waters all around the United States, according to a new study.

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20-Aug-2004
Freight-carrying proteins vibrate walls of cells
Like passing freight trains that shake the walls of nearby houses, cargo-carrying proteins shake the cell walls of yeast.

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13-Aug-2004
Bacteria 'light bulbs' inside coral
Many coral glow, not in the dark, but in the blue light of the ocean. For example, some varieties of the Caribbean Great Star coral, Montastraea cavernosa, give off a sunny orange color.

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6-Aug-2004
Share the nest, get more food
Sharing the nest helps some baby birds grow faster, according to new research. A team of scientists studied the babies of "brown-headed cowbirds" -- birds that lay eggs in the nests of other kinds of birds, such as flycatchers.

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30-Jul-2004
A moon rock's biography
A study of a new meteorite from the moon has revealed that the rock endured four impact events and that the last one actually ejected the rock from the ground and launched it into space.

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30-Jul-2004
Science for Kids exclusive: 'Worm wizard,' Dr. Shana Goffredi
Deep beneath Monterey Bay, California, weird worms topped with bright red, feathery "hats" gorge themselves at a whalebone buffet.

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23-Jul-2004
The science of nosy neighbors
Where should a bird search for food? Would a bright-colored fish or dull-colored fish make the best father?

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16-Jul-2004
How does carbon dioxide affect ocean life?
As human activities like driving have pumped carbon dioxide into the air, the oceans have absorbed a large portion of this gas.

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9-Jul-2004
What happens when snails get sick?
Scientists used to think that the two major groups of animals, vertebrates and invertebrates, protected themselves from getting sick in very different ways.

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2-Jul-2004
An early human skull from Africa
The early humans that lived around 2 million to 500,000 years ago may have come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes.

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25-Jun-2004
Honeybee air conditioning
Anyone whose air conditioner has broken down on a sweltering summer day should find it easy to appreciate the honeybee's do-it-yourself approach to temperature control.

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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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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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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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