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Scientists try to understand disease killing millions of U.S. bats

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West coast scientists are studying a deadly bat disease called white-nose syndrome after it spread to Washington state from the Northeast last year where it has killed more than 5.5 million bats since 2006. Continue reading

Elephants offer clues to cancer’s secrets

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Former circus elephants will retire from the big top tent this spring, but their work improving human lives has only just begun.
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President announces national effort to cure cancer

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In his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama announced a new American initiative to cure cancer. Continue reading

Ancient sequoia trees suffering in California drought

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California’s four-year drought has killed millions of trees in the Sierra Nevada mountain range and has scientists worrying about the region’s giant sequoias. Continue reading

Can trauma be passed to next generation through DNA?

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New research suggests that experiencing intense psychological trauma may have a genetic impact on a person’s future children. Continue reading

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