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Australia Antarctic Mission Focuses on Penguin Poo

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October 15, 2013
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Ancient penguin droppings and the impact of global warming on the Antarctic food chain will be the focus of Australia's latest scientific mission to the icy continent which departed on October 14, 2013.


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AP (Nov. 27, 2013) — Apartment and condo managers, dogged by complaints from those who've stepped into a pile of dog poo, are using DNA testing to identify the culprits and track down their owners. (Nov. 27)
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Global Ocean Study Reveals Unexpected Plankton Populations

Global Ocean Study Reveals Unexpected Plankton Populations

Reuters (Sep. 26, 2012) — A research mission across the world's oceans has revealed double the number of types of plankton existing in the sea as previously thought. The Tara schooner has been docked in London for ten days following its momentous two-and-a-half-year voyage 70,000-mile voyage across the Atlantic, Pacific, Antarctic and Indian Oceans to chart the impact of climate change. Jim Drury went aboard.
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Panda Love at Zoo Atlanta

Panda Love at Zoo Atlanta

National Geographic (Feb. 8, 2012) — Discusses the endangered status of the giant panda and efforts to get captive pandas to breed and reproduce. Focuses on Yang Yang and Lun Lun, male and female pandas at Zoo Atlanta, who were raised together in captivity.
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