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Where Sloths Find These Branches, Their Family Trees Expand https://nyti.ms/2FPilwm

A study showed that when some animals find a crucial resource, they can survive in changing environments and even thrive. The New York Times

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3 Newborn Endangered Right Whales Seen After Year With No Births https://nyti.ms/2DrFJyv

The sighting this winter of newborn whales off the coasts of Florida and Georgia is being greeted with mild optimism, as the North Atlantic population has dwindled. The New York Times

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Oceans Are Getting Louder, Posing Potential Threats to Marine Life https://nyti.ms/2Dq9G1V

Increasing ship traffic, sonar and seismic air gun blasts now planned for offshore drilling may be disrupting migration, reproduction and even the chatter of the seas’ creatures. The New York Times

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Coming Soon to a Police Station Near You: The DNA ‘Magic Box’ https://nyti.ms/2DoOqt9

With Rapid DNA machines, genetic fingerprinting could become as routine as the old-fashioned kind. But forensic experts see a potential for misuse. The New York Times

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What Happened to Earth’s Ancient Craters? Scientists Seek Clues on the Moon’s Pocked Surface https://nyti.ms/2QWrDZg

The pace of space rocks pummeling Earth and the moon was relatively infrequent, but then doubled or tripled for unknown reasons, a new study finds. The New York Times