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  1. Hooking the Dinosaur of Fish
    It’s paddlefish season in Montana. Programs to harvest the giant’s caviar and sell it have helped to create a model for sustainable fishing.
  2. Trilobites: Coyotes Conquered North America. Now They’re Heading South.
    New maps seek to update the historical range of our continent’s toughest canids, which have thrived as other predators experienced decline.
  3. Grizzly Bears Can Now Be Hunted Near Yellowstone After Wyoming Vote
    Now that grizzly bears have been dropped from the endangered species list, the first big hunt in 43 years is set for September, allowing 22 grizzlies to be shot.
  4. Trilobites: Scientists See Promise in Resurrecting These Rhinos That Are Nearly Extinct
    Even if the technology can bring back the northern white rhinoceros, should we do it?
  5. Trilobites: Big Discovery in a Tiny Mammal-Like Skull Found Under a Dinosaur’s Foot
    Paleontologists found a 130 million-year-old haramiyid fossil in Utah, suggesting that the ancient relatives of modern mammals spread farther across the globe than thought.
  6. Is This the World’s Most Diverse National Park?
    Bringing the numbers to life for the jewel in Bolivia’s conservation crown.
  7. Matter: Every Cell in Your Body Has the Same DNA. Except It Doesn’t.
    The genome obviously varies from person to person. But it can also vary from cell to cell, even within the same individual. The implications of “mosaicism” are enormous.
  8. Alien Asteroids Are Here, Scientists Say. Get Used to Them.
    An asteroid that cohabits an orbit with Jupiter came from outside the solar system.
  9. Trilobites: The Thing Inside Your Cells That Might Determine How Long You Live
    You may have forgotten about the nucleolus since you took biology class, but scientists think this structure inside every cell in your body may play an important role in aging.
  10. As Google Feeds Cats, Owl Lovers Cry Foul
    In a Silicon Valley park, burrowing owls are dying and disappearing. Public records and a bit of snooping uncovered a path that led to Google and its feline-loving employees.
  11. Nonfiction: What We Get Wrong About Animals
    From the marvelous to the utterly bizarre, the astonishing diversity of life is on display in Lucy Cooke’s “The Truth About Animals.”
  12. Q&A: Straight Talk on Why Wrapping Paper Curls
    The alignment of paper fibers and the manufacturing process contribute to flat paper getting unruly.
  13. The Healing Edge: Five Blood Transfusions, One Bone Marrow Transplant — All Before Birth
    In a bold experiment in fetal therapy, doctors in San Francisco treated a fetus with a severe, often fatal blood disorder. The child was saved, but the long-term prognosis is still uncertain.
  14. Have You Ever Seen Someone Be Killed?
    A single data point that complicates how we think about who is in prison.
  15. Global Health: New Ebola Tactics Raise Hope but May Sow Confusion
    A new vaccine and other experimental drugs now are available to fight the outbreak. But first physicians must overcome the suspicions of a frightened populace.
  16. M.L.B. Hired Scientists to Explain Why Home Runs Have Surged. They Couldn’t.
    The ball is not juiced, it’s just more aerodynamic. But not even scientists hired by M.L.B. can explain precisely why.
  17. Hurricane Season’s Around the Corner. Here’s What to Expect.
    The season begins June 1 and experts predict it will be near normal or above normal, but a single storm can cause tremendous damage if it makes landfall.
  18. Is It a Migraine? Many Patients Don’t Realize What Causes Their Suffering
    Here’s a guide to help you recognize the symptoms of migraines, understand why the signs are so often missed, and think about treatment options.
  19. O’Keeffe’s Paradise, Lost and Found
    Maui, Wowee: Georgia O’Keeffe’s largely unknown Hawaiian paintings and sketches surface in the Bronx, at the New York Botanical Garden.
  20. Using Medicine and Science to Improve the Quality of Life
    Medical and scientific breakthroughs, some with ethical concerns, are being used to help people.
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