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Science News Archive - May 07, 2006

By Sammy Fretwell, The State, Columbia, S.C. May 7--KINGSTREE -- For decades, Carmen Covington has lived with the smell of fermenting chicken manure from a farm next door. The odor sometimes is so strong Covington stays in her house -- even on pretty days.

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Rolf Peterson has watched a bleeding female wolf struggle to survive, helped by a turncoat male from the rival pack that had mauled and left her for dead.

Most of the chimpanzees that fled a preserve and mauled a group of sightseers have returned, but the leader is still on the loose "out on the hills," the sanctuary's director said Saturday.

By Tim Castle LONDON (Reuters) - Hopes -- or fears -- that the Earth has been visited by alien life forms have been dismissed in an official report by British defense specialists.

Hopes -- or fears -- that the Earth has been visited by alien life forms have been dismissed in an official report by British defense specialists.

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The humpback population roaming the North Pacific, estimated at about 10,000, is believed to have been growing at an annual rate of about 7 percent since the mid-1990s. And as more whales swim to Hawaii from icy feeding grounds, boaters are navigating around some 1,000 calves born in Hawaiian waters each year.

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Since the 1930s, when the common red fox - Vulpes vulpes - started coming to town, Britons have learned to live with a creature whose country cousins were hunted with hounds until the sport was banned last year.