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Dinosaur tracks; Searching for water on the moon; Pollution causes sperm mutations; Beetles may wipe out lodgepoles; Shock therapy;

Dinosaur tracks attract a crowd from PhysOrg.com
More than 100 people gathered in Kane County, Utah, to see fossilized footprints pressed into the sandstone by dinosaurs 185 million years ago.

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NASA gets ready for moon water search from PhysOrg.com
NASA said Monday validation tests have been completed on cameras and sensors made for searching for water on the Earth’s moon.

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Mouse sperm mutations increased by air pollution: study from PhysOrg.com
Mice exposed to polluted air have dramatically higher rates of genetic mutations in their sperm than mice that breathe filtered air, according to a study released Monday that suggests airborne pollutants may be linked to inheritable DNA damage.

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Beetles May Wipe Out Colo. Lodgepoles from PhysOrg.com
(AP) — Colorado’s fast-spreading infestation of bark beetles has killed 1.5 million acres of lodgepole pines and could largely wipe out the state’s lodgepole forests in three to five years, state and federal forestry officials said Monday.

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Shock therapy making a comeback from PhysOrg.com
Electroshock therapy is coming back into favor as a treatment for depression in the United States.

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