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YouTube is chock full of cats, gophers, dogs, chimps who are supposed to be dancing. But they're not. Biologists say the list of 'true' dancers is extremely small. We're on it. But guess who else?

Nobel Prize-winning chemist and President of the RIKEN, Ryoji Noyori, bows to apologize for the scientific misconduct of a colleague at a news conference in Tokyo Tuesday.

The lead author of a recent "breakthrough study" fabricated the data and is guilty of scientific misconduct, according to a Japanese research panel. The scientist says she will appeal the judgement.

Cady Heron (played by Lindsay Lohan, left) found out the hard way that moving up into the A-list clique doesn't protect you in the movie Mean Girls.

You'd think that the popular kids don't get picked on, but as a teenager's social status rises, they're more apt to be bullied. Increased social combat may be to blame.

The world's biggest extinction some 250 million years ago wiped out 90 percent of all living things. What caused it has puzzled scientists, and now they think microbes may have done it.

Since the world community banned whaling, Japan has continued to permit its fleet to kill whales under the guise of scientific research. The International Court of Justice in the Hague Monday ordered Japan to stop whaling in the Antarctic Ocean. Japan says it will abide by the ruling.

Frac sand

For the past few years, frac sand mines in the Midwest have been popping up right alongside hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. But as Kristofor Husted reports, an uproar of opposition based on health concerns is spreading down through the region into Missouri.

Joplin Tornado Damage

Another round of funding has been awarded to Joplin to clean up lawns contaminated by lead and cadmium. The new federal funding comes from the EPA's Superfund Program in hopes that residents will continue to rebuild in areas affected by the May 2011 tornado. KSMU's Shannon Bowers has more.  

Vaccine

The Centers for Disease Control is reporting a sharp decline in new influenza cases around the country. And as KSMU’s Shane Franklin reports, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department is experiencing the same trend.

Bat Infected with white-nose syndrome / Photo Credit: USDWL-Southern Region

Are Missouri’s bats in danger? A disease that has killed over five million in the north eastern United States has been confirmed in northern Arkansas. KSMU’s Shannon Bowers reports on efforts to prevent the spread of white-nose syndrome.