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Here are your morning headlines for Thursday, December 7th:

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GREATER CLEVELAND AQUARIUM

Several Northeast Ohio groups are working together in an ongoing effort to ensure the survival of the spotted turtle. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources lists the species as “threatened.”

Six female turtles were released this past Friday.

Tami Brown is the general manager of the Greater Cleveland Aquarium, which cares for the turtles before they are released. 

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The animals around us have long influenced our spiritual beliefs. For ancient Egyptians, the humble scarab beetle represented the passing of the sun across the sky, as well as the promise of redemption and rebirth.

In this week’s Exploradio, WKSU’s Jeff St.Clair looks at the mythology surrounding scarabs and meets a Cleveland researcher who has turned back the clock on their origins.

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The Cleveland Museum of Natural History is wants to help science fiction movie fans understand what is true science and what is poetic license in their favorite films. This week the museum will start hosting a series of  sci-fi movies followed by a discussion with an expert on the film’s subject matter.

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The first phase of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History’s $150 million centennial makeover is wrapping up with the opening this weekend of the new Ralph Perkins II Wildlife Center and Woods Garden.

The two-acre exhibit features around 100 native Ohio animals in a setting that allows them to explore a series of overhead trail ways.

WKSU’s Jeff St.Clair takes us on a tour.

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