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Beezin' May Be Bogus, But Other Dopey Teen Fads Can Bite Back

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 7:50am

Teenagers have always been creative about repurposing household products in search of a high, and social media is helping them. That leaves parents wondering how to tell danger from harmless hype.

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NASA Chief Dismisses Concern Over Russia Quitting Space Station

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 3:04pm

Administrator Charles Bolden said no one country was indispensable to the ISS after Moscow last week said it would not participate in a plan to extend the station's life past 2020.

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Why Reporting On Scientific Research May Warp Findings

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 5:35am

The pressure to publish original research can mean scientists are neglecting to verify the work of others. In its current issue, the Journal of Social Science is trying a different approach.

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The First American Teenager, Millennia-Old And Underwater

Sun, 05/18/2014 - 4:00pm

DNA from the skeleton of a 12,000-year-old teenage girl found on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula shows that today's Native Americans are descended from Siberians who spread southward across North America.

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Fighting Bugs With Bugs: Hatching A Solution For Troubled Trees

Sun, 05/18/2014 - 4:00pm

The Asian citrus psyllid is a tiny bug that spreads a devastating tree disease. Pesticides can't always control it, so California farmers have turned to a different solution: another bug.

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Fighting Bugs With Bugs: Hatching A Solution For Troubled Trees

Sun, 05/18/2014 - 4:00pm

The Asian citrus psyllid is a tiny bug that spreads a devastating tree disease. Pesticides can't always control it, so California farmers have turned to a different solution: another bug.

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A Giant Among Dinosaurs Discovered In Argentina

Sun, 05/18/2014 - 2:11pm

Paleontologists say the titanosaur fossils are from the biggest dinosaur ever to walk the planet.

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MERS Appears To Spread With Business-Meeting Contact

Sun, 05/18/2014 - 6:37am

NPR's Lynn Neary talks to science correspondent Rob Stein about the first human-to-human infection of MERS in the U.S.

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Intriguing Lime Green Blobs Appear In The Andes Mountains. Are They Alive?

Sun, 05/18/2014 - 4:27am

It's dry. Empty. Rocks everywhere. About 10,000 feet up in the Andes. Then, all of a sudden you see an enormous, lime green, tasty-looking lump. Should you lick it?

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Intriguing Lime-Green Blobs Appear In The Andes Mountains. Are They Alive?

Sun, 05/18/2014 - 4:27am

It's dry. Empty. Rocks everywhere. About 10,000 feet up in the Andes. Then, all of a sudden, you see an enormous, lime green, tasty-looking lump. Should you lick it?

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Filtering A New Idea: A Book That's Educational And 'Drinkable'

Sat, 05/17/2014 - 4:07pm

Improving access to clean water can reduce the spread of diarrheal diseases in developing countries. The "Drinkable Book" should help: It has water safety tips and each page works as a filter.

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The Dismissive, Exasperated, Sinister Sounds Of Teenagers

Sat, 05/17/2014 - 6:47am

Teenagers can appear distant and moody, unless you speak their language. Linguist James Harbeck sought to crack the code of teen-talk. He speaks with NPR's Scott Simon about his findings.

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Ancient Skeleton In Mexico Sheds Light On Americas Settlement

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 4:27pm

DNA from a 12,000-year-old skeleton of a teenage girl found in a cave in the Yucatan Peninsula shows the same markers found in modern Native Americans.

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What's To Blame For California's Early Fire Season?

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 3:01pm

John Laird, the secretary of the California Natural Resources Agency, discusses how to fight fires differently, as well as the role climate change may play in the frequency of fires in California.

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When Numbers Bleed, Freeze, Starve And Die On A Battlefield: The Dark Poetry of Data

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 11:25am

Let me tell you a story — a history story — that's all numbers, only numbers, and still packs an emotional wallop. Button up. It's 1812. In Russia. It's cold.

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Russian Rocket Fails After Launch, Breaking Up Over China

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 7:32am

With an expensive communication satellite as its payload, a Russian Proton-M rocket broke apart during its third stage last night. The unmanned rocket failed at an altitude of 100 miles.

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Corruption In Ukraine Robs HIV Patients Of Crucial Medicine

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 2:43am

Corruption is a daily fact of life in Ukraine, and that's killing people infected with HIV, say activists. As funds for medicine stray, there is only enough to treat half of all HIV-infected patients.

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Why Jupiter's Red Spot Isn't As Great As It Used To Be

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 5:31pm

The most prominent feature on the solar system's largest planet has been shrinking for years, and NASA says it's now smaller than ever.

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Organic Produce Is A Tough Sell In The Gaza Strip

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 4:26pm

A group of Gazan farmers has gone organic. While their produce should fetch a premium price, most of it ends up in the public market, mixed in with regular produce and sold for the same price.

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Those Calif. Wildfires Viewed From Space

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 3:37pm

The image, captured by NASA's Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard the Aqua satellite, shows smoke trails stretching out over the Pacific Ocean.

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