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An Underwater Race To Transplant Miami's Rare Corals

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 4:04pm

A group of scientists are on an urgent mission: They're rushing to save as many corals as they can from Miami's shipping channel before the creatures are destroyed in an underwater excavation project.

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How A Scientist Of Psychedelics Became The 'Godfather Of Ecstasy'

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 3:20pm

The man known as the "godfather of ecstasy" has died at the age of 88. Scientist Alexander Shulgin rediscovered a chemical known as MDMA, which was eventually adopted as the club drug ecstasy.

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New Pollution Rules Leave Utilities Frustrated, As Details Remain Up In Air

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 3:08pm

The Obama administration has proposed rules for limiting greenhouse gases, but many of the details must still be set by states, leaving utilities unsure about specifics they'll be expected to achieve.

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One Baby, Three Parents: Scientists Say Due Date Is In Two Years

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 2:27pm

A medical procedure uses material from three people to target problems in mitochondria, the energy-producing organelles that have their own DNA.

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Hydroponic Tomatoes May One Day Be Tastier Than Ones Grown Outside

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 11:39am

Advances in greenhouse technology have made growing flavorful tomatoes year-round easier. And scientists say climate change may soon make it harder to grow delicious tomatoes outdoors in fields.

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How Chocolate Might Save The Planet

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 6:03am

Honey is nature's gift. It's natural. Made by bees. Chocolate is the opposite, a great engineering creation that could, just possibly, just maybe, help save our planet.

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Playtime With Mom Helps Boost Toddlers' Under-Developed Brains

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 3:59am

Due to malnourishment, some 200 million toddlers in poor countries have under-developed brains. A study in the journal Science suggests more play time with mom can dramatically reverse the damage.

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How Atomic Particles Became The Smoking Gun In Wine Fraud Mystery

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 2:31am

By testing for radiation, detectives showed that wine bottles purportedly from Thomas Jefferson's collection were fake. And with wine fraud rising, authentication is getting even more sophisticated.

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Study: Americans Less Fearful Of Storms Named After Women

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 4:23pm

People are less likely to seek shelter or otherwise prepare for storms given female names, researchers say. As a result, such storms result in nearly twice as many deaths as those with male names.

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Bursts Of Light Create Memories, Then Take Them Away

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 3:33pm

Scientists seem to have answered a fundamental question about the nature of memory. They have found compelling evidence that memories are made by strengthening connections between certain brain cells.

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With New EPA Rules, McCarthy Sees Economic Upside In Health Savings

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 3:22pm

For more on the new pollution regulations, Robert Siegel speaks with Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy about her agency's carbon emission plan.

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EPA Lays Out Centerpiece To Obama's Climate Change Policy

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 3:22pm

The Obama administration is announcing new pollution standards Monday. The rules, key elements of President Obama's climate change policy, may decide the fate of coal-fired power plants in the U.S.

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EPA Chief Claims Greenhouse Gas Rules Will Save Country Billions

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 2:30pm

EPA administrator Gina McCarthy calls new rules on greenhouse gas reduction perhaps the most significant in the agency's history.

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Jacques Cousteau's Grandson Plans To Spend A Month Underwater

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 12:27pm

Fabien Cousteau and a crew of five headed down to the underwater laboratory Aquarius, just off the Florida Keys, on Sunday. He and his team intend to stay submerged until July 2.

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EPA To Unveil New Proposal Targeting Greenhouse Gases

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 8:16am

The draft proposal from the Environmental Protection Agency has sparked opposition from industry groups who say the changes would be prohibitively expensive.

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If Keystone XL Pipeline Is Rejected, Trains Will Transfer Oil

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 4:11am

The proposed Keystone XL pipeline has generated controversy, especially in Nebraska, where opposition to transporting crude from the oil sands of Canada has delayed a national decision on the project.

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EPA Seeks 30 Percent Cut In Power Plant Emissions

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 12:21am

The Obama administration on Monday will roll out a plan to cut earth-warming pollution from power plants by 30 percent by 2030. The proposal was first reported Sunday by The Wall Street Journal.

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Creativity, Dirty Eggs And Vocal Fry: The Week In Science

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 6:44am

Science is always churning out weird, funny and fascinating findings. What did we miss this week? NPR's Rachel Martin checks in with science writer Rose Eveleth.

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Obama To Wield Executive Power To Limit Carbon Emissions

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 6:44am

President Obama plans to announce Monday his most ambitious plan yet to combat climate change. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Princeton professor Michael Oppenheimer about the significance of the plan.

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Once A Year, Cancer Research News Comes In A Flood, Not A Trickle

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 6:31am

The annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology features thousands of presentations but no big news. That's how cancer treatment improves, in small increments.

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