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WATCH: Orphaned Sea Otter Pup Has Snack, Playtime

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 3:40pm

Found in late September along the California coast, "Pup 681" spent a month at the Monterey Aquarium before being transferred to her new home at the Shedd in Chicago.

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Controversy Over Scientist's Shirt Mars Celebration Of Comet Landing

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 3:23pm

A scientist who contributed to this week's triumphant comet landing mission has upset people by wearing a loud shirt that some say is sexist. On Twitter, people have dubbed the dispute "shirtstorm."

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Climate Change To Make Lightning More Common, Study Says

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 10:13am

Researchers writing in the journal Science say that if the rate of global warming goes unchecked, the frequency of lightning strikes will increase by 50 percent.

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Comet Lander Deploys Drill, But Could Lose Power Tonight

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 8:59am

Fearing that Philae's batteries won't last past Friday, engineers are looking at possible ways to help it get more power from its solar panels. One ray of hope: Its comet is heading toward the sun.

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Why Do We Create Stereotypes?

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 8:45am

Psychologist Paul Bloom explains why prejudice is natural, rational and even moral — the key is to understand why we depend on it, and recognize when it leads us astray.

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Strategies Help Calif. Ranchers, Farmers Weather Drought

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 4:06am

California likely produces more than half of all fresh food we eat in the U.S. Three years of severe drought is forcing farmers and ranchers to rethink just about everything about their businesses.

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Neil DeGrasse Tyson Separates Fact From Fiction In 'Interstellar'

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 2:27am

The astrophysicist has been tweeting about the science behind the film. In an interview with NPR, Tyson goes beyond those tweets, into wormholes, relatively and even a few spoilers.

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