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SpaceX Falcon 9 Experiences Launch Failure

Sun, 06/28/2015 - 8:57am

The resupply mission to the International Space Station will also involve another stab at recovering the rocket part in hopes of reusing it on later missions.

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Wildlife Forensics Lab Uses Tech To Sniff, Identify Illegal Wood

Sun, 06/28/2015 - 4:12am

International timber trafficking is an estimated $100 billion business. A lab that usually focuses on endangered animal cases is using a sophisticated machine to identify contraband wood shipments.

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Puerto Rico's Monkey Island Lures Scientists For Generations

Sat, 06/27/2015 - 7:09am

The isle of Cayo Santiago has been home to at least nine generations of rhesus monkeys since the colony's founding in 1938. Primatologists here seek clues to primate kinship, cognition and ecology.

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New Research Finds Lonely People Have Superior Social Skills

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 3:38pm

Intuitively, many of us might think lonely people are lonely because they have poor social skills. New research turns this thinking on its head and offers a potential cure for loneliness.

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Save Wildlife, Save Yourself?

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 10:32am

Protecting the environment may reduce many diseases, such as Lyme and West Nile, a study finds. The tantalizing idea suggests that conservation and human health may be more connected than we thought.

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To Master Stage Fright, Practice Makes Imperfect OK

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 8:34am

Most people suffer stage fright when speaking or performing in front of a group. One pianist found she could manage the anxiety if she practiced often for an audience.

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Study Reveals What Happens During A 'Glacial Earthquake'

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 2:54pm

Scientists have figured out how massive chunks of ice trigger these seismically-detectable events when they break off a glacier. The findings could help researchers track ice loss from glaciers.

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Make Lava, Not War

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 2:12pm

A sculptor and a geologist are melting hundreds of pounds of rock in a giant cauldron to create realistic lava flows. Cool! NPR reporter Adam Cole pays a visit to learn more about lava's allure.

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'Stealthy' Giant Rhea Eludes Police In U.K.

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 9:33am

The ostrich-like bird, native to South America, escaped from a farm in Nottinghamshire last week.

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Dynamic Duos: How To Get More Nutrition By Pairing Foods

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 4:51pm

Adding eggs to salads helps us absorb the beneficial pigments like beta carotene in the raw vegetables, a new study finds. Here are other foods that, when eaten together, pack a more nutritious punch.

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How The Turtle Got Its Shell

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 12:04pm

The ribs of a 240-million-year-old fossil hold clues to how the first turtle shell evolved. And its skull shape seems closer to that of lizards and snakes than to an ancestor of dinosaurs and birds.

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Genetically Modified Salmon: Coming To A River Near You?

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 11:08am

Scientists are trying to predict what might happen if genetically modified salmon escaped growth facilities. It's a scenario often raised by critics who don't want the FDA to approve sale of the fish.

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Survival Of The Greenest Beer? Breweries Adapt To A Changing Climate

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 10:51am

Breweries are grappling with more weather extremes — heat waves, snowy winters, heavy rains and drought. Many are coming up with creative ways to adjust to their changing environments.

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That's Not Fair! Crime And Punishment In A Preschooler's Mind

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 7:54am

Children as young as 3 years old will step in to right the wrong if they see someone being mistreated, a study finds. But they aren't as keen as 5-year-olds to dole out punishment.

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