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Hunting For Big Planets Far Beyond Pluto May Soon Be Easier

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 3:29pm

Construction is starting in Chile on a new sort of telescope. One aim is to survey huge swaths of sky for faint signals of a "Planet X" that may be lurking on the farthest edges of our solar system.

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Why Cambodians Never Get 'Depressed'

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 12:05pm

In many parts of the world, there's no direct translation for terms like depression or anxiety. Cambodians, for example, say "the water in my heart has fallen." So how does a doctor refill a heart?

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Here's How To End Iowa's Great Nitrate Fight

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 4:02am

Des Moines, Iowa, wants to control nitrate pollution in nearby rivers. It's often called fertilizer runoff. But the best way to reduce it involves planting different crops, not using less fertilizer.

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It's Not All Bad News For Earth's Oceans

Sun, 02/01/2015 - 4:05pm

Ocean habitats seem to be in pretty good shape, according to the latest study of ocean species. NPR's Arun Rath talks to ecologist Douglas McCauley.

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The Icebergs Are Talking. We Just Have To Listen.

Sun, 02/01/2015 - 10:22am

Glaciers moan and groan. They crackle, fizz and rumble. Researchers say the noises they make might help us understand how fast they're melting.

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After Alzheimer's Diagnosis, 'The Stripping Away Of My Identity'

Sat, 01/31/2015 - 4:04pm

Greg O'Brien talks about how his life has changed in the five years since he was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease. "More and more I don't recognize people," he says.

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Why Do We Love Football So Much? Theater Tackles Tough Questions

Sat, 01/31/2015 - 4:31am

A play based on interviews with former NFL players, their families and fans digs deep: What's so fun about a sport that devastates bodies and brains? And what if it can't be made safer?

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Why Do We Love Football So Much? Theater Tackles Tough Questions

Sat, 01/31/2015 - 4:31am

A play based on interviews with former NFL players, their families and fans digs deep: What's so fun about a sport that devastates bodies and brains? And what if it can't be made safer?

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By Impersonating Her Mom, A Comedian Grows Closer To Her

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 3:39pm

Human relationships are entanglements, and those connections often aren't clear to us at all. When Maria Bamford impersonated her mom, she realized what she loved about her — and about herself.

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