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Antares Ready For Blast Off On ISS Supply Mission

Sun, 07/13/2014 - 11:28am

The rocket, built by commercial firm Orbital Sciences, carries an unmanned Cygnus capsule. It will lift off from a pad at Wallops Island, Va.

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Like Humans, Chimps Fall For Fashion Trends

Sun, 07/13/2014 - 8:51am

It's long been known that chimps learn from each other to make useful tools. Now researchers have seen them copy each other's "fashion statement," Dr. Katherine Cronin tells NPR's Arun Rath.

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The Most Astonishing Wave-Tracking Experiment Ever

Sun, 07/13/2014 - 4:30am

What if I told you that an ordinary-looking wave hitting your beach had traveled, intact, halfway across the planet? Would you believe me? Well, believe this.

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Well, I'll Be Un-Dammed: Colorado River (Briefly) Reached The Sea

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 3:54pm

This spring, the river's final stretch flowed freely for the first time in 50 years. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to writer Rowan Jacobsen about his paddling trip down the temporarily-restored delta.

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The Moon Puts On A Triple Super Summer Spectacle

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 6:42am

This summer, the moon will reach "super" status — turning full at its closest point to the Earth — no fewer than three times. The first supermoon appears Saturday.

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WATCH: Giant Undulating Anchovy School

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 2:11pm

The largest school of the tiny fish seen in 30 years was spotted earlier this week off La Jolla, Calif.

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Elephant Featured In Film 'Alexander' Killed By Thai Poachers

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 9:01am

The 50-year-old Asian elephant, named Phlai Khlao, was apparently poisoned before his tusks were hacked off. Thai authorities are questioning a suspect who is a former elephant handler.

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