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With Nuclear Waste Dump Closed, Where To Keep Cold War Leftovers?

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 3:00pm

Workers are about to re-enter a New Mexico waste dump that was hit by a recent accident. The incident is shaping up to be yet another setback in the quest to find a home for America's nuclear waste.

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Even After The Floods, The Drought Continues

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 3:00pm

The storms that drenched California recently did little to combat one of the state's worst droughts in a century. Farmers in California's Central Valley say they need "Biblical proportions" of rain.

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Remembering The Doctor Who Spoke Hard Truths About Dying

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 3:00pm

Dr. Sherwin Nuland has passed away at the age of 83. The surgeon was best known for his book How We Die. Atul Gawande, a surgeon and writer himself, discusses the late doctor's life.

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Chipotle Says There's No 'Guacapocalypse' Looming

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 10:42am

Yes, climate change raises the risk that avocados will become extra pricey. But Chipotle says that news reports suggesting it could be forced to drop guacamole from the menu are vastly overstated.

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Is That Someone's House? What Astronauts Can See Looking Down

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 7:03am

A mysterious dark spot in downtown Tokyo. A flock of dancing dots in the Pacific. A town that's half orange, half green. Astronaut puzzlers seen from space.

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WATCH: Drone Catches Video Of Stampeding Dolphins, Whale Calf

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 1:35pm

A charter captain uses a quadcopter drone to capture footage of a mega-pod of dolphins off California and a family of Humpback whales in Maui.

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Virus Locked In Siberian Ice For 30,000 Years Is Revived In Lab

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 11:34am

A team of scientists says it has reawakened an ancient pathogen. It's not dangerous to humans, but they warn that climate change could free other deadly organisms from the frozen tundra.

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Our Supercomputer Overlord Is Now Running A Food Truck

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 10:19am

IBM's Watson, known for crushing the human competition on Jeopardy!, is now a sous-chef. It's spitting out novel ingredient combos for human chefs to cook, and hitting the road with sample dishes.

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Nepal Cracks Down On Messy Everest Climbers

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 9:55am

Authorities say that from now on, climbers on the world's tallest peak will be expected to return 18 pounds of garbage on their way down or else lose a $4,000 deposit.

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In The New Globalized Diet, Wheat, Soy And Palm Oil Rule

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 2:50am

People around the world are eating a wider range of foods. But as a whole, we are increasingly reliant on a few crops. Researchers say that increases the risk of agricultural disaster.

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The Secret Lives Of Cows: Jumping For Joy

Mon, 03/03/2014 - 1:38pm

Yes, they're big, lumbering, earthbound creatures. But sometimes, Bessie and friends just have to get airborne.

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Even In A Desert, Drought Spells Trouble For Ranchers

Sun, 03/02/2014 - 3:00pm

Northern Nevada is feeling the wide-ranging effects of the drought. With grazing land diminishing and feed prices soaring, the cattle industry is reeling.

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Ecological Stories Uncovered With Whale Bones In Chile

Sun, 03/02/2014 - 7:00am

Several years ago, construction workers in Chile found whale fossils from 6 to 9 million years ago. NPR's Jacki Lyden speaks with Nick Pyenson, a paleontologist with the Smithsonian, who helped remove the fossils.

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Creation Museum: Bill Nye Debate Sparked Funding 'Miracle'

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 11:26am

Ken Ham, the museum's founder, says a $73-million Noah's Ark theme park was saved from bankruptcy thanks in part to the media attention generated by the face off.

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Polar Bear Flip-Flop: People Hated, Then Loved These Photos. What Changed?

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 7:03am

See the huge bear. He is hungry. See the little dog. He is happy. See the bear move close. "Come, play!" says the dog ...

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A Pelican Shows Us What It's Like To Fly

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 8:17pm

What happens when a young pelican needs help from humans? Say he gets lost and needs some pointers on learning how to fly. That was the case recently in Tanzania.

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Stunning and Amazing: Northern Lights Wow U.K.

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 2:26pm

"It is just good luck," says astronomer Mark Thompson of the BBC's Stargazing Live. "The last time I have seen it this spectacular was probably 20 years ago."

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13 Workers Exposed To Radiation At N.M. Nuclear Waste Dump

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 10:58am

An accident at the site appears to be more serious than first disclosed. Nobody knows what happened, but it's shaping up to be a major setback for the nation's only dedicated nuclear waste dump.

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A Strong Sex Life Helps Couples Cope With The Trials Of Aging

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 8:48am

Everybody knows a healthy sex life is important for a good marriage. But keeping the spark in the bedroom may be even more crucial for older couples dealing with chronic illness.

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A Strong Sex Life Helps Couples Cope With The Trials Of Aging

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 8:48am

Everybody knows a healthy sex life is important for a good marriage. But keeping the spark in the bedroom may be even more crucial for older couples dealing with chronic illness.

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