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EPA Chief Claims Greenhouse Gas Rules Will Save Country Billions

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 2:30pm

EPA administrator Gina McCarthy calls new rules on greenhouse gas reduction perhaps the most significant in the agency's history.

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Jacques Cousteau's Grandson Plans To Spend A Month Underwater

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 12:27pm

Fabien Cousteau and a crew of five headed down to the underwater laboratory Aquarius, just off the Florida Keys, on Sunday. He and his team intend to stay submerged until July 2.

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EPA To Unveil New Proposal Targeting Greenhouse Gases

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 8:16am

The draft proposal from the Environmental Protection Agency has sparked opposition from industry groups who say the changes would be prohibitively expensive.

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If Keystone XL Pipeline Is Rejected, Trains Will Transfer Oil

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 4:11am

The proposed Keystone XL pipeline has generated controversy, especially in Nebraska, where opposition to transporting crude from the oil sands of Canada has delayed a national decision on the project.

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EPA Seeks 30 Percent Cut In Power Plant Emissions

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 12:21am

The Obama administration on Monday will roll out a plan to cut earth-warming pollution from power plants by 30 percent by 2030. The proposal was first reported Sunday by The Wall Street Journal.

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Creativity, Dirty Eggs And Vocal Fry: The Week In Science

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 6:44am

Science is always churning out weird, funny and fascinating findings. What did we miss this week? NPR's Rachel Martin checks in with science writer Rose Eveleth.

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Obama To Wield Executive Power To Limit Carbon Emissions

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 6:44am

President Obama plans to announce Monday his most ambitious plan yet to combat climate change. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Princeton professor Michael Oppenheimer about the significance of the plan.

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Once A Year, Cancer Research News Comes In A Flood, Not A Trickle

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 6:31am

The annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology features thousands of presentations but no big news. That's how cancer treatment improves, in small increments.

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Researchers: Nothing Special About Einstein's Brain

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 6:40am

There had to be something anatomically different about Einstein's brain that made him so smart, right? A new study says no, not true. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Terence Hines of Pace University.

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Phone App Might Predict Manic Episodes In Bipolar Disorder

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 4:22am

People's speech patterns change when they are in the manic phase of bipolar disorder, doctors say. And a smartphone app might be able to detect those shifts and improve treatment.

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Phone App Might Predict Manic Episodes In Bipolar Disorder

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 4:22am

Speech patterns change when people enter the manic phase of bipolar disorder, doctors say. A smartphone app might be able to detect those shifts and improve treatment.

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What's In A Grunt — Or A Sigh, Or A Sob? Depends On Where You Hear It

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 3:50pm

New research suggests that different cultures do not hear the same emotions when they hear the same sounds. The "emotional grammar" of language is instead shaped by culture and local circumstances.

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SpaceX Unveils A Sleek New Ride To Orbit

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 3:38pm

The private space-launch company has taken its Dragon capsule design and taught it some cool new tricks.

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Oklahoma's Extreme Drought Has Wheat Farmers Bracing For Worst

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 3:04pm

Four years of crippling drought has withered the agricultural economies of Great Plains states like Oklahoma. The USDA forecasts this year's wheat crop will be half what it would be in a good year.

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How A Food Stylist Made Squirrel And Earthworm Look Appetizing

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 1:40pm

Environmentalists say we should eat up invasive species like squirrel and nutria. Problem is, they don't usually look very tasty. A photo project tries to alter our perception of creepy critters.

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Richard III: Not The Hunchback We Thought He Was?

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 12:08pm

Scientists say 3-D skeletal modeling shows the English monarch had a common form of scoliosis. The physical condition of King Richard III has been a subject of debate for centuries.

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Anatomy Of A Dance Hit: Why We Love To Boogie With Pharrell

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 2:01am

There are songs that just make people want to get up and shake their booty. Why? Scientists say the most enticing rhythms have something missing: beats that your body can't help but fill in.

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After Decades Of Silent Wandering, NASA Probe Phones Home

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 7:39pm

ISEE-3, launched in 1978 to study solar wind, was "borrowed" for a comet mission a few years later and virtually lost. A group of space enthusiasts say they've managed to reestablish contact.

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No Hunch Here: Richard III Suffered From Scoliosis Instead

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 6:20pm

Shakespeare described the 15th century British king as "deformed, unfinish'd," and a hunchback. A 3-D model of his spine reveals that Richard had developed severe curvature of the spine as a teen.

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Scientists Find Africa's Longest Migration: Zebras' 350-Mile Trek

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 3:35pm

Large mammal migration in Africa has generally been hindered by the subdivision and fencing of land. But this one remains possible because it takes place in a unique, multi-country wildlife corridor.

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