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Wall Of Ice Surrounding Fukushima Will Contain Radioactive Water

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 2:34pm

Waste water at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant, which suffered major damage to its reactors in the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, will be contained with a underground frozen barrier.

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The GPS In Your Head May Work A Lot Better Than That Phone

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 1:07pm

The human brain uses two different specialized regions to navigate, scientists say, with one charting a straight line to the destination, and the other figuring out the turns along the way.

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At 'Pestaurant,' Grasshopper Burgers Win Over Eaters Who Say 'Yuck'

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 10:53am

A pest control company and a venerable Washington, D.C., grill teamed up to offer gourmet bugs to anyone who'd try them. The selection included roasted crickets, spiced mealworms and ant lollipops.

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The Birds And The Bees... And iPads

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 8:03am

Three-fourths of parents say the Internet is forcing them to have "the talk" earlier.

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Ice Wall May Stop Radioactive Leak At Japanese Nuclear Plant

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 4:10am

Workers are building an underground ice wall around the damaged nuclear reactors at Fukushima Daiichi. The wall is the latest attempt to try to keep radioactive water from leaking out of the plant.

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The Camel Did It: Scientists Nail Down Source Of Middle East Virus

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 5:25pm

Since the deadly MERS virus was detected two years ago, scientists have struggled to figure out how people catch it. A new study confirms that camels are a key source.

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An Underwater Race To Transplant Miami's Rare Corals

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 4:04pm

A group of scientists are on an urgent mission: They're rushing to save as many corals as they can from Miami's shipping channel before the creatures are destroyed in an underwater excavation project.

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How A Scientist Of Psychedelics Became The 'Godfather Of Ecstasy'

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 3:20pm

The man known as the "godfather of ecstasy" has died at the age of 88. Scientist Alexander Shulgin rediscovered a chemical known as MDMA, which was eventually adopted as the club drug ecstasy.

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New Pollution Rules Leave Utilities Frustrated, As Details Remain Up In Air

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 3:08pm

The Obama administration has proposed rules for limiting greenhouse gases, but many of the details must still be set by states, leaving utilities unsure about specifics they'll be expected to achieve.

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One Baby, Three Parents: Scientists Say Due Date Is In Two Years

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 2:27pm

A medical procedure uses material from three people to target problems in mitochondria, the energy-producing organelles that have their own DNA.

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Hydroponic Tomatoes May One Day Be Tastier Than Ones Grown Outside

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 11:39am

Advances in greenhouse technology have made growing flavorful tomatoes year-round easier. And scientists say climate change may soon make it harder to grow delicious tomatoes outdoors in fields.

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How Chocolate Might Save The Planet

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 6:03am

Honey is nature's gift. It's natural. Made by bees. Chocolate is the opposite, a great engineering creation that could, just possibly, just maybe, help save our planet.

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Playtime With Mom Helps Boost Toddlers' Under-Developed Brains

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 3:59am

Due to malnourishment, some 200 million toddlers in poor countries have under-developed brains. A study in the journal Science suggests more play time with mom can dramatically reverse the damage.

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How Atomic Particles Became The Smoking Gun In Wine Fraud Mystery

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 2:31am

By testing for radiation, detectives showed that wine bottles purportedly from Thomas Jefferson's collection were fake. And with wine fraud rising, authentication is getting even more sophisticated.

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Study: Americans Less Fearful Of Storms Named After Women

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 4:23pm

People are less likely to seek shelter or otherwise prepare for storms given female names, researchers say. As a result, such storms result in nearly twice as many deaths as those with male names.

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Bursts Of Light Create Memories, Then Take Them Away

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 3:33pm

Scientists seem to have answered a fundamental question about the nature of memory. They have found compelling evidence that memories are made by strengthening connections between certain brain cells.

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With New EPA Rules, McCarthy Sees Economic Upside In Health Savings

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 3:22pm

For more on the new pollution regulations, Robert Siegel speaks with Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy about her agency's carbon emission plan.

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EPA Lays Out Centerpiece To Obama's Climate Change Policy

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 3:22pm

The Obama administration is announcing new pollution standards Monday. The rules, key elements of President Obama's climate change policy, may decide the fate of coal-fired power plants in the U.S.

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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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