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Scientists Weigh In On What Can Mend A Broken Heart

Mon, 02/16/2015 - 3:56am

Anyone who has suffered a break up knows it can take time to get over it. While wallowing in self pity isn't a great idea, reflecting on a recent break up can help speed up the healing process.

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Commercial Drone Rules To Limit Their Speed And Altitude

Sun, 02/15/2015 - 10:08am

The long-awaiting Federal Aviation Administration proposal could be a boon to some companies hoping to use unmanned aircraft, but they might complicate the picture for Amazon.

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Navy Funds A Small Robot Army To Study The Arctic

Sun, 02/15/2015 - 6:03am

The U.S. Navy has completed the largest robotic survey of the Arctic ever attempted. Warming waters are absorbing more sunlight and melting more ice there each summer, the gizmos and gliders suggest.

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WATCH: The Sun Like You've Never Seen It

Sat, 02/14/2015 - 2:00pm

NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center has released a video composite of some of the imagery taken over the past five years by the Solar Dynamics Observatory. It's nothing short of breathtaking.

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Thanks To Technology, Toucan Gets A Second Beak On Life

Sat, 02/14/2015 - 6:12am

NPR's Scott Simon takes a moment to note that a toucan in Costa Rica that had part of its beak destroyed is getting a new one made from a 3-D printer.

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GMO Apples Get The Nod, But Not Much Of A Welcoming Party

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 4:38pm

Government regulators have approved the first genetically modified apples, which don't turn brown when you cut them open. But planting these trees will be a gamble since consumers may not want them.

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Your Brain May Want That Bottle Of Soda Because It's Easy To Pick Up

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 10:37am

Coca-Cola has launched a small, easy-to-hold bottle in Kenya. And the size and shape could make people crave it. That's the belief of psychologist Sian Beilock, author of How the Body Knows Its Mind.

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Your Brain May Want That Bottle Of Soda Because It's Easy To Pick Up

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 10:37am

Coca-Cola has launched a small, easy-to-hold bottle in Kenya. And the size and shape could make people crave it. That's the belief of psychologist Sian Beilock, author of How the Body Knows Its Mind.

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Internet Pioneer Warns Our Era Could Become The 'Digital Dark Ages'

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 10:24am

Google Vice President Vint Cerf says that our complete reliance on digital information that is often not preserved could result in an information "black hole" for future historians.

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Can A Computer Change The Essence Of Who You Are?

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 2:31am

The latest episode of NPR's Invisibilia takes us online. Some people think interacting with these machines is changing us all — for better and worse.

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Space Station Astronauts In Star Wars-Themed Crew Pic

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 4:38pm

First there was suited-up astronaut Leland Melvin posing with his dogs. Now, a Space Station crew set for launch in September has donned Jedi robes.

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8 Million Tons Of Plastic Clutter Our Seas

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 3:09pm

A scientist estimating the weight of candy wrappers, bags, bottles, syringes and other plastic trash in the world's water sees a synthetic tsunami. Should China and India create more landfills?

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Gardener's Twofer: First Ketchup 'N' Fries Plant Hits U.S. Market

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 1:34pm

British horticulturalists have figured out how to graft a tomato plant onto a potato plant. This plant, called Ketchup 'N' Fries, has crossed the pond and is now available to gardeners in the U.S.

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Apps Can Speed The Search For Love, But Nothing Beats A Real Date

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 12:29pm

Are those hours I spend swiping through Tinder getting me anywhere closer to actual romance? Yes, psychologists say. But chemistry doesn't come in an app, and that's what matters most.

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How Removing Checkpoints Could Make Israelis More Secure

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 4:09am

Social scientists recently analyzed the effects of removing Israeli checkpoints in the West Bank. They found it markedly reduced anti-Israel sentiment, and actual acts of violence against Israel.

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Smoking's Death Toll May Be Higher Than Anyone Knew

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 2:42am

Tobacco's link to lung cancer, stroke and heart attack is well known. But smokers are also more likely to die from kidney failure, infections, and breast cancer, a revised tally suggests.

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PHOTO: Rosetta Sends 'An Impressive New Perspective' On Comet

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 11:42am

The European Space Agency probe has sent a new image of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko from about 77 miles away.

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From The Cold Depths Of Space, A Smile Emerges

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 10:17am

In the Hubble image of a galaxy cluster, two bright galaxies resemble eyes, NASA says, "and the misleading smile lines are actually arcs caused by an effect known as strong gravitational lensing."

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Know Your Exposure: A Cancer Quiz

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 2:03am

Throughout life we are subjected to many things that can affect our risk for developing cancer. Take our quiz to learn more.

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California's Strawberry Feud Ends, But Who Will Breed New Berries?

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 4:06pm

Strawberry farmers have dropped a lawsuit against the University of California, Davis, and the university has hired a new strawberry breeder. But the future of academic berry breeding is uncertain.

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