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WATCH: NASA Tests New Mars Braking System

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 8:21am

The saucer-like Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator went up 190,000 feet to simulate the conditions of an orbital entry at the Red Planet.

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New Mexico's Northern Landscape Gets A New Burst Of Color

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 3:53am

An unusually wet monsoon season has painted the desert, normally dusty brown, a lush green. It has been a welcome respite from the years of devastating drought that have plagued the state.

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Lake Erie's Toxic Bloom Has Ohio Farmers On The Defensive

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 4:36pm

Ohio farmers say they are not the only ones to blame for Toledo's polluted drinking water. They say they are using only as much fertilizer as they need to grow their crops.

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Lake Erie's Toxin-Fueled Bloom Has Ohio Famers On The Defensive

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 3:05pm

A recent water crisis cast a light on fertilizers used by farmers in the region of Toledo, Ohio.

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Transformer Paper Turns Itself Into A Robot. Cool!

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 1:03pm

Start with paper; add Shrinky Dinks, a microprocessor, heat, and voila! It's not quite that easy. But this engineering project might one day lead to a printable, flat spacecraft that folds itself.

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Butterfly Shifts From Shabby To Chic With A Tweak Of The Scales

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:58am

By playing with the physics of wing color, scientists get a glimpse into how butterflies get their colors, and how quickly they can evolve from brown to brilliant.

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House Calls Keep People Out Of Nursing Homes And Save Money

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:08am

In the case of an elderly patient with multiple medical problems, having a team of health workers deliver care to the home can be cheaper than expensive stays in nursing homes and emergency rooms.

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What A Balloon Shouldn't Do, But For Some Reason Does

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 6:03am

Tether a balloon to the floor of a car, step on the gas, and watch the balloon do something it shouldn't. Ask why. Then discover the answer. Then feel smart.

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Do Negative Stereotypes Affect Terminal Illness Decisions?

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 3:59am

Millions of people around the world face difficult choices at the end of their lives. Researchers delved into whether stereotypes affect medical decisions when it comes to terminal illness.

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Will Americans Buy Bug Snacks? Maybe ... If They're Funny And Cute

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 2:25am

The "ick factor" has kept consumers in the U.S. from eating crickets, locusts and mealworms. To convert skeptics, bug-food advocates are trying to win them over with sleek packages and clever names.

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