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A Night Sky Matchup: Supermoon Vs. Meteors

Sun, 08/10/2014 - 6:39am

This year's Perseid meteor shower may be hard to see because it coincides with a so-called supermoon. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to Caltech professor Mike Brown about the dueling celestial events.

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These Waves Keep Sharks Away From Swimmers

Sun, 08/10/2014 - 4:14am

Sharks are sensitive to electromagnetic fields, thanks to certain receptors in their snouts. Surfers, divers and others nervous about attacks can strap on field-generating devices for peace of mind.

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Glass-Free Menagerie: New Zoo Concept Gets Rid Of Enclosures

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 4:12pm

An architectural firm is designing a zoo that will forgo cages, working barriers into a natural landscape. "You won't have a lonely tiger walking around inside a cage," says architect Bjarke Ingels.

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Pump Up The Bass, Feel Like A Boss

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 4:12pm

A new study found that listening to music with heavy bass lines — think "We Will Rock You" and "In Da Club" — makes people feel more powerful.

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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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