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In 'Organic Life,' The Making Of America's First Organic Restaurant

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 2:40am

Nora Pouillon writes about her lifelong devotion to food in a new memoir, My Organic Life. Her restaurant has been a fixture in the Washington, D.C., food scene since 1979.

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Exotic Vinegar Flies Invade California After World Tour

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 5:39pm

One critter traveled around the globe from Australia on a eucalyptus tree. The other hitched a ride on a Central American flower. These flies are the tip of the invasive insect iceberg in California.

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Exotic Vinegar Flies Invade California After World Tour

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 5:39pm

One critter traveled around the globe from Australia on a eucalyptus tree. The other hitched a ride on a Central American flower. These flies are the tip of the invasive insect iceberg in California.

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Why Food Companies Should Be More Afraid Of Water Scarcity

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 5:10pm

An environmental sustainability group assessed how 37 U.S. food companies are responding to escalating water risks. It found most have a long way to go to improve water efficiency and other practices.

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Why Food Companies Should Be More Afraid Of Water Scarcity

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 5:10pm

An environmental sustainability group assessed how 37 U.S. food companies are responding to escalating water risks. It found most have a long way to go to improve water efficiency and other practices.

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U.S. Gives Conditional OK To Shell Oil For Drilling Off Alaska's Arctic Shore

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 4:39pm

The company wants to resume drilling in the Chukchi Sea off northwestern Alaska; it broke off that effort in 2012 because of safety problems.

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U.S. Gives Conditional OK To Shell Oil For Drilling Off Alaska's Arctic Shore

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 4:39pm

The company wants to resume drilling in the Chukchi Sea off northwestern Alaska; it broke off that effort in 2012 because of safety problems.

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In Midst Of Drought, Why Not Harvest Water From The Air?

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 3:42pm

All Tech Considered explores some experimental and lesser-used technologies for harvesting and disinfecting water.

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Using Investments And Technology To Rebuild Hawaii's Koa Forests

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 3:42pm

One company is attempting reforestation with an innovative business model. Investors can track the coveted trees using digital IDs. Their money goes to plant new trees that won't be harvested.

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Using Investments And Technology To Rebuild Hawaii's Koa Forests

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 3:42pm

One company is attempting reforestation with an innovative business model. Investors can track the coveted trees using digital IDs. Their money goes to plant new trees that won't be harvested.

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The Great 'Beyond': Contemplating Life, Sex And Elevators In Space

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 12:51pm

Astronomer Chris Impey discusses the future of space travel, sex in space and the connection between science and Buddhism. Impey is the author of Beyond: Our Future in Space.

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Two Guys In Paris Aim To Charm The World Into Climate Action

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 2:24am

It's a nightmarish job: No exercise or fresh air and little food and sleep for days at a time, all in an effort to convince 200 countries to save Earth's climate and the planet. Can they do it?

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If Science Could 'Clone A Mammoth,' Could It Save An Elephant?

Sat, 05/09/2015 - 4:13pm

De-extinction technology could soon bring back lost species — or preserve endangered ones. In her new book, evolutionary biologist Beth Shapiro explores the scientific and ethical challenges.

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Planetary Society Set To Launch Solar Sail Experiment

Sat, 05/09/2015 - 2:47pm

The first of two satellites carrying the sail is set to launch later this month. A second, scheduled for launch next year, will go into higher orbit to fully test the concept.

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Planetary Society Set To Launch Solar Sail Experiment

Sat, 05/09/2015 - 2:47pm

The first of two satellites carrying the sail is set to launch later this month. A second, scheduled for launch next year, will go into higher orbit to fully test the concept.

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In 'Rise Of Animals,' Sir David Attenborough Tells Story Of Vertebrates

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 7:09pm

The 89-year-old British naturalist's two-part special explores fossil evidence on how evolution moved past bugs and worms and trilobites, and how the Chinese are helping fill gaps in that knowledge.

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At 13 Billion Light-Years Away, Galaxy Is Farthest To Be Measured From Earth

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 4:23pm

A new glimpse of what the universe looked like in its youth has been captured. Researchers say light from galaxy EGS-zs8-1 has spent the past 13 billion years traveling to Earth.

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At 13 Billion Light Years Away, Galaxy Is Farthest To Be Measured From Earth

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 4:23pm

A new glimpse of what the universe looked like in its youth has been captured. Researchers say light from galaxy EGS-zs8-1 has spent the past 13 billion years traveling to Earth.

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Global Carbon Dioxide Levels Reach Milestone

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 3:30pm

NPR's Melissa Block speaks with Pieter Tans of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Earth System Research Laboratory about greenhouse gas emissions surpassing 400 parts per million.

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Scientists Crack A 50-Year-Old Mystery About The Measles Vaccine

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 7:58pm

When the U.S. introduced the measles vaccine, childhood deaths from all infections plummeted. Scientists think they might know why: Benefits of the measles vaccine go way beyond the measles.

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