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Do Animals Have Morals?

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 8:15am

Empathy, cooperation, and fairness seem like distinctly human traits. But Frans de Waal explains why other animals might share those same qualities.

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Are We Training Dogs All Wrong?

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 8:15am

Animal trainer Ian Dunbar says we need to see the world through the eyes of our dogs if we want to really communicate with them.

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Why Do We Care About Some Animals More Than Others?

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 8:15am

Writer Jon Mooallem tells the story of the teddy bear, and considers how the tales we tell about wild animals have real consequences for a species' chance of survival — and the natural world at large.

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Building Me: A Puzzlement

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 5:03am

I am made of atoms. Seven-thousand-trillion-trillion of them. How did I teach them to tie my shoes? Or did they teach me?

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Federal Judge Decides BP Acted With Gross Negligence In Gulf Oil Spill

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 3:14pm

A federal judge has ruled that British Petroleum is guilty of gross negligence in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion and oil spill. The decision means BP might be fined billions of dollars in penalties for its role.

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Johnson & Johnson Pushes Ahead With Ebola Vaccine

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 2:31pm

The vaccine would target the Zaire species of Ebola that's now spreading through West Africa. The vaccine worked well in tests on macaque monkeys, and it could be tested in humans starting in 2015.

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A Few Ebola Cases Likely In U.S., Air Traffic Analysis Predicts

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 12:11pm

What are the chances somebody with Ebola will fly to the U.S. by late September? One team of scientists says it could be as high as 18 percent. And the risk is even higher for the U.K.

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The Science Behind Baking Your Ideal Chocolate Chip Cookie

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 10:20am

Whatever your pleasure — crispy, soft, gooey or nicely tanned — it's easy to customize the classic Nestle Toll House chocolate chip cookie. Just follow these expert tips.

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Glenn Gould in Rapture

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 6:03am

You don't get to see this too often; a man (in this case, a very talented man) totally possessed by his muse. Watch pianist Glenn Gould deep in what psychologists call "A Flow State."

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Perdue Says Its Hatching Chicks Are Off Antibiotics

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 4:40pm

Perdue Farms, one of the country's largest suppliers of chicken meat, says its hatcheries are working better now without antibiotics. Public health advocates call it "a big step" forward.

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Look Forward To The Trip, Not The Gadgets, To Be Truly Happy

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 4:20pm

Experiences tend to make people happier than material possessions, research shows. And looking forward to an experience like a concert can feel much better than awaiting the latest smartphone release.

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A $1 Microscope Folds From Paper With A Drop Of Glue

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 3:17pm

Engineers at Stanford University have designed a microscope that fits in your pocket and costs less than a dollar to make. Here's the best part: You put the microscope together yourself.

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A Giant Appears At The Edge Of An African Roadway

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 5:40am

If the task is to think backward, to an important moment in history, here's a stunning way to do it: It's a jewel of a monument alongside a road in South Africa.

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Old Ship Logs Reveal Adventure, Tragedy And Hints About Climate

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 2:30am

Volunteers are combing through old ships logbooks for The Old Weather project. It aims to help scientists better understand the climate today by looking at conditions of the past.

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To Save A Species, Scientists Trick Jays With An Egg Bait-And-Switch

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 3:08pm

Scientists hope to protect the endangered marbled murrelet with a new strategy: tainted decoy eggs that give the bird's predator a bit of tummy trouble.

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More Evidence That ADHD Drugs Don't Curb Ultimate Height

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 6:03am

Some earlier research hinted that Ritalin and Adderall can hamper a child's growth. But a study of adults who took the drugs as kids now suggests any such effect is only temporary.

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Our Use Of Little Words Can, Uh, Reveal Hidden Interests

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 2:17am

When we talk, we focus on the "content" words — the ones that convey information. But the tiny words that tie our sentences together have a lot to say about power and relationships.

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Citizen Scientists On A Mission To Find Frogs

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 6:46am

Summer is high season for "frogging." The North American Amphibian Monitoring Project has hundreds of volunteers criss-crossing the country to get a better handle on the fate of the nation's frogs.

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Study Finds Nothing Special About Breakfast

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 6:46am

Maybe we don't need to eat our Wheaties. NPR'S Linda Wertheimer speaks with Emily Dhurandhar, lead author of a study that finds breakfast may not be the most important meal of the day.

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The Salmon Cannon: Easier Than Shooting Fish Out Of A Barrel

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 4:23am

Alarmed by the rapid decline of wild salmon populations, a company has invented a novel way to help migratory fish over blocked rivers. It uses air pressure to fire them out of a cannon.

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