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Co-Pilot Killed In SpaceShipTwo Crash Was Experienced And Steady

Sun, 11/02/2014 - 7:42am

Mike Alsbury, 39, died when Virgin Galactic's prototype reusable space plane apparently broke apart in mid-air over the Mojave Desert during a test flight on Friday.

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Nutritious Acorns Don't Have To Just Be Snacks For Squirrels

Sun, 11/02/2014 - 4:20am

Despite acorns' wide geographic range and long culinary history, very few people eat them. But some fans say they're untapped nutritional resource — if you're willing to do the work to process them.

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Nutritious Acorns Don't Have To Just Be Snacks For Squirrels

Sun, 11/02/2014 - 4:20am

Despite acorns' wide geographic range and long culinary history, few people eat them. But some fans say they're an untapped nutritional resource — if you're willing to do the work to process them.

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Investigation Of Deadly Spaceship Crash Begins In Mojave Desert

Sat, 11/01/2014 - 1:03pm

Federal officials are looking into why the Virgin Galactic SpaceshipTwo crashed in California during a test flight that left one pilot dead.

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In Texas, The World's Biggest Bat Cave Is Saved From City Sprawl

Sat, 11/01/2014 - 12:07pm

The city of San Antonio and conservation groups teamed up to buy land threatened with development near the Bracken Bat Cave, summer home to millions of bat mothers and babies.

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Entemologist Gets Slammed For Euthenizing 'PuppySpider'

Sat, 11/01/2014 - 7:04am

Piotr Naskrecki's blog post about finding a "puppy-sized" spider in the wilds of Guyana went viral — then the hate mail and death threats started coming in. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Naskrecki.

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With Style And Silo, 'Modern Farmer' Melds Agrarian With Urban Hip

Sat, 11/01/2014 - 4:21am

Modern Farmer is less than two years old but it's already won a National Magazine Award. "We're making fun of ourselves, in a way, because we don't know anything about farming," says the editor.

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With Style And Silo, 'Modern Farmer' Melds Agrarian With Urban Hip

Sat, 11/01/2014 - 4:21am

Modern Farmer is less than two years old but it's already won a National Magazine Award. "We're making fun of ourselves, in a way, because we don't know anything about farming," says the editor.

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Virgin Galactic 'Spaceship Two' Crashes In Calif.

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 3:38pm

The Virgin Galactic Spaceship Two was undergoing a test flight when it crashed in the California Desert. The spaceship is designed to take tourists to space.

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A Field Of Medicine That Wants To Know Where You Live

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 2:46pm

Where do you live? Health specialists think that simple question could make a difference in how doctors prevent and treat diseases for individuals. That's expanding its storied role in public health.

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Commercial Spaceship Crashes During Test Flight

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 2:05pm

The Virgin Galactic Spaceship Two was undergoing a test flight when it crashed in the California Desert. The spaceship is designed to take tourists to space.

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Lava Flow In Hawaii Spares Homes, But Threatens To Cut Off Community

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 6:47am

The state has sent National Guard troops to the town of Pahoa to assist with a road block and security.

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Parasite Turns Bees Into Zombie-Like Creatures

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 3:57am

Biologists are reporting signs of a possible zombie apocalypse. Well, at least for the honeybee population. A parasite that has been turning bees on the West Coast into zombie-like creatures has started infecting bees in the East, and biologists are still puzzled as to how it all works.

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Virus Sleuths Chip Away At Ebola Mysteries

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 3:57am

Big questions have bedeviled virus hunters for 38 years: Why do people differ in their response to Ebola? Is it becoming more or less dangerous? There's now more evidence about who gets sick and why.

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Ebola Researchers Banned From Medical Meeting In New Orleans

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 4:06pm

One of the top scientific conferences on tropical diseases will take place without the people who have the most recent and direct experience with Ebola in West Africa.

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Saving The Amazon Will Take More Than Stopping Loggers

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 3:40pm

In order to save the Amazon, it's not enough for deforestation to stop; areas that have been denuded also need recuperation. A Brazilian research scientist has released a report with the World Wildlife Fund that suggested actions to curb the effect of humans on the world's largest rainforest.

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Apps Aim To Guide You On 'Sustainable Food' (Whatever That Means)

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 11:04am

Consumers who care about how their food is produced have a growing number of apps they can turn to at the supermarket. The problem? Nailing down just what sustainability means when it comes to food.

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VIDEO: You Don't Know Jack-O-Lanterns

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 7:25am

Explore the guts and glory of pumpkin science with Skunk Bear's latest video.

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18 Student Science Experiments Lost In Rocket Explosion

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 4:24pm

Melissa Block speaks with high school freshman Natalie Moyer about her experiment that was lost on the Antares rocket when it exploded on Tuesday.

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Monsanto Hired This Guy To Help It Win Over Millennials

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 3:39pm

Vance Crowe, 32, has a tough assignment: reach out to millennials, many of whom are skeptical of GMOs. Crowe says the company can do a better job of listening to their concerns.

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