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Posted: 2019-12-05 18:33:40
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The comet, 2I/Borisov, looks surprisingly like comets closer to home. It's a sign that the processes that formed the sun and planets are at work elsewhere in the universe.
Posted: 2019-12-04 19:57:48
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The initial results from an ambitious mission to get a spacecraft close to the Sun are shedding new light on some old mysteries about our closest star.
Posted: 2019-11-21 21:43:05
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Some scientists predict the Alpha Monocerotids meteor shower will be visible at 11:50 p.m. ET. However, one NASA expert is skeptical of the forecast.
Posted: 2019-11-19 10:03:00
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It's Been 50 Years Since Apollo 12 Landed On The Moon
On this date in 1969, Apollo 12 landed on the surface of the moon. But it seems this moon mission is overshadowed by the more famous Apollo 11 and Apollo 13 landings. But why?
Posted: 2019-11-11 18:17:49
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As SpaceX Launches Dozens Of Satellites At A Time, Some Fear An Orbital Traffic Jam
SpaceX and a rival company are rushing ahead with plans for constellations of thousands of satellites, but regulators might not be ready.
Posted: 2019-11-11 10:05:00
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North American Skywatchers Prepare For Transit Of Mercury
Don't look at it with the naked eye, but there's a rare celestial event happening Monday morning. Mercury' is gliding between Earth and the Sun.
Posted: 2019-11-10 12:00:52
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Skywatchers In North America Hope For Clear Skies To See Transit Of Mercury
Monday morning, the solar system's innermost planet will begin a 5.5-hour march across the disc of the sun. All you need to see it are clear skies and access to a telescope with a sun filter.
Posted: 2019-11-06 10:51:00
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Space Station Astronaut Casts Absentee Ballot From Space
Election officials in Pennsylvania set up a secure PDF so that Andrew Morgan could vote from the comfort of the International Space Station. No word on whether he got an "I voted" sticker.
Posted: 2019-10-28 10:39:00
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Secret Air Force Space Plane Lands After More Than 2 Years In Orbit
The X-37B, launched in September 2017, has returned to Earth. It was the fifth acknowledged mission for the vehicle since 2010, but details of its mission are being kept under wraps.
Posted: 2019-10-23 09:01:00
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Itty-Bitty Satellites Take On Big-Time Science Missions
CubeSats are only about twice the size of a Rubik's Cube. Once dismissed as tools for students learning the principles of aerospace engineering, they're now being used for more sophisticated...

Posted: 2019-12-05 21:22:00
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Tennessine is an extremely rare element. Only a few dozen atoms of it have ever been produced. The tale of how the first atoms of Tennessine were created is complicated.
Posted: 2019-12-05 20:53:00
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New York has awarded two contracts for large offshore wind farms, with more anticipated. Researchers are surveying whales in the area to craft strategies to mitigate dangers to them and their...
Posted: 2019-12-05 18:33:40
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The comet, 2I/Borisov, looks surprisingly like comets closer to home. It's a sign that the processes that formed the sun and planets are at work elsewhere in the universe.
Posted: 2019-12-05 10:07:00
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Why Freshwater Mussels Are Dying
A mysterious die-off of freshwater mussels has biologists scrambling to figure out a cause. Freshwater mussels are critical to river ecosystems and to U.S. water supplies.
Posted: 2019-12-05 10:00:02
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Trauma Surgeon Battles Bullets In The Operating Room And The Community
Weary of losing neighbors and patients to gunfire, St. Louis trauma surgeon Laurie Punch has a message: Gun violence is contagious, but so is healing. Doctors who teach can be part of the solution.
Posted: 2019-12-04 19:57:48
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Probe Gets Close To The Sun — Finds Rogue Plasma Waves And Flipping Magnetic Fields
The initial results from an ambitious mission to get a spacecraft close to the Sun are shedding new light on some old mysteries about our closest star.
Posted: 2019-12-04 16:06:30
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Jane Fonda On Climate Change And Civil Disobedience
The Hollywood icon trades the red carpet for the Capitol steps.
Posted: 2019-12-04 12:24:00
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Research Raises Concerns About Safety Of Hair Dyes, Chemical Straighteners
Researchers have found that women who use permanent hair dye and chemical hair straighteners have a higher risk of developing breast cancer than women who don't use these products.
Posted: 2019-12-04 10:23:00
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For HIV-Positive Babies, New Evidence Favors Starting Drug Treatment Just After Birth
Doctors used to worry that antiretroviral drugs were too powerful for HIV-positive newborns. More evidence is emerging that, in fact, early treatment can be safe and effective.
Posted: 2019-12-04 10:02:00
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Europe Is Burning U.S. Wood As Climate-Friendly Fuel, But Green Groups Protest
In the search for alternatives to coal and gas, some European countries have turned to a very old fuel. They're importing wood from the United States. Some environmentalists say it makes no sense.

Posted: 2019-12-05 23:30:04
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A new report from Uber, covering 2017 and 2018, says the claims range from unwanted touching and kissing to rape. Also, 19 people were killed in physical assaults during or soon after an Uber...
Posted: 2019-12-05 21:22:00
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A U.S. citizen was arrested after giving a talk on cryptocurrency in North Korea. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Jason Brett of Forbes about the arrest and U.S. concerns about cryptocurrency.
Posted: 2019-12-05 15:02:44
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Officials say Evil Corp. developed and distributed a type of malware that infected computers around the world and harvested banking credentials in order to steal some $100 million.
Posted: 2019-12-05 10:01:02
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Delivery Only: The Rise Of Restaurants With No Diners As Apps Take Orders
Restaurants without diners are popping up all over the place. "Ghost kitchens" and menus that exist solely in smartphone apps like DoorDash and Uber Eats seek to feed diners' appetite for delivery.
Posted: 2019-12-04 22:25:51
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Instagram Now Requires Users To Provide Their Age
The Facebook-owned social media giant will use the information to ensure a safer platform for younger users and more accurately targeted ads across the board.
Posted: 2019-12-03 22:42:39
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Google Founders Brin, Page Step Down; Pichai Takes Over As Alphabet CEO
Ending an era at the Internet's biggest search company, Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page are leaving their leadership roles and Sundar Pichai will become CEO of Google and its parent.
Posted: 2019-12-03 10:00:00
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Installing Free Wi-Fi To Help Count Rural Communities Of Color In 2020 Census
A nonprofit organization has been installing Internet hot spots around Georgia to make sure rural residents, especially in communities of color, can complete census forms and apply for census...
Posted: 2019-12-02 23:10:00
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What You Should Consider When Thinking About Gifting Smart Speakers This Season
NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Lily Hay Newman, security reporter at Wired, about why you should consider security and privacy before gifting an internet-connected device such as a smart speaker.
Posted: 2019-12-02 10:06:00
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Mozilla's Latest 'Privacy Not Included' Buyer's Guide
NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to Ashley Boyd of the Mozilla Foundation about its third annual "Privacy Not Included" buyer's guide, which will help consumers shop for safe and secure connected products.
Posted: 2019-12-01 22:03:00
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Troll Watch: 'Juice Jacking'
NPR's Don Gonyea talks with Luke Sisak, a cybercrimes prosecutor, about a new form of data theft called "juice jacking."

Posted: 2019-12-05 19:18:03
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Rats exchange information about danger in a reciprocal fashion, and this information transfer is at least partially mediated by a brain region called the anterior cingulate cortex.
Posted: 2019-12-05 18:06:00
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According to a much-debated geo-engineering approach, both sea-ice retreat and global warming could be slowed by using millions of wind-powered pumps, drifting in the sea ice, to promote ice...
Posted: 2019-12-05 12:30:02
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A team of engineers has developed an automated way to produce polymers, making it much easier to create advanced materials aimed at improving human health. The innovation is a critical step in...
Posted: 2019-12-04 20:28:42
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Atmospheric river storms create $1 billion-a-year flood damage
Researchers found that flooding has caused nearly $51 billion in damages to western states in the last 40 years. More than 84 percent of these damages were caused by atmospheric rivers (ARs),...
Posted: 2019-12-04 20:28:35
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How do world's smallest sea turtles become stranded in Cape Cod?
A computational analysis has surfaced new insights into the wind and water conditions that cause Kemp's ridley sea turtles to become stranded on beaches in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
Posted: 2019-12-04 20:28:23
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Signs of life: New field guide aids astronomers' search
A senior has come up with a way to discern life on exoplanets loitering in other cosmic neighborhoods: a spectral field guide.
Posted: 2019-12-04 19:58:58
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A week in the dark rewires brain cell networks and changes hearing in adult mice
New research reveals how a week in the dark rewires brain cell networks and changes hearing sensitivity in adult mice long after the optimal window for auditory learning has passed. With further...
Posted: 2019-12-04 19:58:47
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Hidden giant planet revealed around tiny white dwarf star
The first evidence of a giant planet orbiting a dead white dwarf star has been found in the form of a disc of gas formed from its evaporating atmosphere.
Posted: 2019-12-04 19:49:03
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NASA's Parker Solar Probe sheds new light on the sun
Since its 2018 launch, NASA's Parker Solar Probe (record-holder for closest-ever spacecraft to the Sun) has finished three of 24 planned passes through never-before-explored parts of the Sun's...
Posted: 2019-12-04 17:45:59
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Bio-inspired hydrogel can rapidly switch to rigid plastic
A new material that stiffens 1,800-fold when exposed to heat could protect motorcyclists and racecar drivers during accidents.

Posted: 2019-12-04 19:58:58
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New research reveals how a week in the dark rewires brain cell networks and changes hearing sensitivity in adult mice long after the optimal window for auditory learning has passed. With further...
Posted: 2019-12-04 19:58:47
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The first evidence of a giant planet orbiting a dead white dwarf star has been found in the form of a disc of gas formed from its evaporating atmosphere.
Posted: 2019-12-04 19:58:30
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Some stress at a young age could actually lead to a longer life, new research in roundworms shows.
Posted: 2019-12-04 19:49:03
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NASA's Parker Solar Probe sheds new light on the sun
Since its 2018 launch, NASA's Parker Solar Probe (record-holder for closest-ever spacecraft to the Sun) has finished three of 24 planned passes through never-before-explored parts of the Sun's...
Posted: 2019-12-03 18:38:37
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Novel material switches between electrically conducting and insulating states
A new approach could inform the design of quantum materials platforms for future electronics, as well as faster devices with more storage capabilities.
Posted: 2019-12-03 15:20:33
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How does language emerge?
How did the almost 6,000 languages of the world come into being? Researchers have tried to simulate the process of developing a new communication system in an experiment -- with surprising results:...
Posted: 2019-12-03 14:48:10
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Micro implants could restore standing and walking
Researchers are focused on restoring lower-body function after severe spinal injuries using a tiny spinal implant. In new research, the team showcases a map to identify which parts of the spinal...
Posted: 2019-12-03 00:04:23
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Mystery of how early animals survived ice age
How did life survive the most severe ice age? A team has found the first direct evidence that glacial meltwater provided a crucial lifeline to eukaryotes during Snowball Earth, when the oceans...
Posted: 2019-12-02 18:57:18
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Cracking 60-year-old mystery of Sun's magnetic waves
Scientists have discovered why the Sun's magnetic waves strengthen and grow as they emerge from its surface, which could help to solve the mystery of how the corona of the Sun maintains its multi-million...
Posted: 2019-12-02 15:58:23
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Bacterial communities 'hitchhiking' on marine plastic trash
Using an innovative microscopy method, scientists have revealed the structure of the microbial communities coating microplastic trash collected from a variety of ocean sites.