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Why Food Pilgrims Will Wait Four Hours For A Taste Of The Sublime

September 9, 2014 - 2:12pm

Psychology tells us that waiting for an experience can boost our happiness, as can talking about the experience afterward. That's one reason food pilgrims seem to be queuing up and Instagramming it.

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Scientists Doubt That Meteor Caused Crater In Nicaragua

September 9, 2014 - 9:35am

Authorities first said the 40-foot crater outside Managua's international airport was caused by a meteor that may have broken off from an Earth-passing asteroid. But scientists are skeptical.

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In Some Jobs, Past Achievements May Work Against Female Workers

September 9, 2014 - 5:06am

London Business School researchers find that the more competent and accomplished women are, the worse their performance evaluations — when it comes to managers with traditional gender attitudes.

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More Than Half Of U.S. Bird Species Threatened By Climate Change

September 9, 2014 - 3:33am

A new Audubon report shows how climate change could affect the ranges of 588 North American bird species by the end of the century. Bald eagles, loons and orioles are among those facing major threats.

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U.S. Science Suffering From Booms And Busts In Funding

September 9, 2014 - 3:03am

The federal budget for bioscience has undergone big swings since 2000. Some scientists are now out of work and others are abandoning the ambitious, creative ideas that fuel discovery.

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Could Great Lakes Fisheries Be Revived Through Fish Farms?

September 8, 2014 - 5:15pm

This summer, Michigan's aquaculture industry took a step forward. And that has touched off a debate over whether the Great Lakes are an appropriate place for fish farming.

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Researcher Urges Wider Genetic Screening For Breast Cancer

September 8, 2014 - 4:24pm

Genetic tests are recommended for women with a family history of breast cancer. One researcher says all women should be screened, but others say there's not enough evidence that they are at risk.

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Meteor Leaves 40-Foot Crater Near Managua's Airport

September 8, 2014 - 10:20am

The space rock, thought to have broken off from an Earth-passing asteroid, left a hole 16 feet deep just outside the international airport in the Nicaraguan capital.

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U.S. Pacific Blue Whales Seen Rebounding Close To Historic Levels

September 7, 2014 - 10:12am

With their population estimated at roughly 97 percent of historical levels, blue whales off the West Coast are being called a conservation success story.

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At 60 Tons, This Dinosaur Feared Nothing

September 7, 2014 - 7:52am

Researchers have dug up the skeleton of one of the largest animals to have ever walked the earth. NPR's Lynn Neary talks to Matt Lamanna, who was part of the research team that made the discovery.

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Near-Earth Object To Come 25,000 Miles Close

September 7, 2014 - 7:52am

An asteroid named Pitbull will barely miss Earth on Sunday. NPR's Lynn Neary talks to Paul Cox of the citizen astronomer group Slooh about why it's so difficult to keep track of these space rocks.

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For Lack Of Mississippi Silt, The Gulf Is Losing Coastal Land

September 7, 2014 - 7:52am

Thousands of miles of Louisiana's coastline have been disappearing over the last century. NPR's Lynn Neary talks to fishing guide Ryan Lambert about what's happening to his community.

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Mapping What You Cannot See, Cannot Know, Cannot Visit

September 7, 2014 - 6:47am

We live on a planet, next to a star that's part of a galaxy that's part of ... ah, here comes the new discovery. We are at the very tip of a giant galactic "supercluster." Take a look.

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