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Baby Simulator Doesn't Deter Teenage Pregnancies, Study Indicates

A study in The Lancet medical journal shows the prevention program didn't appear to have long-term effects on reducing risks of teenage pregnancy. Renee Montagne talks to lead author Sally Brinkman.
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Surfers And Scientists Team Up To Create The 'Perfect Wave'

Surfers once deemed man-made waves weak and mushy compared to the best that break along the coast. Then engineers and an 11-time world champion surfer showed just how good an artificial wave can be.
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Your Gut's Gone Viral, And That Might Be Good For Your Health

Think of it as a gift within a gift. Some beneficial gut bacteria contain viruses called "bacteriophages." And some of these phages now have been associated with good intestinal health in humans.
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A Robot That Harms: When Machines Make Life Or Death Decisions

An artist has designed a robot that purposefully defies Isaac Asimov's law that "a robot may not harm humanity" — to bring urgency to the discussion about self-driving and other smart technology.
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NASA Completes Year-Long Mars Simulation In Hawaii

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Carmel Johnston, the mission commander of the Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation crew, about what it was like to complete a year-long simulation of Mars.
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323 Reindeer Killed In Lightning Storm In Norway

The reindeer died on a mountain plateau in central Norway. "I don't remember hearing about lightning killing animals on this scale before," says a Norwegian environmental official.
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'Mars Mission' Crew Emerges From Yearlong Simulation In Hawaii

Six people spent that time living in a dome on a rocky volcanic plain on the island of Hawaii. The NASA-funded experiment was meant to simulate a long-term settlement on Mars.
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When The Biggest Earthquake Ever Recorded Hit Chile, It Rocked The World

In 1960, all of Chile shook violently for more than 10 minutes. That quake along the western coast of South America was so big, it changed the way people see the world.
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Audits Of Some Medicare Advantage Plans Reveal Pervasive Overcharging

Federal audits of 37 Medicare Advantage health plans cited 35 for overbilling the government. Many plans, for example, claimed patients with depression or diabetes were sicker than they actually were.
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A Hero For The Arts And Sciences: Upcoming Marvel Covers Promote STEAM Fields

The five covers feature the company's heroes — including Spiderman, Iron Man, and the Hulk — all engaging in activities educators have been trying to promote.

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