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Comet Lander Wakes Up, Calls Home, After Long Sleep

A little sunlight applied to solar panels proved the cure for what ailed the European Space Agency's Philae lander, which had been dormant from lack of power since November.
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Science Fair Winner Designs Device To Cut Virus Spread On Planes

When 17-year-old Raymond Wang read about how easily some diseases spread on planes, he thought airlines could do better. So he went to work — and won $75,000 at the International Science Fair.
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Female Scientists Unleash Comedic Revenge At #Distractinglysexy

After the sexist comments of Nobel Prize-winning British scientist Tim Hunt went viral, female scientists staged a counterblow on social media.
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Science Of Sadness And Joy: 'Inside Out' Gets Childhood Emotions Right

Pixar's animated fantasy takes viewers inside the mind of an 11-year-old girl named Riley. Psychologists say the film offers an accurate picture of how emotions and memories help make us who we are.
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What Babies Understand About Adult Sadness

Babies may show greater empathy toward adults who overtly show sadness, a study suggests, but the little ones also recognize sadness in people who keep a stiff upper lip.
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NASCAR Goes Green: Gas-Guzzling Sport Works To Reduce Carbon Footprint

NASCAR is probably not what you think of when it comes to being environmentally friendly. But it — and other sports leagues — is working to change that.
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Mighty Farming Microbes: Companies Harness Bacteria To Give Crops A Boost

Will agricultural chemical dealers start selling microbes? Some big pesticide companies are investing in efforts to turn soil bacteria into tools that farmers can use to grow more food.
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Jack King, NASA's 'Voice Of Apollo,' Dies At 84

He uttered the countdown heard 'round the world leading up to the launch of the first moon landing mission.
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Scientists Investigate What Makes Us Itch

Scientists found a molecule crucial to perceiving the sensation of itching. It affects how the brain responds to serotonin, and may explain why anti-depressants that boost serotonin make some itch.
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Organic Farmers Call Foul On Whole Foods' Produce Rating System

Some organic farmers are protesting a new system Whole Foods is using to rate its suppliers. They say the system devalues the organic label because nonorganic producers can earn the highest grades.

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