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Is 'Leaning In' The Only Formula For Women's Success In Science?

A science superstar at Caltech advises young women to not wait for encouragement to succeed. Just go do it, she says. But her admiring students say that approach doesn't work for everybody.
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Ancient Viruses Lurk In Frozen Caribou Poo

A 700-year-old caribou dropping from northern Canada holds surprisingly well-preserved viruses. There's no evidence the viruses are dangerous, but they are scientifically interesting.
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Sandwich (Replacement) Monday: Soylent

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try Soylent, a meal-replacement substance. It's the thing to eat if you hate eating.
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Gladiator Gatorade? Ancient Athletes Had A Recovery Drink, Too

Gladiators guzzled a drink made from plant ash to help their bodies recover after a hard day of sword fighting, according to Roman accounts. New tests of old bones back up that idea.
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Fear Of Blowing Big Calls May Affect How Umpires Do Their Jobs

New research suggests umpires are hesitant to make calls that change the course of the game, especially in games with high stakes.
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From Brain To Computer: Helping 'Locked-In' Patient Get His Thoughts Out

"When I first saw him he had a little bit of eye movement and that was really the only way he could communicate," says Eric Sellers, who helped a patient use a brain-computer interface to communicate.
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For Mars Missions, Sending More Women Might Make Economical Sense

For four months, Kate Greene took part in a NASA-run Mars simulation on the rocky slope of Hawaii's Mauna Loa volcano. NPR's Arun Rath talks with Greene about the missions.
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Where To Look To See The Antares Rocket Launch Tuesday

The original launch of an Antares rocket was scrubbed Monday night because of an errant sailboat. Check out where to look for the rocket when it goes up Tuesday night.

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'Near-Space Dive' Sets New Skydive Record, 25 Miles Above Earth

Google's Alan Eustace fell from an altitude of more than 135,000 feet, plummeting for some 15 minutes. The jump broke the record of 127,852 feet that Felix Baumgartner set in 2012.
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Ebola Vaccine Tester Feels A 'Real Satisfaction'

Peter Hubbard is one of 20 volunteers in a human safety test of an experimental Ebola vaccine. He tells NPR's Scott Simon about why he signed up and how he has been feeling.

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