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Why Reporting On Scientific Research May Warp Findings

The pressure to publish original research can mean scientists are neglecting to verify the work of others. In its current issue, the journal Social Psychology is trying a different approach.
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The First American Teenager, Millennia-Old And Underwater

DNA from the skeleton of a 12,000-year-old teenage girl found on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula shows that today's Native Americans are descended from Siberians who spread southward across North America.
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Fighting Bugs With Bugs: Hatching A Solution For Troubled Trees

The Asian citrus psyllid is a tiny bug that spreads a devastating tree disease. Pesticides can't always control it, so California farmers have turned to a different solution: another bug.
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A Giant Among Dinosaurs Discovered In Argentina

Paleontologists say the titanosaur fossils are from the biggest dinosaur ever to walk the planet.
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MERS Appears To Spread With Business-Meeting Contact

NPR's Lynn Neary talks to science correspondent Rob Stein about the first human-to-human infection of MERS in the U.S.
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Intriguing Lime Green Blobs Appear In The Andes Mountains. Are They Alive?

It's dry. Empty. Rocks everywhere. About 10,000 feet up in the Andes. Then, all of a sudden you see an enormous, lime green, tasty-looking lump. Should you lick it?

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Filtering A New Idea: A Book That's Educational And 'Drinkable'

Improving access to clean water can reduce the spread of diarrheal diseases in developing countries. The "Drinkable Book" should help: It has water safety tips and each page works as a filter.
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Russia Says It Will End Space Station Collaboration With U.S.

With the U.S. imposing sanctions on Russia over Ukraine, what happens to U.S. and Russian co-operation in space? NPR's Scott Simon speaks to reporter Geoff Brumfiel about the future of the program.
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The Dismissive, Exasperated, Sinister Sounds Of Teenagers

Teens can appear distant and moody, unless you speak their language. Linguist James Harbeck speaks with NPR's Scott Simon about his quest to crack the code. (This story first aired June 1, 2013.)
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Ancient Skeleton In Mexico Sheds Light On Americas Settlement

DNA from a 12,000-year-old skeleton of a teenage girl found in a cave in the Yucatan Peninsula shows the same markers found in modern Native Americans.

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