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Scientists, Fishing Fleet Team Up To Save Cod — By Listening

Atlantic cod have become scarce along the coast, though catch limits have been reduced by 80 percent. Researchers are now tracking the sound of mating cod, hoping to help fishing boats avoid them.
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Europe's Comet Lander, Philae, Awakes From Hibernation

The first vehicle to land on a comet has reawakened from a seven month slumber. NPR's Melissa Block speaks with Philae Operations Engineer Valentina Lommatsch about the historic landing.
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Instead Of Replacing Missing Body Parts, Moon Jellies Recycle

If a starfish loses a limb, a new arm buds and grows in its place. But young moon jellies have a different strategy for self-repair: Existing limbs rearrange themselves to regain symmetry.
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Having An Older Sister Can Change Siblings' Lives, Study Finds

According to the research: men who have older sisters, on average, are less competitive than men who don't. And women who have older sisters, are more competitive than women who do not.
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Take A Swing At This: Golf Is Exercise, Cart Or No Cart

American adults play more golf than any other sport. So how much exercise do you get from an afternoon on the links? Players clipped on pedometers and Fitbits to help us find out.
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'Hello Earth! Can You Hear Me?'

That was the tweet sent by the European Space Agency's Philae space lander on Sunday morning. Last November, after touching down on Comet 67P, Philae went silent. On Saturday night, it communicated with scientists for the first time since. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Mark McCaughrean of the European Space Agency about Philae's wakeup.
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Why MERS Is Likely To Crop Up Outside The Middle East Again

It's unknown what triggers an outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome. But scientists think the virus comes from camels. So until we stop it in animals, MERS will continue to cause trouble.
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In Massachusetts Lab, Scientists Grow An Artificial Rat Limb

The regenerated forelimb, made from living rat cells, may be the first step toward creating functional, bioartificial limbs. The scientists were thrilled to see the muscle fibers twitch.
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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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