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Shell To Suspend Oil Exploration In Alaskan Arctic

After spending $7 billion, Shell has decided to stop exploration off the coast of Alaska "for the foreseeable future."
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How Poker Player Annie Duke Used Gender Stereotypes To Win Matches

Annie Duke was often the only woman at the poker table, which influenced the way people saw her - and the way she saw herself. Feeling like an outsider can come at a cost, but also be an advantage.
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Scientists Confirm There's Water In The Dark Streaks On Mars

The streaks on the Red Planet's surface appear to be caused by salty water, but how much water there is — and where it comes from — remains a mystery.
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Super Blood Moon Eclipse Wows Viewers: Here's Proof

Did you see it? If not, don't worry: This much-anticipated event — in which a supermoon went into a full lunar eclipse — was well-documented.
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Shell Oil Abandons Controversial Drilling Off Alaska's Shore

Shell announced the move late Sunday, describing what the company called "a clearly disappointing exploration outcome" in the Chukchi Sea, which is part of the Arctic Ocean.
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Trauma Workers Find Solace In A Pause That Honors Life After A Death

Sometimes, no matter how hard an emergency team works to save a life, the patient dies. A nurse finds that pausing after the frenzy to honor the loss helps him and others cope — and avoid burnout.
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What To Call The Supermoon And When To See It

Sunday night's sky will reveal a blood moon — a total supermoon lunar eclipse, the fourth in a series. Michelle Nichols of the Adler Planetarium in Chicago explains what makes this eclipse special.
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In A Turkish Village, A Conversation With Whistles, Not Words

High above the Black Sea, villagers communicate across deep valleys using a whistled language. Elders are working to keep alive this tradition, which could have implications for brain science.
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See The Pope On A Slice Of Toast? It's Perfectly Normal, Really

From Jesus on a fish stick to the Virgin Mary on a grilled cheese, lots of people report seeing the faces of religious figures in their food. It turns out, our brains may be wired to work this way.
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We Leave Half Of All Our Seafood On The Table (And In The Trash)

Each year American consumers buy and then never eat 1.3 billion pounds of fish and shellfish, according to a new study. Fishermen, retailers and processors waste a lot of fish, too.

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