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How Can You Tell If Your Goat Is Happy? Now We Know!

Farmers raise millions of goats. But little has been known about how to tell if a goat is doing OK — until now. A new study reveals the signs of a happy ruminant.
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Geminids Promise A Light Show In The Night Sky

The best and most easily-watched meteor shower of the year is happening this weekend. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Jackie Faherty, an astronomer at the Carnegie Institution for Science.
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Scents Of The Season Speak Directly To Our Emotions

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Mandy Aftel, author of the book, Fragrant, about peppermint, evergreen, latkes on the griddle — the signature smells of Christmas, and why they're so powerful.
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Electric Eels Jolt Their Prey By Remote Control

The electric eel creates its own electricity, sure. But Vanderbilt University professor Ken Catania tells NPR's Scott Simon that what's shocking is how the eel uses it to remotely control prey.
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Are Men Idiots Who Do Stupid Things? Study Says Yes

It looked at winners of the Darwin Awards, given to people who die in such an idiotic manner their action ensures the species' long-term survival. Nearly 90 percent of the winners were male.
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Chicago's Orphaned Otter 'Pup 681' Gets A Real Name

The southern sea pup now known as Luna was found on a beach in California in October. She was transferred to the Shedd Aquarium, where a naming contest was held this month.
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Climate Sticking Point: Who Cuts And By How Much?

On the final day of the latest round of climate talks, rich and poor nations meeting in Lima, Peru, have yet to agree on the central issue of emissions targets.
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What Does It Take To Bring Transparency To Medicine?

Doctors in the U.S. don't have to tell patients about conflicts of interest. When physician Leana Wen asked her fellow doctors to open up, the reaction she got was frightening.
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Birds Of A Feather Aren't Necessarily Related

Geneticists have revised the evolutionary tree of birds, revealing some unlikely relationships.
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Kalettes, Broccoflower And Other Eye-Popping Vegetables For 2015

Kale's days as the superfood-du-jour may be numbered. Next up: Kalettes? It's a cross between kale and Brussels sprouts, and it's one of a few bewitching hybrid vegetables that could go big in 2015.

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