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Pity For Penguins: They Can't Taste Their Dinner

Savory fish are a staple for penguins, but the poor birds lack the ability to taste the umami flavor of their meals. One hypothesis? The genes at play got frozen out of commission.
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Female Libido Pill Fires Up Debate About Women And Sex

Is the FDA being sexist or appropriately cautious in requiring stringent evidence that the latest pill works and is safe? Women's advocacy groups aren't sure.
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Climate Scientist Tries Arts To Stir Hearts Regarding Earth's Fate

Physicist Robert Davies worked with a classical quartet and two visual artists to create a musical performance about climate change. The music and images, he says, help the information take hold.
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Scientists Weigh In On What Can Mend A Broken Heart

Anyone who has suffered a break up knows it can take time to get over it. While wallowing in self pity isn't a great idea, reflecting on a recent break up can help speed up the healing process.
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Commercial Drone Rules To Limit Their Weight, Speed And Altitude

The long-awaiting Federal Aviation Administration proposal could be a boon to some companies hoping to use unmanned aircraft, but they might complicate the picture for Amazon.
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Navy Funds A Small Robot Army To Study The Arctic

The U.S. Navy has completed the largest robotic survey of the Arctic ever attempted. Warming waters are absorbing more sunlight and melting more ice there each summer, the gizmos and gliders suggest.
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WATCH: The Sun Like You've Never Seen It

NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center has released a video composite of some of the imagery taken over the past five years by the Solar Dynamics Observatory. It's nothing short of breathtaking.
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Thanks To Technology, Toucan Gets A Second Beak On Life

NPR's Scott Simon takes a moment to note that a toucan in Costa Rica that had part of its beak destroyed is getting a new one made from a 3-D printer.
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GMO Apples Get The Nod, But Not Much Of A Welcoming Party

Government regulators have approved the first genetically modified apples, which don't turn brown when you cut them open. But planting these trees will be a gamble since consumers may not want them.
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Your Brain May Want That Bottle Of Soda Because It's Easy To Pick Up

Coca-Cola has launched a small, easy-to-hold bottle in Kenya. And the size and shape could make people crave it. That's the belief of psychologist Sian Beilock, author of How the Body Knows Its Mind.

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