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No. 1 With A Bullet Point: To Get Research Cited, Make Sure It's Listed First

Sometimes our eyes are just drawn to the top of a list. Using a regular e-mail of headlines sent out to economists, a study found the ones listed higher get read more — and cited more in future work.
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After Nuclear Deal, Iranian Oil Could Flow At Molasses Pace

Iran holds the fourth-largest oil reserves in the world, and the nuclear deal could mean millions oil barrels flowing into an already saturated market, pushing the global price down further.
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NASA Spacecraft Flies Past Pluto After 10-Year Journey

On Tuesday morning, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft swooped past the surface of Pluto. The vast distance between Earth and Pluto means they're still waiting to hear what happened.
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How Long Would It Take To Drive To Pluto?

As New Horizons completes its journey to the far reaches of the solar system, NPR takes a look at just how long it takes to get to Pluto.
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When Weed Is The Cure: A Doctor's Case for Medical Marijuana

Dr. David Casarett used to think of medical marijuana as "a joke." But after taking a deeper look, he's changed his mind. Casarett's new book is Stoned: A Doctor's Case for Medical Marijuana.
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The Pluto Mission, And Beyond, With NASA Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan

Her father was a rocket engineer for NASA, and she's now the agency's scientist in chief. On the same day a NASA probe reached Pluto, Ellen Stofan discusses the agency's scientific priorities, the search for extraterrestrial life and the landscape for other women to pursue a career like hers.

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Pluto Mission Gets A Poetic Tribute

Skunk Bear's latest video celebrates the hundreds of pictures taken by the New Horizons space probe over the past decade.
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NASA Zooms In On Pluto, For Closest Views Yet

New images of Pluto are beginning to arrive from NASA's space probe, and they're already allowing scientists to update what we know about the dwarf planet.
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From Fishing With Mom To Becoming A Top Fisheries Official

For NPR's series #RaceOnTech, we are meeting the diverse men and women who work in America's tech and science fields, like Mamie Parker, a fish and wildlife biologist who's a pioneer in her field.
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Earth Gets A Close-Up View Of Its Most Distant Neighbors

Early Tuesday morning, NASA's New Horizons Spacecraft will complete the first-ever flyby of the dwarf planet Pluto. NPR's Geoff Brumfiel reports live from the New Horizons Control center.

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