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EPA Building Named For Bill Clinton; He Says That's Fitting

The building housing the Environmental Protection Agency got a new name on Wednesday: it's now the William Jefferson Clinton Federal Building. The former president tallied his administration's accomplishments at a renaming ceremony.
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Help! My Egg Yolks Are Freakishly White

If you think deep yellow yolks are an indicator of higher nutritional value in eggs, think again, scientists say. Egg yolks come in a rainbow of colors — from pale white to red orange or pink. They may look strange, but they're still good for you.
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Helmet Scare Shuts Down Space Walk

Astronaut Luca Parmitano's helmet malfunctioned during Tuesday's space walk outside the International Space Station. Water built up inside, causing the excursion to be abandoned. Audie Cornish talks with NPR's Geoff Brumfiel about what happened yesterday, how serious it was, and what NASA believes could be the cause of the leak.
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Newly Discovered Dinosaur Sure Had One 'Supersize Schnoz'

"Nasutoceratops translates as 'big-nose horned face." Scientists don't know why this Triceratops relative had such a large nose. Take a gander at what they think it looked like.
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All Charged Up: Engineers Create A Battery Made Of Wood

This doesn't look like your trusty potato battery: a prototype device made by scientists at the University of Maryland uses wood fibers coated with carbon nanotubes to create an electric current.
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In Oregon, The GMO Wheat Mystery Deepens

Government investigators are trying to solve an agricultural whodunit: How did genetically engineered wheat that was never approved for sale end up in a farmer's field in Oregon? Some are raising the possibility of sabotage; others suspect simple human error.
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McCarthy's Vaccination Stance Complicates Job On 'The View'

The new co-host for TV chatfest The View is a vivacious and outspoken model, actor and activist for children, seemingly a perfect person to have at the table of the successful network talk show. But Jenny McCarthy is also one of the nation's leading skeptics about the safety of childhood vaccines.
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Eavesdropping On Nature Gives Clues To Biodiversity

Biologists who study the lives of animals can learn a lot simply by listening to them. The problem is that natural sounds can be far easier to record than to analyze. So scientists are working to automate the process with automated systems that do the identifying for them.
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Can Oysters With No Sex Life Repopulate The Chesapeake Bay?

Scientists and watermen have joined forces to plant underwater farms in the Chesapeake with a special oyster bred to be sterile. Instead of using energy to reproduce, these oysters use it all to grow — twice as fast as normal.
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Om Nom Nom: T. Rex Was, Indeed, A Voracious Hunter

A fossilized Tyrannosaur tooth found lodged between bones in a Hadrosaur's tail is giving paleobiologists pretty firm clues about the tyrant king's meal plan. And Hollywood may have been right all along — T. Rex definitely knew how to kill.

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