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Better Than 'Survivor': Wild Drama Hooks Viewers On Nest Web Cams

Forget Big Brother and Real Housewives. Local governments and nonprofits are starting to capitalize on our unquenchable thirst for reality programming — in the form of bird nest cams.
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Beyond Almonds: A Rogue's Gallery of Guzzlers In California's Drought

California is parched. Wells are running dry. Vegetable fields have been left fallow and lawns are dying. Who can we blame? From almonds to politicians to cheap water, here are seven candidates.
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Compression Clothes' Advantage Could Be Placebo Effect

Manufacturers claim compression clothes improve athletic performance, but there is little scientific evidence to back that up. This story first aired March 30 on Morning Edition.
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Clam Cancer Spreads Along Eastern Seaboard

Renegade cells floating through seawater apparently cause the cancer, scientists say. Though people can't catch it, the malignancy might offer clues to how cancer cells spread in the human body.
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Remembering Apollo 13, NASA's Most Famous 'Successful Failure'

Space travel is never routine or easy and the Apollo 13 mission to the moon proved that point. An explosion aboard the spacecraft 55 hours after liftoff forever changed NASA.
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Cool Atlantic, Warm Pacific Could Mean Few Hurricanes

A cool Atlantic Ocean and a mild-to-moderate El Niño in the Pacific equatorial region have forecasters predicting only four or five Atlantic hurricanes this year.
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Bundle Of Joyful Microbes: Mom's DNA Alters Baby's Gut Bacteria

Babies have a microbe in their gut that prevents infections and helps the immune system. But not all infants get the bacteria at the same time, or in the same amount. Scientists have figured out why.
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An Artist's Brainstorm: Put Photos On Those Faceless Ebola Suits

Printers blew up. People took the photo stickers home. But in the end, art professor Mary Beth Heffernan succeeded in bringing a human face to the scary-looking protective gear.
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Medical Schools Reboot For 21st Century

Medicine has changed a lot in the past 100 years. But medical training has stayed much the same. Many schools are now retooling — focusing on teamwork — to train a different kind of doctor.
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Is It Time For A Warning Label On Sugar-Loaded Drinks?

New legislation in California and New York proposes a label for sugary beverages. The label looks like the warning on cigarette packages, but the beverage industry has called it "misleading."

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