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Louisiana Ignored Dire Forecasts And Flash Flood Warnings

Tens of thousands in Louisiana were surprised by floods last week. In a changing climate, what more can be done to warn communities that the weather can do things they aren't used to?
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'Googly-Eyed' Stubby Squid Captures Internet's Attention

Researchers from the Nautilus exploration vessel came upon the bright purple creature with giant eyes. It may look like a cartoon character, but it's real. It's also pretty tough, a researcher says.
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After IVF, Some Struggle With What To Do With Leftover Embryos

Nearly a million embryos are in frozen storage in the U.S. Some couples feel ambivalent, even after their family is complete, so put off deciding what to do with what some call their 'maybe babies.'
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Montana Officials Close Yellowstone River To Fight Fish-Killing Parasite

An extraordinary effort to limit a widespread fish kill comes a week before the centennial celebration of the National Park Service.
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As July's Record Heat Builds Through August, Arctic Ice Keeps Melting

July 2016 was Earth's hottest month on record. And Arctic ice has shrunk this year almost as much as it did in 2012 — the most severe melt to date.
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Sting's Brain Scan Reveals Clues About How The Musical Mind Works

When Dr. Daniel J. Levitin, a McGill University cognitive neuroscientist, mapped the brain of musician Sting in 2007, he found that a musically trained mind will make deep connections to different types of music.
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300 Miles Above Us, Astronauts Give The Space Station A New Door

Two American astronauts installed a new docking port that will allow astronauts traveling with private companies to enter the International Space Station.
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Artisanal Food Waste: Can You Turn Scraps Into Premium Products?

Entrepreneurs hope that, instead of paying bottom dollar for produce that might otherwise have ended up in the landfill, customers will pony up for high-end foods made from rescued ingredients.
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Research Examines If Surgery Delays Affect Patients' Health Outcome

Researchers find that long waiting times for surgery are not associated with worse health outcomes for patients. The study involved patients waiting for surgery in England.
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Threatened By Rising Seas, Alaska Village Decides To Relocate

Rising sea levels have eroded Shishmaref for many years. Now, the Inupiat Eskimo village has voted to move. One resident told NPR that it's a matter of protecting their unique community.

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