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Obama Administration To Allow Drilling Off Southeastern Atlantic Coast

The Obama administration announced on Tuesday that it will allow oil companies to drill off the southeastern Atlantic Coast. The move will also restrict access along parts of Alaska's coast.
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Beef Packers Block Plan To Revive Growth-Promoting Drug

Beef processors continue to block efforts to bring back Zilmax, a drug that makes cattle put on weight faster. Is it because they're concerned about animal welfare, or beef exports?
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Critics Worry Nuclear Reactor Deal With India Has A Dark Side

The administration says the reactors are good for the climate, good for American industry and for strengthening ties with India. But some worry the deal also has a dark side.
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An Asteroid Is Passing Very Close To Earth Today. Here's How To See It

At its closest point, asteroid 2004 BL86 came within about 750,000 miles from Earth — or almost three times farther away than the moon.
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On The Ant Highway, There's Never A Backup

A team of Indian physicists has made a mathematical model that purports to explain why ants don't have traffic jams. NPR's Joe Palca explains as part of his series, Joe's Big Idea.
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Another Day, Another 'Close Call' Between Earth And An Asteroid

A rare large asteroid zipped very close to Earth Monday morning. NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Paul Chodas, head of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory's Near-Earth Object program, about the "close call."
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High Schools Seek A Safer Path Back From Concussion

Returning immediately to demanding physical or mental activities after a concussion can be bad for the brain, neuroscientists agree. But what about after symptoms resolve? How much rest is best?
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DNA Blood Test Gives Women A New Option For Prenatal Screening

A simple blood test can analyze bits of fetal DNA leaked in the mother's bloodstream. It's less risky than invasive alternatives like amniocentesis, but it doesn't tell as much about fetal health.
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Obama Proposes New Protections For Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

The president recommends more than 12 million acres of the region receive the highest level of protection available for public lands.
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Study Says Creativity Can Flow From Political Correctness

There is a common belief that requiring the use of "politically correct" language in the workplace stifles creativity. Researchers decided to see if that notion held up to scrutiny.

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