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Can A Computer Change The Essence Of Who You Are?

The latest episode of NPR's Invisibilia takes us online. Some people think interacting with these machines is changing us all — for better and worse.
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Space Station Astronauts In Star Wars-Themed Crew Pic

First there was suited-up astronaut Leland Melvin posing with his dogs. Now, a Space Station crew set for launch in September has donned Jedi robes.
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8 Million Tons Of Plastic Clutter Our Seas

A scientist estimating the weight of candy wrappers, bags, bottles, syringes and other plastic trash in the world's water sees a synthetic tsunami. Should China and India create more landfills?
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Gardener's Twofer: First Ketchup 'N' Fries Plant Hits U.S. Market

British horticulturalists have figured out how to graft a tomato plant onto a potato plant. This plant, called Ketchup 'N' Fries, has crossed the pond and is now available to gardeners in the U.S.
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Apps Can Speed The Search For Love, But Nothing Beats A Real Date

Are those hours I spend swiping through Tinder getting me anywhere closer to actual romance? Yes, psychologists say. But chemistry doesn't come in an app, and that's what matters most.
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How Removing Checkpoints Could Make Israelis More Secure

Social scientists recently analyzed the effects of removing Israeli checkpoints in the West Bank. They found it markedly reduced anti-Israel sentiment, and actual acts of violence against Israel.
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Smoking's Death Toll May Be Higher Than Anyone Knew

Tobacco's link to lung cancer, stroke and heart attack is well-known. But smokers are also more likely to die from kidney failure, infections and breast cancer, a revised tally suggests.
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After Plenty Of Starts And Stops, Satellite DSCOVR Starts Its Million-Mile Journey

The satellite is expected to stream back images of Earth on a daily basis. The idea was first proposed by Al Gore back in 1998.
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PHOTO: Rosetta Sends 'An Impressive New Perspective' On Comet

The European Space Agency probe has sent a new image of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko from about 77 miles away.
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From The Cold Depths Of Space, A Smile Emerges

In the Hubble image of a galaxy cluster, two bright galaxies resemble eyes, NASA says, "and the misleading smile lines are actually arcs caused by an effect known as strong gravitational lensing."

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