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Help For Families Of Wounded Veterans

When a veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder or traumatic brain injury comes home, the whole family is affected: Helping families cope with wounded veterans.

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How An Unlikely Drug Helps Some Children Consumed By Fear

When abiding fear takes over some kids' lives, they respond with anger and aggression that's not premeditated. One psychiatrist says he's finding profound relief for a particular subgroup of these children in experimental research with the anesthesia drug ketamine.
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Shift In Gay Marriage Support Mirrors A Changing America

The latest polls indicate 58 percent of Americans support same-sex marriage. In 1977, that number was 13 percent. One researcher says that jump in support isn't the result of a generational gap — it's that many who once opposed gay marriage have changed their minds or softened their opposition.
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Four Robots That Are Learning To Serve You

Everyday, robots are moving further from sci-fi into everyday reality. Robots can now assist with housework, giving directions and even surgery. They're still a few years off, but here are a few robots we may live with someday.
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The Cicadas Are Coming! Crowdsourcing An Underground Movement

WNYC is asking "armchair scientists, lovers of nature and DIY makers" for their help to predict this year's cicada emergence in the Northeast. The bugs have been underground for the past 17 years.
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Coal And Coral: Australia's Self-Destructive Paradox

The city of Gladstone is the world's fourth largest coal-export hub. It's also a jumping off point to the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef. But coal mining could eventually kill the reef that Australians revere.
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Bringing Animals Back From Extinction

Scientists may soon be able to bring back certain animals that are extinct. But should they? We explore the science and ethics of de-extinction.

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Scientists Use Antacid To Help Measure The Rate Of Reef Growth

There's some evidence that carbon dioxide we pump into the atmosphere has slowed the development of coral reefs. So researchers are adding antacid to the water in a tiny part of the Great Barrier Reef, to see whether the corals will grow faster if their water supply is less acidic.
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Mosh Pit Math: Physicists Analyze Rowdy Crowd

At a heavy metal concert five years ago, physicist Jesse Silverberg had a "eureka" moment: The jumping, raucous fans at the show seemed to be moving about like molecules in the air we breathe. So he and friend Matt Bierbaum set out to understand the patterns within mosh pit motion.

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