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How Your Food Gets The 'Non-GMO' Label

Demand for foods certified as GMO-free is ballooning. Increasingly, it's conventional companies that want to earn the label. Here's how a company gets into the non-GMO game.
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Origin Unknown: Study Says Blast Of Radio Waves Came From Outside Our Galaxy

Scientists call them "fast radio bursts," or FRBs, mysterious pulses of radio waves coming from far, far away. Researchers in Australia say they've observed one in real time.
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New Justice Department Environment Chief Takes Helm Of Gulf Spill Case

John Cruden returns to the department as litigation over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill intensifies. He'll also defend Obama climate change rules and try to protect wildlife while in the post.
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Why Ants Handle Traffic Better Than You Do

Ants don't show road rage. In fact, some research shows they rarely get into traffic jams and are able to maintain a steady speed even as their numbers swell. Can physics explain it?
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One Scientist's Race To Help Microbes Help You

Moving the American Gut Project to a biotech hub like San Diego may speed the jump from basic research to real treatments. At least that's microbe tracker Rob Knight's plan.
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A Fish Gets A New Eye And An Edge In The Tank

Nothing worse than being bulled in school, especially if you're a fish. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Dr. Martin Haulena from the Vancouver Aquarium about a fish that was picked on by schoolmates.
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Are Stripes A Zebra's Cooling System?

Scientists say they are closer to knowing how, or rather why, the zebra got its stripes. It's an answer that would impress even Rudyard Kipling.
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WATCH: SpaceX Booster Crashes On Barge

The company's resupply mission to the International Space Station went off without a hitch last week, but an attempt to land the spent booster on a floating platform didn't go as well.
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It's Official: 2014 Was The Hottest Year On Record, NOAA Says

The annually-averaged temperature was 1.24 degrees Fahrenheit over the 20th century average, and easily broke the records set in 2005 and 2010.
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Long-Lost European Spacecraft Spotted On Mars By NASA Probe

The Beagle 2 Mars lander was lost in December 2003. Today, scientists confirmed their spacecraft was found partially deployed on the surface of the Red Planet.

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