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Can't Stand Meetings? Try Taking Away The Chairs

Those who stood at meetings said they felt their colleagues were more open to their ideas, less territorial, and overall, did better collaborative work, researchers found.
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Some Parole Requirements Could Be Increasing The Crime Rate

Prisoners who are released invariably make it back to the areas where they came from. Does this have a positive or negative effect on crime? Research triggered by Hurricane Katrina offers insight.
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The Secret History Behind The Science Of Stress

The tobacco industry played an influential role in the funding and popularization of stress research. A vast document archive details the relationships between cigarette makers and key scientists.
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Raw Milk Producers Aim To Regulate Themselves

To create accountability and transparency, some raw milk producers are coming up with guidelines for testing and safety. But federal agencies say all raw milk is still risky to consume.
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NPR Listeners Show A Keen Ear For Temperature

NPR conducted an online poll asking listeners if they could hear the difference between cold and hot water simply by listening to the sound of the water being poured. Most listeners were spot-on.
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Study Shows Penguins Endangered By Waning Antarctic Ice

A new study argues emperor penguins should be classified as an endangered species because of shrinking ice. NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks with scientist Hal Caswell, who co-authored the study.
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Tell Me, Wave, Where Did You Come From? Who Made You?

Richard Feynman, one of the greatest science teachers ever, asks a wave to tell him a story.
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What Does Cold Sound Like?

A new study found that 96 percent of people can hear the difference between hot and cold liquids being poured. Are you among them? Test your skills by listening to these audio clips.
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Dance Of Human Evolution Was Herky-Jerky, Fossils Suggest

Maybe it was messier than we thought, some scientists now say. Big brains, long legs and long childhoods may have evolved piecemeal in different spots, in response to frequent swings in climate.
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Study: Surge In Okla. Quakes Can Be Traced To Drilling Operations

StateImpact Oklahoma's Joe Wertz reports on a new study that links a "swarm" of earthquakes to four specific, high-volume oil and gas industry disposal wells. It's one of several reports that show oil and gas activity could be causing a rise in earthquake activity.

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