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Send Your Haiku To Mars! NASA Seeks Poets

NASA is looking for three haikus to include on a DVD that will travel to Mars aboard a spacecraft this fall. And everyone who submits a poem will have their name included.
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Who Paid For Last Summer's Drought? You Did

Corn and soybean farmers not only survived last year's epic drought — thanks to crop insurance, they made bigger profits than they would have in a normal year, a new analysis finds. And a big chunk of those profits were provided through taxpayer subsidies.
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Bones Tell Tale Of Desperation Among The Starving At Jamestown

The winter of 1609-1610 has been called the "starving time" for the hundreds of men and women who settled the English colony of Jamestown, Va. They ate their horses, their pets — and, apparently, at least one person. Scientists say human bones recovered from the site provide the first hard evidence that the colonists may have resorted to cannibalism.
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A Frontline Fighter In Pediatric HIV

Kojo talks with Johns Hopkins pediatric virologist Dr. Deborah Persaud about her career and the research that led to the first "functional cure" of an HIV-infected baby.

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A Sleep Gene Has A Surprising Role In Migraines

Disruptions of sleep are well known as migraine triggers, but now researchers have found a genetic link between the two. In studying families with lots of migraines, they also found a mutation on a gene that helps control circadian rhythms.
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NASA Details Space Telescope's Cosmic Near Miss

Last year, the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope experienced a dangerous close pass with a Cold War-era spy satellite.
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Criminologist Believes Violent Behavior Is Biological

In a new book, The Anatomy of Violence, Adrian Raine argues that violent behavior has a biological basis just like depression or schizophrenia. This raises questions about treatment, accountability and punishment, including the death penalty.
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Don't Miss The Premiere Of The World's Smallest Movie

The groundbreaking movie was made by manipulating individual atoms with a high-tech scanning tunneling microscope.

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