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How Coal Industry Jobs Coexist With Rising Sea Levels In Virginia

Virginia is dependent on coal mining and export, but it also faces routine flooding from rising sea levels. That irony is a very real, day-to-day problem for residents.
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Human Or Machine? AI Experts Reportedly Pass The 'Turing Test'

A program by two Russian artificial intelligence experts is said to have passed the iconic test by fooling a group of judges into thinking they were talking to a 13-year-old boy.
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To Put Two Rovers On Mars, Scientists Had To Get Clever With Packing

To fit in their shipping container, two Mars rovers had to be folded up into a tiny package and then unfolded — a prime example of what NPR science correspondent Joe Palca calls "unfolding science."
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The Science of Hunger

Kojo explores the latest research on the science of hunger.

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James Cameron-Backed School To Terminate Meat And Dairy

A private school in Malibu Canyon supported by director James Cameron and his wife is set to go vegan. Meanwhile, Congress is debating whether to delay healthy school lunch rules for the rest of us.
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Big Moments Get Less Weighty: Whatever Happened To Stiff Paper?

It had weight. It lasted. It got punched, torn, reused. It got us into ballparks, airplanes, buses, theaters. I'm talking about stiff paper — and it's vanishing.
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Stuck In The Machine Zone: Your Sweet Tooth For 'Candy Crush'

The mobile game, with its flow of moving candies, has reeled us in. The endless repetition — without a plot or character development — can be mesmerizing. Psychologically, why can't we stay away?
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Photos: After A Storm, A Red Sky, Double Rainbow Over Atlanta

Sunset and a strong storm happened at just the right time for a celestial treat. The resulting rainbows were so stunning, they were documented all over Twitter.
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Doughnut Day Downer: Palm Oil In Pastries Drives Deforestation

An environmental group is blasting Dunkin' Donuts and Krispy Kreme for buying palm oil from suppliers who destroy rain forest and peatlands. The group says sustainable palm oil should be used instead.
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Can Farmed Fish Feed The World Without Destroying The Environment?

Farmed fish production will have to more than double by 2050 to keep up with global demand, a report finds. And aquaculture can be far more sustainable than meat production, the researchers say.

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