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The Science Behind Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy is swinging in toward the Eastern Seaboard of the U.S., packing winds of more than 75 miles per hour, heavy rains and storm surges that could reach 11 feet. Steve Inskeep speaks with NPR's Jon Hamilton about the science behind the storm.
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Ocean City, Md., Jersey Shore In Sandy's Path

Steve Inskeep speaks with NPR's Joel Rose in Asbury Park, N.J., and NPR's Larry Abramson in Ocean City, Md. The coastal towns are directly in the expected path of Hurricane Sandy.
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Millennia Of Stargazing At 'African Cosmos' Exhibit

An ongoing exhibition at the National Museum of African Art asks visitors to consider the connections between art and science — and the ways both disciplines help us explore the why, when and how of our existence. Artifacts in the exhibition show that we've been wondering about the stars for millennia.
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Frankenstorm: Has Climate Change Created A Monster?

This year, Americans saw a strangely warm winter, a ridiculously hot summer and extreme drought conditions. As Hurricane Sandy advances on the East Coast, folks may be wondering if climate change has come to pass. Let's see what science can tell us.
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A Hurricane Once More, Sandy Defies The Rules

It's still unclear whether Sandy, which was both downgraded then upgraded early Saturday morning, will be a devastating storm or just a bad one. It is clear, however, that Sandy will be remembered as the storm that broke all the rules and baffled the nation's top weather forecasters.
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What's A Lake Doing In The Middle Of The Desert?

In the United Arab Emirates, a new ecology is emerging at a lake formed by desalinated water that's been pumped in from the Persian Gulf.
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Lakes Emerging In Deserts Worry Some Ecologists

Lakes are popping up in the desert in places like the United Arab Emirates, raising concerns about their ecological impacts.

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