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Baby's Necklace Could End Up Being A Life Saver

In countries like India, where vaccine records are kept on paper, kids often miss a dose — with potentially fatal results. Now some Yale students have come up with a high-tech (and cheap) solution.
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DNA Pioneer Watson's Nobel Prize Sells For $4.75 Million

The Nobel Prize that James Watson won for helping explain how DNA is structured has a new owner. Watson has said he'll donate much of the $4.75 million sales price to educational institutions.
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Who Made That Flavor? Maybe A Genetically Altered Microbe

Biotech companies are inserting new genes into microorganisms, turning them into tiny factories to produce valuable nutrients and flavors. But many of them don't want to talk about it.
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The Mystery Of The Missing Martins

In Skunk Bear's latest video, join the search for an enormous flock of missing songbirds, and learn some bizarre facts about Shakespeare and Doppler radar along the way.
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Is The Food Babe A Fearmonger? Scientists Are Speaking Out

The food system is awash in chemicals and additives. One woman has made a career out of investigating them. But a cadre of critics says she's creating more confusion than clarity about food.
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NASA Scrubs Launch Of Orion Spacecraft

After several issues, including high winds, stuck engine valves and a boat downrange of the launch site, the space agency said it would cancel today's planned launch of the new vehicle.
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NASA's Orion Capsule Built To Take Humans Into Deep Space

This is the first time NASA will fly a spacecraft designed for humans since the space shuttle retired in 2011. The pod is similar to what the Apollo astronauts used in the 1960s and '70s.
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World Climate Talks In Lima Aim To Move Beyond Kyoto Treaty

Unlike the 1997 Kyoto treaty, the plan on the negotiating table in Lima this week asks every country, developed and developing, to limit carbon emissions. Each nation would set its own target.
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To Search For A New Supernova, Build A New Camera

Most telescope cameras can only capture a small patch of sky at a time. But a new camera has a much larger field of view, and its backers are hoping for help in deciphering its reams of data.
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NASA To Test Orion Spacecraft For Long Future Missions

NASA plans to launch an unmanned capsule named "Orion" from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Thursday. NASA hopes that Orion will one day carry astronauts beyond Earth's orbit and even to Mars.

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