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Entomologist Slammed For Euthanizing 'Puppy Spider'

Piotr Naskrecki's blog post about finding a "puppy-sized" spider in the wilds of Guyana went viral — then the hate mail and death threats started coming in. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Naskrecki.
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Virgin Galactic Crash Raises Questions About Private Space Ventures

NPR's Scott Simon talks to reporter Joel Glenn Brenner about the Virgin Galactic SpaceShip Two crash. She knew both pilots who were on board the spacecraft.
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With Style And Silo, 'Modern Farmer' Melds Agrarian With Urban Hip

Modern Farmer is less than two years old but it's already won a National Magazine Award. "We're making fun of ourselves, in a way, because we don't know anything about farming," says the editor.
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Virgin Galactic 'Spaceship Two' Crashes In Calif.

The Virgin Galactic Spaceship Two was undergoing a test flight when it crashed in the California Desert. The spaceship is designed to take tourists to space.
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A Field Of Medicine That Wants To Know Where You Live

Where do you live? Health specialists think that simple question could make a difference in how doctors prevent and treat diseases for individuals. That's expanding its storied role in public health.
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1 Dead After Commercial Spaceship Crashes During Test Flight

The Virgin Galactic Spaceship Two was undergoing a test flight when it crashed in the California desert. The spaceship is designed to take tourists to space.
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Lava Flow In Hawaii Spares Homes, But Threatens To Cut Off Community

The state has sent National Guard troops to the town of Pahoa to assist with a road block and security.
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Parasite Turns Bees Into Zombie-Like Creatures

Biologists are reporting signs of a possible zombie apocalypse. Well, at least for the honeybee population. A parasite that has been turning bees on the West Coast into zombie-like creatures has started infecting bees in the East, and biologists are still puzzled as to how it all works.
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Virus Sleuths Chip Away At Ebola Mysteries

Big questions have bedeviled virus hunters for 38 years: Why do people differ in their response to Ebola? Is it becoming more or less dangerous? There's now more evidence about who gets sick and why.
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Ebola Researchers Banned From Medical Meeting In New Orleans

One of the top scientific conferences on tropical diseases will take place without the people who have the most recent and direct experience with Ebola in West Africa.

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