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Comet Lander Deploys Drill, But Could Lose Power Tonight

Fearing that Philae's batteries won't last past Friday, engineers are looking at possible ways to help it get more power from its solar panels. One ray of hope: Its comet is heading toward the sun.
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Why Do We Create Stereotypes?

Psychologist Paul Bloom explains why prejudice is natural, rational and even moral — the key is to understand why we depend on it, and recognize when it leads us astray.
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With Drought The New Normal, Calif. Farmers Find They Have To Change

Three years of severe drought in California is forcing farmers and ranchers to make some tough choices. In some cases, they're rethinking everything about their business and finding new opportunities.
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Neil DeGrasse Tyson Separates Fact From Fiction In 'Interstellar'

The astrophysicist has been tweeting about the science behind the film. In an interview with NPR, Tyson goes beyond those tweets, into wormholes, relativity and even some spoilers.
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Why The 'Invasivores' Haven't Pounced On Bear Meat

Bear is traditional American grub, and hunting bear for meat can help control overpopulation. But bear meat isn't going to make its way into restaurants or onto the average dinner table anytime soon.
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Feds List Gunnison Sage Grouse As Threatened Species

The bird is now protected under the Endangered Species Act, which could stop some oil and gas development in Colorado and Utah — and will likely start a number of legal challenges.
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After Bouncy Landing, Philae Lander At Rest On Comet

Scientists have established contact with the lander, but they're not sure where on the comet it is. The lander apparently bounced after touching down, and its future may be uncertain.
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Hurricane Sandy Stranded Dialysis Patients. Lessons Learned?

A quarter of the dialysis patients who were in New York City when Hurricane Sandy hit missed at least one treatment due to power outages. Yet, not many are prepared for the next disaster.
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Photo Shows Lander Sitting On Comet After Bounce-Landing

Before the Philae lander came to rest on the surface of a comet Wednesday, it bounced — twice. The lander weighs far less on the comet than it did on Earth.
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40 Percent Of The World's Cropland Is In Or Near Cities

Just how much of the world's cropland can we really call urban? That's been a big mystery until now.

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