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Look For The Super-Est Moon Of The Summer

The second of three so-called "supermoons" this year can be seen under clear skies Sunday night, but some argue the term is a bit of a stretch.
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These Waves Keep Sharks Away From Swimmers

Sharks are sensitive to electromagnetic fields, thanks to certain receptors in their snouts. Surfers, divers and others nervous about attacks can strap on field-generating devices for peace of mind.
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A Night Sky Matchup: Supermoon Vs. Meteors

This year's Perseid meteor shower may be hard to see because it coincides with a so-called supermoon. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to Caltech professor Mike Brown about the dueling celestial events.
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In Just 6 Generations, Butterflies Brighten Their Colors

It's a mystery how butterflies manage to make their brilliant wing colors, but Yale physicists got a glimpse when they took the question to the lab, breeding dull brown butterflies into purple ones.
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Glass-Free Menagerie: New Zoo Concept Gets Rid Of Enclosures

An architectural firm is designing a zoo that will forgo cages, working barriers into a natural landscape. "You won't have a lonely tiger walking around inside a cage," says architect Bjarke Ingels.
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Pump Up The Bass, Feel Like A Boss

A new study found that listening to music with heavy bass lines — think "We Will Rock You" and "In Da Club" — makes people feel more powerful.
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WATCH: NASA Tests New Mars Braking System

The saucer-like Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator went up 190,000 feet to simulate the conditions of an orbital entry at the red planet.
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New Mexico's Northern Landscape Gets A New Burst Of Color

An unusually wet monsoon season has painted the desert, normally dusty brown, a lush green. It has been a welcome respite from the years of devastating drought that have plagued the state.
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Lake Erie's Toxic Bloom Has Ohio Farmers On The Defensive

Ohio farmers say they are not the only ones to blame for Toledo's polluted drinking water. They say they are using only as much fertilizer as they need to grow their crops.
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Lake Erie's Toxin-Fueled Bloom Has Ohio Famers On The Defensive

A recent water crisis cast a light on fertilizers used by farmers in the region of Toledo, Ohio.

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