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Researchers To Attempt Robotic Landing On Comet's Surface

Putting a probe on a comet's surface would be a first for mankind. But it doesn't look like it will be easy.
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Fraught U.S.-Russia Relationship Could Undermine Nuclear Security

A former head of the Los Alamos National Laboratory has worked with Russia for years on securing loose nukes and upgrading facilities in the former Soviet Union. Siegfried Hecker is now writing a book about two decades of of nuclear cooperation.
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These X's Are The Same Shade, So What Does That Say About Color?

Never mind the physics. Color isn't just a particular wavelength of light, it turns out. It's a fascinating mix of context and what's happening outside and inside your head.
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Solar Bike Path Opens This Week In The Netherlands

Integrating solar panels into a bike commuter path, a special roadway outside Amsterdam will generate power that's then funneled into the national energy grid.
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Inhalable Chocolate? Ingestible Ideas From A Lab For The Senses

A real-life Willy Wonka invites scientists, designers, composers, artists and chefs to collaborate on novel foods and other cultural confections.
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How Catchy Songs Lodge Their Hooks In Your Ears

"Wannabe," by the Spice Girls, is the catchiest song in the U.K., according to a new study. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Ashley Burgoyne, a computational musicologist from the University of Amsterdam.
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Obese Women Make Less Money, Work More Physically Demanding Jobs

A 65 percent increase in a woman's weight is associated with a 9-percent drop in earnings. A recent study investigated what's behind that "obesity penalty," and why it hits women harder than men.
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In Space, No One Can Hear You Sample

NASA just released a collection of sound effects from both this world and deep, intergalactic space into the Public Domain. They are now available for all of us to enjoy and perhaps use to make music.
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Still Unknown In Virgin Space Crash: How Pilot Got Out

NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to science correspondent Geoff Brumfiel about last week's tragic loss of the Virgin Galactic spaceship.
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Space Artifact Auction To Benefit Future Astronauts

NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks with Robert Pearlman, editor of collectSPACE, about an auction of space artifacts. Among the collectibles are objects from Neil Armstrong's estate.

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