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U.S. Science Suffering From Booms And Busts In Funding

The federal budget for bioscience has undergone big swings since 2000. Some scientists are now out of work and others are abandoning the ambitious, creative ideas that fuel discovery.
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Could Great Lakes Fisheries Be Revived Through Fish Farms?

This summer, Michigan's aquaculture industry took a step forward. And that has touched off a debate over whether the Great Lakes are an appropriate place for fish farming.
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Researcher Urges Wider Genetic Screening For Breast Cancer

Genetic tests are recommended for women with a family history of breast cancer. One researcher says all women should be screened, but others say there's not enough evidence that they are at risk.
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Meteor Leaves 40-Foot Crater Near Managua's Airport

The space rock, thought to have broken off from an Earth-passing asteroid, left a hole 16 feet deep just outside the international airport in the Nicaraguan capital.
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U.S. Pacific Blue Whales Seen Rebounding Close To Historic Levels

With their population estimated at roughly 97 percent of historical levels, blue whales off the West Coast are being called a conservation success story.
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For Lack Of Mississippi Silt, The Gulf Is Losing Coastal Land

Thousands of miles of Louisiana's coastline have been disappearing over the last century. NPR's Lynn Neary talks to fishing guide Ryan Lambert about what's happening to his community.
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Near-Earth Object To Come 25,000 Miles Close

An asteroid named Pitbull will barely miss Earth on Sunday. NPR's Lynn Neary talks to Paul Cox of the citizen astronomer group Slooh about why it's so difficult to keep track of these space rocks.
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At 60 Tons, This Dinosaur Feared Nothing

Researchers have dug up the skeleton of one of the largest animals to have ever walked the earth. NPR's Lynn Neary talks to Matt Lamanna, who was part of the research team that made the discovery.
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Mapping What You Cannot See, Cannot Know, Cannot Visit

We live on a planet, next to a star that's part of galaxy that's part of ... ah, here comes the new discovery. We are at the very tip of a giant galactic "supercluster." Take a look.
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Up Close, The Lava Rolls From Bardarbunga

Simon Redfeld of Cambridge is a volcano researcher who is literally scooping up lava at the active volcano in Iceland. NPR's Scott Simon talks to him about whether Bardarbunga is ready to blow.

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