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You Can Buy Happiness, If It's An Experience

Experiences tend to make people happier than material possessions, research shows. And looking forward to an experience like a concert can feel much better than awaiting the latest smartphone release.
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A $1 Microscope Folds From Paper With A Drop Of Glue

Engineers at Stanford University have designed a microscope that fits in your pocket and costs less than a dollar to make. Here's the best part: You put the microscope together yourself.
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Chesapeake Bay Dead Zone

A stretch of the Chesapeake big enough to fill 2,000 Baltimore Ravens stadiums is once again a dead zone, lacking the necessary oxygen that fish, crabs, and shellfish need to survive. Kojo explores what's being done about it.

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A Giant Appears At The Edge Of An African Roadway

If the task is to think backward, to an important moment in history, here's a stunning way to do it: It's a jewel of a monument alongside a road in South Africa.
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Old Ship Logs Reveal Adventure, Tragedy And Hints About Climate

Volunteers are combing through old ships' logbooks for the Old Weather project. It aims to help scientists better understand the climate today by looking at conditions of the past.
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Russian Space Experiment On Gecko Sex Goes Awry

A returned space capsule was opened to reveal frozen gecko remains inside, disappointing scientists. On the bright side, the fruit flies that were aboard made it.
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More Evidence That ADHD Drugs Don't Curb Ultimate Height

Some earlier research hinted that Ritalin and Adderall can hamper a child's growth. But a study of adults who took the drugs as kids now suggests any such effect is only temporary.
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Our Use Of Little Words Can, Uh, Reveal Hidden Interests

When we talk, we focus on the "content" words — the ones that convey information. But the tiny words that tie our sentences together have a lot to say about power and relationships.
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Study Finds Nothing Special About Breakfast

Maybe we don't need to eat our Wheaties. Linda Wertheimer talks to Emily Dhurandhar, lead author of a study that finds breakfast may not be the most important meal of the day.
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Citizen Scientists On A Mission To Find Frogs

Summer is high season for "frogging." The North American Amphibian Monitoring Project has hundreds of volunteers crisscrossing the country to get a better handle on the fate of the nation's frogs.

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