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Dan Fagin: "Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation"

For two generations, chemical companies in Toms River, N.J., dumped toxic waste. For this month’s Environmental Outlook, Diane and her guest discuss the life of a small town ravaged by industrial pollution.

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SpaceX Dragon Splashes Down In Pacific After Leaving Space Station

The second unmanned commercial space mission to the International Space Station returns with more than 1 ton of cargo.
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Are Agriculture's Most Popular Insecticides Killing Our Bees?

Neonicotinoids are pesticides widely used to coat the seeds of agricultural plants, especially corn. But some evidence suggests these chemicals may also be poisoning bees. A tell-tale clue: reports of massive bee die-offs that all took place during corn-planting season.
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Help For Families Of Wounded Veterans

When a veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder or traumatic brain injury comes home, the whole family is affected: Helping families cope with wounded veterans.

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How An Unlikely Drug Helps Some Children Consumed By Fear

When abiding fear takes over some kids' lives, they respond with anger and aggression that's not premeditated. One psychiatrist says he's finding profound relief for a particular subgroup of these children in experimental research with the anesthesia drug ketamine.
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Shift In Gay Marriage Support Mirrors A Changing America

The latest polls indicate 58 percent of Americans support same-sex marriage. In 1977, that number was 13 percent. One researcher says that jump in support isn't the result of a generational gap — it's that many who once opposed gay marriage have changed their minds or softened their opposition.
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Four Robots That Are Learning To Serve You

Everyday, robots are moving further from sci-fi into everyday reality. Robots can now assist with housework, giving directions and even surgery. They're still a few years off, but here are a few robots we may live with someday.

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