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The Dismissive, Exasperated, Sinister Sounds Of Teenagers

Teens can appear distant and moody, unless you speak their language. Linguist James Harbeck speaks with NPR's Scott Simon about his quest to crack the code. (This story first aired June 1, 2013.)
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Ancient Skeleton In Mexico Sheds Light On Americas Settlement

DNA from a 12,000-year-old skeleton of a teenage girl found in a cave in the Yucatan Peninsula shows the same markers found in modern Native Americans.
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What's To Blame For California's Early Fire Season?

John Laird, the secretary of the California Natural Resources Agency, discusses how to fight fires differently, as well as the role climate change may play in the frequency of fires in California.
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When Numbers Bleed, Freeze, Starve And Die On A Battlefield: The Dark Poetry Of Data

Let me tell you a story — a history story — that's all numbers, only numbers, and still packs an emotional wallop. Button up. It's 1812. In Russia. It's cold.
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Russian Rocket Fails After Launch, Breaking Up Over China

With an expensive communication satellite as its payload, a Russian Proton-M rocket broke apart during its third stage last night. The unmanned rocket failed at an altitude of 100 miles.
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Corruption In Ukraine Robs HIV Patients Of Crucial Medicine

Because of corruption involving medical officials, the government and middlemen, only half the people with HIV get medicine. One man lost his wife while they were both on a waiting list for treatment.
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Why Jupiter's Red Spot Isn't As Great As It Used To Be

The most prominent feature on the solar system's largest planet has been shrinking for years, and NASA says it's now smaller than ever.
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Organic Produce Is A Tough Sell In The Gaza Strip

A group of Gazan farmers has gone organic. While their produce should fetch a premium price, most of it ends up in the public market, mixed in with regular produce and sold for the same price.
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Science Philanthropy

In a trend that some fear is leading to a "privatization of science," wealthy philanthropists are pouring millions into everything from genetic research to space exploration. At the same time, government funding is declining. We explore the issue.

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Those California Wildfires Viewed From Space

The image, captured by NASA's Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard the Aqua satellite, shows smoke trails stretching out over the Pacific Ocean.

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