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A Big Asteroid Just Flew By, And Guess What? More Are Coming

A rock the size of three football fields passed relatively close to Earth. It wasn't a surprise, and neither will be the arrival of others. NASA has a calendar if you'd like to keep track of what's coming. But remember: Some space rocks, such as the meteorite that exploded over Russia last year, aren't expected.
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Candy Flavors Put E-Cigarettes On Kids' Menu

Electronic cigarettes are often billed as safe and helpful for adult smokers trying to kick their habit. But the CDC says 1 in 5 young teens who try an e-cigarette have never smoked tobacco. And between 2011 and 2012, the devices doubled in popularity among middle-school and high-school students.
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Research Shows New Flu Viruses Often Arise In Domestic Animals

Scientists have apparently been wrong about where new flu viruses come from, and they've underestimated the viruses' connection to horses. The dogma is that new viruses always incubate in wild migratory birds first, then get into domestic poultry, and then jump into mammals — especially pigs and humans.
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Kerry Warns Indonesia: Climate Change Threatens 'Entire Way Of Life'

The secretary of state spoke to a group of students in the capital, Jakarta, saying climate skeptics "are simply burying their heads in the sand."
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Warming Arctic May Be Causing Jet Stream To Lose Its Way

Rutgers professor Jennifer Francis says the warming polar air is causing the jet stream to meander, slowing down the march of weather systems across the northern latitudes.
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Scientists Discover Universe's Oldest Star

The star is 4 billion years older than any other found to date. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Timothy Beers of the National Optical Astronomy Observatory in Arizona.
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Floods or Family Conflict? Bad Dreams Differ By Gender

Men's nightmares tend toward the catastrophic, while women often have bad dreams about interpersonal relationships, according to a new study. Why the difference? NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Antonio Zadra, a researcher at the University of Montreal.
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No Rest For The Snow-Weary: Northeast Braces For Round 2

Maine could get a foot and a half of snow, while Massachusetts and Connecticut could see an additional 12 inches on top of what's already still on the ground.
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Mars 'Jelly Doughnut' Mystery Solved: It's Just A Rock, NASA Says

The strange red-and-white object that intrigued Mars enthusiasts for weeks turns out to be just a piece of Mars rock chipped off by the Opportunity rover.
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Performance Drinks Pour Liquid Fuel Into Olympic Athletes

Olympic athletes burn huge numbers of calories. NPR's Scott Simon talks to nutritionist Dr. Nanna Meyer about what elite athletes drink to recover from their high-intensity workouts.

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