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Scientists Parse Genes Of Breast Cancer's Four Major Types

They found 40 or so key differences — all potential targets for cleverly designed drugs. But the researchers caution that their study is a long way from the outmoded dream of a silver bullet that would knock out breast cancer – or any other kind. The report was published in the journal Nature.
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As Arctic Ice Melts, So Does The Snow, And Quickly

First came the news that Arctic sea ice is in sharp decline this year. Now, research indicates that springtime snow is melting away even faster than the ice. And that has profound implications for the Earth's climate.
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The Future Of Driving

A new California law allows self-driving cars on state roads. Proponents promise computer-controlled vehicles will reduce accidents and congestion. Guest host Tom Gjelten and his guests discuss the future of driving in the digital age.

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Getting A More Svelte Salmon To Your Dinner Plate

Muscular fish like salmon, tuna and eel can benefit from more exercise in a farmed fish environment. New research and a new book are aiming to convince fish farmers that getting fish to swim faster will mean healthier products, less waste, and more profit.
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World Rhinocerous Day Pokes At A Serious Issue

On World Rhino Day, people across the globe celebrate the rhinoceros and raise awareness to save all five species.
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Study On Dead Fish's Thoughts Snags Ig Nobel Prize

Host Scott Simon speaks with Craig Bennett and Michael Miller about being awarded a 2012 Ig Nobel prize for their paper on the brain waves of dead Atlantic Salmon, published in the Journal of Serendipitous and Unexpected Results.
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Chimney Rock Becomes Newest National Monument

An ancient beauty in southwestern Colorado, Chimney Rock became the third national monument named by President Obama on Friday. More than just a spectacular feature, Chimney Rock's towering sandstone pillars were of astronomical importance to the ancestral Pueblo people over 1,000 years ago.

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