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Unmanned Russian Rocket Burns Up Carrying Mexican Satellite

The launch is the latest in a string of failures for the Proton-M rocket, a workhorse for the International Launch Services, a joint Russia-American satellite carrier business.
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'Playing Around With Telescopes' To Explore Secrets Of The Universe

For astrophysicist Shrinivas Kulkarni, "The sky is so much richer and so much more imaginative than the imagination."
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In Arctic Drilling Debate, A Dispute Over Cleanup Preparedness

Royal Dutch Shell can drill oil exploration wells this summer in the Chukchi Sea, if Shell shows it can prevent and clean up a potential spill. Environmentalists are skeptical; Shell says it's ready.
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'Not On My Land': Southern Residents Fight Building Of Palmetto Pipeline

Kinder Morgan is proposing the pipeline to carry oil and natural gas through South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. But smaller oil suppliers are also concerned about markets like Savannah, Georgia.
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Beekeepers Reported Losing 42 Percent Of Honeybee Colonies Last Summer

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks to Gene Brandi, vice president of the American Beekeeping Federation, about how beekeepers and farmers are coping with the large die-off of honeybees.
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First In Fish: 'Fully Warm-Blooded' Moonfish Prowls The Deep Seas

"It's hard to stay warm when you're surrounded by cold water but the opah has figured it out," a NOAA Fisheries biologist says.
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Massive Antarctic Ice Shelf Will Be Gone Within Years, NASA Says

What's left of the Larsen B shelf, two-thirds of which underwent a spectacular collapse in 2002, will disappear by the end of the decade, according to a new study.
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Bistro In Vitro: A Virtual Playground To Ponder The Future Of Meat

Dutch artist Koert van Mensvoort has created a virtual restaurant to help us imagine a future when alluring beef, poultry and fish dishes can be concocted with in vitro techniques.
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Why We Can Depend On The Kindness Of Strangers

Our ability to get along with folks who aren't relatives could be a legacy of our hunter-gatherer ancestors. And it's rooted in the fact that those societies had gender equity.
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What It Takes To Lift Families Out Of Poverty

New charities pop up all the time. But how do you know which ones work? Economists have come up with a strategy to figure it out. They've used it to tackle one of the biggest problems in the world.

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