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Mapping Earth's Final Frontier — The Ocean Floor

USGS scientists in Reston, Virginia, want to map unknown territory at the bottom of the Atlantic, but the proposal is the source of some controversy among animal rights groups.

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The Birds And The Bees ... And iPads

Three-fourths of parents say the Internet is forcing them to have "the talk" earlier.
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Ice Wall May Stop Radioactive Leak At Japanese Nuclear Plant

Workers are building an underground ice wall around the damaged nuclear reactors at Fukushima Daiichi. The wall is the latest attempt to try to keep radioactive water from leaking out of the plant.
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The Camel Did It: Scientists Nail Down Source Of Middle East Virus

Since the deadly MERS virus was detected two years ago, scientists have struggled to figure out how people catch it. A new study confirms that camels are a key source.
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An Underwater Race To Transplant Miami's Rare Corals

A group of scientists is on an urgent mission: It's rushing to save as many corals as it can from Miami's shipping channel before the creatures are destroyed in an underwater excavation project.
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How A Scientist Of Psychedelics Became The 'Godfather Of Ecstasy'

The man known as the "godfather of ecstasy" has died at the age of 88. Scientist Alexander Shulgin rediscovered a chemical known as MDMA, which was eventually adopted as the club drug ecstasy.
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New Pollution Rules Leave Utilities Frustrated, As Details Remain Up In Air

The Obama administration has proposed rules for limiting greenhouse gases, but many of the details must still be set by states, leaving utilities unsure about specifics they'll be expected to achieve.
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1 Baby, 3 Parents: Scientists Say Due Date Is In Two Years

A medical procedure uses material from three people to target problems in mitochondria, the energy-producing organelles that have their own DNA.
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Hydroponic Tomatoes May One Day Be Tastier Than Ones Grown Outside

Advances in greenhouse technology have made growing flavorful tomatoes year-round easier. And scientists say climate change may soon make it harder to grow delicious tomatoes outdoors in fields.
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How Chocolate Might Save The Planet

Honey is nature's gift. It's natural. Made by bees. Chocolate is the opposite, a great engineering creation that could, just possibly, just maybe, help save our planet.

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