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Growing Pains: Nations Balance Growth, Power Needs

India's massive power outage last week points to a major problem for developing nations: supply is struggling to keep up with the growing demand — an imbalance that can affect the reliability of electric grids. Grid catastrophes are rare, but blackouts can be an everyday feature of life.
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Are Recent Heat Waves A Result Of Climate Change?

It's been an unusually hot couple of years in many parts of the U.S., and climate scientists say the piercing heat goes far beyond normal variations in temperature.
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New Moo-Bile App Helps Keep Cows Cool And Farmers Updated

When it's hot and humid, you probably don't want to move much and aren't very hungry. The same goes for cows; but when they don't eat, farmers lose money. Using weather data, a new app called Thermal Aid detects the threat of heat stress and offers farmers tips to keep their cows healthy.
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What We Know About Treating Brain Disorders

The human brain contains around 100,000,000,000 nerve cells and research has given us insight into how they connect to form memories and control emotion. Much less is known about how the brain responds to injury or disease.
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Curious About Curiosity: What We'll Learn From Mars

The Mars Science Laboratory rover, named Curiosity, made a successful landing on the surface of the red planet, drawing shouts and cheers from the mission control staff at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. University of Redlands professor Tyler Nordgren explains what Curiosity may discover.
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Purists Sniff As Stink-Free Durian Fruit Seeks A Fan Base

A Thai scientist has been working for 25 years to breed the famous stink out of the tropical fruit so it can fly on airplanes and attract new markets. But breeding out the famous stink will diminish its appeal, say some fans.
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NASA's Curiosity Lands On Red Planet

The rolling NASA laboratory called Curiosity has begun its two-year mission on the Red Planet. The nuclear-powered robot pulled off a tricky touchdown in a Martian crater. There is a lot riding on this mission — not the least is the $2.5 billion price tag.

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