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Jaws, Teeth And Fins! Oh My! 'Shark Week' At 25

The Discovery Channel's annual "Shark Week" is one of the longest running events on cable television. After 25 years on the air, it's become an American icon of sorts. "Shark Week" executive producer Brooke Runnette explains how the team keeps the shows exciting year after year.
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Peaches, Beautiful And Fleeting, Thanks To Fuzzy Thin Skin

A summer peach is a seasonal treat, but why are they so hard to find for the rest of the year? As it turns out, that fuzzy, thin skin might be partially to blame for the fruit's finicky reputation.
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YouTube Satire: 'We're NASA And We Know It'

You may have heard about NASA's Curiosity mission to Mars. But you probably didn't know it had a backbeat. Dressed in NASA garb, actors parody LMFAO's music video "Sexy and I Know It."
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Mars Rover Curiousity Keeps Busy On Red Planet

It's been more than a week since the Mars rover Curiosity made its successful landing on the Red Planet. Curiosity is by far the most technologically advanced rover to reach the planet's surface. David Greene talks to astrophysicist Neal DeGrasse Tyson, director of the Hayden Planetarium in New York City, about Curiosity's two-year visit to Mars.
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Scientists Find Massive Cluster Of Galaxies

At the center of the cluster is one huge galaxy that's giving birth to new stars at an astonishing rate. The discovery is described in the journal Nature. And it should force a rethink of how galaxies and galaxy clusters evolve.
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Saving Lives In Africa With The Humble Sweet Potato

In Africa, a nutrition success story: Swapping orange sweet potatoes for white ones is improving the health of children by boosting vitamin A levels. Researchers are now trying to duplicate their success with other crops.

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