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Draw My Left! No, No, My Other Left! A Hidden Bias In Art History Revealed

Why is it that in thousands of portraits done all over the world, artists emphasize the left side of the subject's face? There's a bias here, and it's hiding in our brains.
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Faith Drives A Father To Create A Test For Childhood Cancer

Noah Shaw was diagnosed with a potentially fatal cancer when he was just 4 months old. That didn't shake his father's faith in God. But it did drive him to try to invent an early cancer test.
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Despite Warnings On Warming, Public Response Remains Lukewarm

The National Climate Assessment was released today. NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Bill McKibben, author of Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist, about the report.
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Report: Climate Change Creates Public Health Costs

Melissa Block speaks with Brian Stone, director of the Urban Climate Lab at Georgia Institute of Technology, about the public health effects of climate change.
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White House Report Says Climate Change Is Here And Now

A new U.S. government report tells an unambiguous story: The planet is warming, climate change is driven primarily by people and it's already affecting Americans, through more frequent or intense heat waves, downpours and, in some regions, floods or droughts.
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Scientists Help Galapagos Finches Get Rid Of A Nasty Nest Pest

Cotton balls laced with insecticide just might be the answer to a parasitic fly that has been killing off young finches in the Ecuadorean islands since 1997.
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No More Bromine: Coke, Pepsi Drop Controversial Ingredient

Chemistry is complicated; that includes ingredients in artificially flavored fizzy drinks. Soda makers bowed to pressure to drop brominated vegetable oil, but its safety hasn't been very well studied.
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A Faster Human: Are We Unique In Our Ability To Get Better?

For decades, the speed of racehorses and dogs has stagnated. But humans keep getting faster. On the 60th anniversary of the first time a human ran a mile in under four minutes, we ponder why.
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Chemist Turns Software Developer After Son's Cancer Diagnosis

The parents of a young boy made a terrible discovery while looking through photographs they had taken of him as a baby. They noticed a white dot where a black pupil should have been.
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Monterey Bay An 'Ocean Buffet Open For Business' This Spring

Thanks to upwelling, an influx of marine and wildlife is taking place in one of the world's largest underwater canyons in California.

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