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In Latest Calif. Earthquake, Shake Alert Tests Its Legs

Before the earthquake that struck Napa, Calif., an earthquake early warning system blared an alarm 10 seconds early. Doug Given, the Earthquake Early Warning coordinator for the U.S. Geological Survey, tells Melissa Block about the system that he's helped to institute.
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Grocers Lead Kids To Produce Aisle With Junk Food-Style Marketing

Grocers are hoping to entice young consumers and their parents to eat more vegetables by creating kid-focused produce. They're borrowing tactics from the soda and snack industries to win them over.
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Ebola Outbreak Emerges In Central Africa

With two deaths caused by the virus reported by the Democratic Republic of Congo's health ministry, the disease appears to have moved beyond West Africa.
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Iceland Lowers Volcano Warning

Scientists in the island nation say after an earlier sub-glacial eruption, there are no signs of ongoing volcanic activity at Bardarbunga.
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South Africa Makes A Plan To Protect Rhinos From Poachers

NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks to Jo Shaw, rhino program manager at the World Wildlife Fund in Cape Town, South Africa, about the country's new rhino conservation plan.
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Strong Quake Causes Injuries, Damage, Outages In Northern Calif.

The 6.0-magnitude temblor caused nearly 90 injuries, widespread power and water outages and damaged buildings in the wine country just north of San Francisco.
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Roadways You Can Install Like Throw Rugs

You look. You gape. You can't believe your eyes. Well, take a peek at this image and ask yourself, 'How did they do this?'
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Studying? Take A Break And Embrace Your Distractions

This back-to-school season, it's time to reevaluate a few common assumptions about how best to study. Benedict Carey, the author of How We Learn, says science shows that discipline isn't everything.
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Veteran Space Shuttle Astronaut Steven Nagel Dies At 67

The Air Force colonel was among the first group selected by NASA to train for the space shuttle program. He went on to fly four missions, two as commander.
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Antarctic Lakes, Rivers, Wetlands — All Under A Kilometer Of Ice

Biologists have discovered what may be the largest unexplored ecosystem on earth, and it's all hidden under the Antarctic ice sheet. NPR's Scott Simon talks to the lead scientist, Brent Christner.

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