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Flush With Oil, Abu Dhabi Opens World's Largest Solar Plant

The new plant is expected to generate 100 megawatts of power and supply 20,000 homes with electricity.
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Australia's Heron Island: A Canary In The Coal Mine For Coral Reefs?

The tropical island set in turquoise water just off the Great Barrier Reef is the site of an experiment to see what will happen to coral reefs as the ocean absorbs ever more of the carbon dioxide and heat we've added to our planet's thin skin. The results weren't so pretty.
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Alzheimer's 'Epidemic' Now A Deadlier Threat To Elderly

Deaths from the disease have increased by 68 percent between 2000 and 2010. One reason: We're living longer, and deaths from other causes, like heart disease and prostate cancer, are going down.
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Internet Pioneers Win First-Ever Queen Elizabeth Prize For Engineering

The winners of the inaugural Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering were announced Monday in London. Five Internet pioneers — Marc Andreessen, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Vinton Cerf, Robert Kahn, and Louis Pouzin — will share the honor and the one million pound prize. The new U.K.-based award aims to be a "Nobel Prize" for engineering. Robert Siegel talks to Lord Browne of Madingley about the winners.
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Indonesian Zoo Breeds Rare Komodo Dragons

Seven baby Komodo dragons emerged from their shells at a zoo in Indonesia's East Java province.
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Some People Really Can Taste The Rainbow

Some people with a rare neurological condition known as synesthesia can taste shapes or smell color. And when these people work in the food industry, it can radically redefine flavor profiles. (Blue wine? Moss-flavored cotton candy?)

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