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Partisan Psychology: Why Do People Choose Political Loyalties Over Facts?

Two-thirds of Republicans say the president can do something about high gas prices; about two-thirds of Democrats say he can't. But six years ago, with a Republican president in the White House, those numbers were reversed. Researchers want to understand this flipped perception.
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Recipe For Safer Drinking Water? Add Sun, Salt And Lime

Adding dirt and salt can help make drinking water cleaner, and is far cheaper than fancy filtration systems for getting rid of harmful bacteria, scientists say. It just takes a little patience and the sun.
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Drilling Boom Strains State Regulatory Agencies

Cash-strapped states are embracing the millions of dollars in new tax revenue coming from shale oil and gas development. But there aren't enough inspectors to make sure the sites aren't polluting. The problem seems especially apparent in Colorado, which now has more than 47,000 active oil and gas wells but the state employs just 17 inspectors.
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Pictures Of The Supermoon, As The Whole World Saw It

Well before night fell stateside on Saturday, the "supermoon" was already a star. Cameras from Tokyo to Athens gazed into its light, just a little bit brighter than usual. It was enough to inspire some beautiful photos, so we thought we'd share what we've found.
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The Dinosaurs' Nemeses: Giant, Jurassic Fleas

The greatest predators that ever roamed Earth suffered just as we mammals did: Large, flealike bloodsucking insects liked to dine on the dinos and even may have carried diseases.
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Just How Super Is Tonight's Supermoon?

Astronomer Philip Plait tells host weekends on All Things Considered host Guy Raz the Supermoon you've been hearing all about actually isn't that super.
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Look Up: Tonight, 'Supermoon' Is Closer To Earth

It turns out that all full moons are not created equal: Every so often the moon is full when it's at its closest point in its orbit around our planet. The last "super moon" occurred in March 2011.

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