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Traces Of Virus In Man Cured Of HIV Trigger Scientific Debate

Researchers have found traces of HIV virus in the cells of a man who was the first to be cured of the infection with bone marrow transplants. The findings raise fresh questions about how to define a cure for HIV/AIDS.
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Putting Fear In Your Ears: What Makes Music Sound Scary

Young animals' cries for help and the soundtracks of spine-tingling movies have something in common: An irregular, scratchy sound signals something scary is afoot.
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Thinner Arctic Ice Sparks Massive Algae Bloom

When scientist Kevin Arrigo set out to lead a joint Stanford University-NASA expedition into the Chukchi Sea between Russia and Alaska, he believed the ecosystem below the Arctic pack ice was a watery desert. What he found under the ice though was an algae bloom spanning at least 60 miles. He talks with Audie Cornish about the discovery.
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Under The 'Nuclear Shadow' Of Colorado's Rocky Flats

Kristen Iversen spent her childhood in the 1960s in Colorado near the Rocky Flats nuclear weapons factory, playing in fields that now appear to have been contaminated with plutonium. In Full Body Burden, she investigates the environmental scandal involving nuclear contamination around her childhood home.
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Summer Science: The Perfectly Toasted Marshmallow

It's the epic quest of campers everywhere: How do you toast that marshmallow just right? As part of our Summer Science series, NPR turned to a fire engineer for some professional guidance.
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What Animals Can Teach Humans About Healing

A new book called Zoobiquity explores the diseases that humans and animals have in common. Dr. Barbara Natterson-Horowitz and journalist Kathryn Bowers explain how fainting fish, obese dragonflies, depressed gorillas and monkeys with heart failure can help inform human health.

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