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NPR's Science Desk Experiments With Twinkies

The NPR science desk was inspired to take part in the fine, and longstanding, tradition of experimenting with Twinkies.
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Study Links Water Wall, Legionnaires' Disease Uptick

Audie Cornish talks with Thomas Haupt, respiratory disease epidemiologist for the Wisconsin Division of Public Health. He's the lead author of the study that helped uncover the source of a mysterious and large uptick in Legionnaires' disease cases. The study, "An Outbreak of Legionnaires Disease Associated with a Decorative Water Wall Fountain in a Hospital" was published in the online journal Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology.
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EPA Creates Website To ID Biggest Emitters Of Greenhouse Gases

Ever wondered who the big greenhouse-gas emitters are in your neck of the woods? The answer is now just a click away.
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'El Gordo,' Galaxy With Mass 2 Quadrillion Times The Sun's, Discovered

It's the biggest cluster of galaxies ever seen and may help scientists learn more about dark energy, dark matter and how such clusters form.
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Coast Guard Tries To Lead Fuel Tanker To Nome

Melissa Block speaks with Capt. Beverly Havlik, from the Coast Guard ice-breaker Cutter Healy, who talks about the challenges of helping a Russian tanker make its way through the Arctic ice to Nome, Alaska.
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NASA Challenges Sale Of Apollo 13 Artifact

A checklist used during the failed 1970 Apollo 13 moon mission is creating a problem for NASA. Commander James Lovell's checklist, which was instrumental in getting the crew back to Earth successfully after a technical failure in space, was recently sold at auction for almost $400,000. Now, NASA says that Lovell didn't have the right to sell the checklist. Audie Cornish speaks with Robert Pearlman, editor of the website CollectSpace.com, about the dustup.

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