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Jet-Lagged By Your Social Calendar? Better Check Your Waistline

The disconnect between our social calendars and our biological clocks is creating "social jet lag," according to key researchers. And that's taking a toll on our weight because the body stores fat when it's not getting enough sleep.
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Ape Apps: Orangutans Learn With iPads At Miami Zoo

People are not the only ones picking up on current trends in technology. The six orangutans at the Jungle Island zoological park in Miami have been using iPads to play games and learn about vocabulary. Orangutan caregiver Linda Jacobs describes how the process works and which orangutans are doing particularly well.
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California's Genetically Engineered Food Label May Confuse More Than Inform

A new analysis of the labeling initiative, which may go on the ballot in November, shows that it would create a complex and nuanced set of restrictions for food companies on what "natural" food is.
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With Gas Boom, Pennsylvania Fears New Toxic Legacy

Industry has ruined a lot of Pennsylvania's water. Coal mining companies hammered the state, leaving behind acidic water that turned thousands of miles of streams into dead zones. People in the state are looking for ways to make sure the fracking boom doesn't deal another blow to its water.
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Science And The Fracking Boom: Missing Answers

People living on the front step of the natural gas boom have the same questions: What kinds of pollutants are entering our water and air, and are those pollutants making us sick? Explore key components of the natural gas production process — and the questions scientists are asking.
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NPR Series To Examine Fracking

All this week, NPR is taking a deeper look at the natural gas boom in the United States. The series is called "The Fracking Boom: Missing Answers."
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South Dakota Tries To Avoid Oil Boom's Downside

The oil boom in western North Dakota has sparked a massive migration. Communities that struggled to keep people are now tripling in size as workers from all over seek their fortunes. In South Dakota, officials say there's oil in their state too. But before drillers head toward Mount Rushmore and the Black Hills, North Dakota's experience is being watched closely.
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Maya Artwork Uncovered In A Guatemalan Forest

Archaeologists have stumbled on a room full of wall paintings and numerical calculations in the buried ninth century city of Xultun. The room was apparently an astronomer's workshop, with calculations painted on the walls counting lunar cycles and predicting eclipses.
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Why Race Could Color The Vote Against Obama

A new study shows eligible voters who favored whites over blacks- either consciously or unconsciously- also favored Republican candidates relative to Barack Obama. Psychologist Anthony Greenwald discusses the results and why racial attitudes continue to predict voter preference in 2012.

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