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Navy Funds A Small Robot Army To Study The Arctic

The U.S. Navy has completed the largest robotic survey of the Arctic ever attempted. Warming waters are absorbing more sunlight and melting more ice there each summer, the gizmos and gliders suggest.
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WATCH: The Sun Like You've Never Seen It

NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center has released a video composite of some of the imagery taken over the past five years by the Solar Dynamics Observatory. It's nothing short of breathtaking.
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Thanks To Technology, Toucan Gets A Second Beak On Life

NPR's Scott Simon takes a moment to note that a toucan in Costa Rica that had part of its beak destroyed is getting a new one made from a 3-D printer.
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GMO Apples Get The Nod, But Not Much Of A Welcoming Party

Government regulators have approved the first genetically modified apples, which don't turn brown when you cut them open. But planting these trees will be a gamble since consumers may not want them.
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Your Brain May Want That Bottle Of Soda Because It's Easy To Pick Up

Coca-Cola has launched a small, easy-to-hold bottle in Kenya. And the size and shape could make people crave it. That's the belief of psychologist Sian Beilock, author of How the Body Knows Its Mind.
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Internet Pioneer Warns Our Era Could Become The 'Digital Dark Ages'

Google Vice President Vint Cerf says that our complete reliance on digital information that is often not preserved could result in an information "black hole" for future historians.
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Can A Computer Change The Essence Of Who You Are?

The latest episode of NPR's Invisibilia takes us online. Some people think interacting with these machines is changing us all — for better and worse.
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Space Station Astronauts In Star Wars-Themed Crew Pic

First there was suited-up astronaut Leland Melvin posing with his dogs. Now, a Space Station crew set for launch in September has donned Jedi robes.
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8 Million Tons Of Plastic Clutter Our Seas

A scientist estimating the weight of candy wrappers, bags, bottles, syringes and other plastic trash in the world's water sees a synthetic tsunami. Should China and India create more landfills?
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Gardener's Twofer: First Ketchup 'N' Fries Plant Hits U.S. Market

British horticulturalists have figured out how to graft a tomato plant onto a potato plant. This plant, called Ketchup 'N' Fries, has crossed the pond and is now available to gardeners in the U.S.

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