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Dance Returns The 'Joy Of Movement' To People With Parkinson's

Many struggle with tremors and balance much of the time, but when the music starts, these people dance. It gives them joy — body and soul. Scientists say dance might have lasting brain benefits, too.
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Politicians Work To Remedy Flint Water Crisis

NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Harvey Hollins, the coordinator of Michigan's clean-up efforts, about how the state is going to address the myriad problems.
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So You Want To Eat Snow. Is It Safe? We Asked Scientists

As it falls, snow forms a sort of net for catching pollutants in the atmosphere. Pesticides and dirt from soil can also end up in there. Still, most researchers told us they'd eat it, with caveats.
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EPA Faces Fallout From Flint, Mich., Water Crisis

A top EPA official resigned Thursday over the handling of the ongoing water contamination crisis in Flint, Mich. The role of the EPA and whether the federal agency should have done more has been a recurring theme in White House discussions this week.
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#Blizzard2016 Blankets East Coast In An Avalanche Of Cliches

Many of us are already sick of hearing about the white stuff — and we haven't even felt the wrath of Ol' Man Winter yet.
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Danes Say Zoo Dissections Fit With Country's 'Very Honest' Parenting

Last weekend at an event in Denmark called "Animals Inside Out," a college biology student publicly dissected a lion. Attendees — including young children — were given a close-up, gory view.
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El Niño Does Bring Floods And Drought, But There's A Silver Lining

We're in the middle of an El Niño that's already caused weather-related disasters and will last at least several more months. Now for the good news.
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In Final Report, Experts Identify Remains At Notorious Reform School

Florida's Dozier School for Boys is a horror tale come to life. Nearly 100 boys died at the school, many unidentified, in unmarked graves. Scientists are trying to discover who they were.
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Florida Researchers Complete Investigation Into Shuttered Reform School

University of South Florida researchers completed an investigation of unmarked graves at the now closed Dozier School for Boys. Twenty-one of 55 sets of remains found at the school were identified.
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Scientists Unearth Remains Of Ancient Massacre In Kenya

NPR's Robert Siegel interviews University of Cambridge Professor Robert Foley, co-author of a study in Nature about remains of a massacre from 10,000 years ago in Kenya. He talks about why he believes this is evidence of the earliest known warfare among humans.

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