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That's Not Fair! Crime And Punishment In A Preschooler's Mind

Children as young as 3 years old will step in to right the wrong if they see someone being mistreated, a study finds. But they aren't as keen as 5-year-olds to dole out punishment.

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NASA Flummoxed By Dwarf Planet's Bright Spots, 'Pyramid-Shaped Peak'

The view captured by the Dawn spacecraft this month "shows even more small spots in the crater than were previously visible," NASA says.
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How Digital Games Can Help Kids Learn

A growing number of schools across the nation are using electronic games to teach students math, science and other subjects. Why some education experts believe digital play in the classroom is making kids smarter.

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How Fracking Is Fueling A Power Shift From Coal To Gas

Driven by new regulations and fracking, more coal power plants are retiring for cheaper, cleaner-burning natural gas. But scientists have yet to work out the fossil fuel's imperfect climate footprint.
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Take A Hike To Do Your Heart And Spirit Good

For many Americans, an NPR poll suggests, walking is their most consistent exercise. But how much can a moderately paced walk really help your health?
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EPA Official: Decisions On Climate Change Will Affect Economic Future Of U.S.

NPR's Melissa Block interviews Environmental Protection Agency administrator Gina McCarthy on the second anniversary of the president's Climate Action Plan.
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Will A Surgical Mask Keep You Safe In A Viral Outbreak?

When Middle East respiratory syndrome erupted in South Korea, people started wearing masks everywhere, even at weddings. So how good are these masks at stopping MERS or even the flu?
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'Speed,' Galápagos Tortoise Who Came To San Diego In 1933, Dies At 150

The giant reptile was taken from Isabela Island in Ecuador's Galápagos archipelago as part of an early effort to sustain the species, which is native only to the remote Pacific island chain.
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Israel Bets On Recycled Water To Meet Its Growing Thirst

Treated sewage water accounts for half the water used by Israel's farms. Entrepreneurs are experimenting with ways to cut costs and to ensure that the 86 percent of wastewater that's recycled is safe.
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Fitness App Aims To Deliver Live Feedback From A Personal Trainer 24/7

The Fitnet app uses your phone's camera to analyze your workout and give feedback. Next step is a live trainer on the other end. The hitch: Your Internet speed likely needs to be 40 times faster.

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