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Why The Pig Is The Most Loved And Most Loathed Animal On The Plate

As long as pigs have existed, humans have weighed desire for their meat against disgust for how the animals lived and what they ate. Today we have fresh cause for worry about how pigs are living.
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Intelligent Life In Our Galaxy? Stephen Hawking Says 'We Must Know'

Hawking's project will explore over 10 times more sky than previous programs.
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Scientists Say They Can Read Your Mind, And Prove It With Pictures

Scientists say they can now download signals from your brain — and translate them back into a picture that you saw. The images aren't crystal clear, but you can make out what's going on.
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Marking 40 Years Since Apollo-Soyuz Mission And The First Handshake In Space

The joint U.S.-Soviet mission was a stepping stone to today's International Space Station.
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WATCH: Surfer In South Africa Narrowly Escapes Shark

During a World Surf League competition in Jeffreys Bay that was broadcast live on television, Australian surfer Mick Fanning has a heart-stopping moment.

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Alzheimer's Drugs In The Works Might Treat Other Diseases, Too

By targeting the process that creates toxic clumps of protein in brain cells, scientists hope to help not just Alzheimer's patients, but perhaps also people with Lewy body dementia and Parkinson's.
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Birds, Bees And The Power Of Sex Appeal: The Ribald Lives Of Flowers

They're billboards for sexual favors, says ecologist Stephen Buchmann. But get your minds out of the dirt: We're talking pollination — and it's played a surprising role in global trade and history.
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When Losing Memory Means Losing Home

As his Alzheimer's progresses, journalist Greg O'Brien and his wife have decided it's time to leave the home where they raised their three kids. The move is turning up some sweet discoveries.
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Iran's Khamenei Signals Approval Of Nuclear Deal With 'Arrogant' U.S.

The country's supreme religious leader says the deal won't change his country's support for the governments of Syria or Iraq, nor for the "oppressed" Palestinians.
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Photos Of Pluto Reveal A 'Toy Store' Of Surprises

New Horizons has provided us with our first close look at Pluto. The images are blowing the minds of scientists. NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the joy of these new discoveries.

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