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U.S. Offshore Wind Energy Area Would Nearly Double Under New Plan

The U.S. Department of the Interior says the new Massachusetts Wind Energy Area would be auctioned off in four leases. It includes more than 1,000 square miles of ocean.
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International Space Station Gets Espresso Machine

An Italian aerospace firm, in conjunction with coffee company Lavazza and the Italian space agency, have jointly developed a system for producing zero-G espresso.
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Is Collecting Animals For Science A Noble Mission Or A Threat?

Museums are filled with dead insects, birds, fish, mammals and reptiles meticulously gathered worldwide in the name of scientific discovery. But some researchers now say scientists should think twice.
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Plastics Don't Disappear, But They Do End Up In Seabirds' Bellies

When bottles and bags are cast out to sea, the debris never truly goes away — it just gets smaller. And these plastic particles, called microplastics, are ready meals for fish and birds.
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Hubble To Search For Last Stop On Pluto Probe's Itinerary

Before NASA's New Horizons probe visits Pluto next year, scientists hope they can find another "icy body" at the edge of the solar system for a final flyby.
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Your Brain's Got Rhythm, And Syncs When You Think

Scientists have evidence that beats in the brain — in the form of rhythmic electrical pulses — are involved in everything from memory to motion. And music can help when those rhythms go wrong.
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'Pink Slime' Is Making A Comeback. Do You Have A Beef With That?

Since beef prices are going up, food processors are once again looking at cheap "lean, finely textured beef." But this time, they're preparing for consumers' concerns.
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Red Fish, Blue Fish: Where The Fish Flesh Rainbow Comes From

From ruby red tuna to turquoise lingcod, the fish we eat can span the color spectrum. Flesh color can also tell us something about where a fish came from, its swimming routine and what it ate.
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Sherr's Book Reveals Details Of Astronaut Sally Ride's Personal Life

Linda Wertheimer talks to journalist Lynn Sherr about her friendship with the late Sally Ride. Sherr has written a book, Sally Ride: America's First Woman in Space.
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Finally! A Decent Espresso On The International Space Station

An Italian aerospace firm, in conjunction with coffee company Lavazza and the Italian space agency, have jointly developed a system for producing zero-G espresso.

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