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Scientists Set To Drill Into Extinction-Event Crater In Mexico

After a meteor punched a huge crater into the Earth 65.5 million years ago, 70 percent of the planet's species went extinct. Today, pieces of that meteor are found all over the world.
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Online Comfort For Real-World Cancer Can Be Surprisingly Sweet

Steve Julian is a morning anchor for KPCC-FM in Los Angeles, a playwright and a former cop. His communities are legion, and all cared deeply when he got his terminal diagnosis. How best to reach out?
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Cambodia Launches Plan To Reintroduce 'Functionally Extinct' Tigers

A successful revival would mean not only a healthier and more balanced ecosystem, but it could also boost Cambodia's ecotourism, bringing more revenue to the national economy.
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NASA To Test Inflatable Room For Astronauts In Space

On Friday, a supply rocket is scheduled to send an inflatable module to the International Space Station. The expandable technology is being developed by a private firm.
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Is Samoa's Obesity Epidemic A Harbinger For Other Developing Nations?

Obesity and Type 2 diabetes are becoming more common all over the world. But the tiny Samoan islands now have the highest rates. An epidemiologist blames changes in diet brought on by globalization.
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Rapid 'Ōhi'a Death: The Disease That's Killing Native Hawaiian Trees

In Hawaii, more than 34,000 acres of forest have died from a mysterious disease. The blight is affecting a tree critical to Hawaii's natural water supply and cultural heritage.
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Study Finds Deep Conversations Can Reduce Transgender Prejudice

After a study on about support for gay marriage was faked, the debunkers performed the experiment for real. This time, the results suggest canvassing door to door might reduce prejudice long-term.
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Tiny Forage Fish At Bottom Of Marine Food Web Get New Protections

Demand for sardines and other small species has exploded, with many being used as feed for livestock and fish farming. New rules aim to protect these species from overfishing off the U.S. West Coast.
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Big California Firms Take On Health Care Giant Over Cost of Care

Sutter Health's network has 24 hospitals and more than 5,000 doctors in Northern California — a huge share of the health care market. Big employers say Sutter has too much clout in setting prices.
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Former Energy CEO Don Blankenship Sentenced To 1 Year In Prison

A former coal executive was sentenced Wednesday to a year in prison and fined $250,000. In December, ex-Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship was found guilty of conspiring to violate federal mine safety laws.

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