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NASA Probe Prepares For Its Final Pass Around Ceres

NPR | Nov. 26, 2015 9:12 a.m.

The dwarf planet most recently is famous for the two mysterious, bright spots on its surface.

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Thanksgiving Buzz: What Would Pilgrims Say About The Plight Of Bees?

NPR | Nov. 26, 2015 5:21 a.m.

When you sit down for your holiday dinner, you may want to give thanks to bees and other pollinators. Their health is tied to your food. What's behind the bee declines? Watch our video investigation.

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A Controversial Rewrite For Rules To Protect Humans In Experiments

NPR | Nov. 25, 2015 1:38 p.m.

One revision would crack down on studying tissue and blood samples without getting a person's consent. Another change would make it easier to conduct studies in many locations at once.

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Don't Squander That Squash: Like Fine Wine, It Might Improve With Age

NPR | Nov. 25, 2015 1:30 p.m.

Squash taste best when they achieve the ideal balance of starch and sugar. But how long you should wait depends on whether you're cooking a small delicata or a big, bold butternut.

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Busted: EPA Discovers Dow Weedkiller Claim, Wants It Off The Market

NPR | Nov. 25, 2015 1:10 p.m.

The Environmental Protection Agency wants to withdraw approval of a controversial herbicide made by Dow AgroSciences. The firm made conflicting claims to EPA and the Patent Office about the product.

Food | World | Science

Some Ancient Farmers Grew Fava Beans Before They Grew Grains

NPR | Nov. 25, 2015 11:18 a.m.

The fava bean is a key staple in much of the world. Researchers say they've found fava beans in the Galilee region of Israel dating over 10,000 years ago — before grains had been domesticated there.

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California Law Adds New Twist To Abortion, Religious Freedom Debate

NPR | Nov. 24, 2015 4:08 p.m.

A California law will soon require pregnancy centers opposing abortion to provide notice to their clients of the availability of abortion services in the state. Clinics are crying foul — and suing.

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As Beekeepers Lose More Hives, Time For New Rules On Pesticides?

NPR | Nov. 24, 2015 3:08 p.m.

Beekeepers lost 42 percent of their hives last year. NPR and PBS NewsHour investigate what's behind the plight of the pollinators. Some scientists say pesticides called neonics are being overused.

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Used Rocket Is A New Breakthrough For Blue Origin's Space Plan

NPR | Nov. 24, 2015 11:25 a.m.

Blue Origin, the space company founded by Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos, has sent a craft past the edge of space and then landed its rocket safely – and vertically — in Texas.

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A Peek At Brain Connections May Reveal Attention Deficits

NPR | Nov. 24, 2015 10:32 a.m.

By assessing the strength of certain connections in the brain with an MRI test, researchers were often able to tell whether children and adolescents had attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.