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Scientists Spot A Planet That Looks Like 'Earth's Cousin'

An artist's rendering of Kepler-186f, the first validated Earth-size planet to orbit in the habitable zone of a distant star. T. Pyle/NASA/SETI Institute/JPL-Caltech hide caption

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Scientists Spot A Planet That Looks Like 'Earth's Cousin'

Kepler-186f is almost the same size as Earth, and it orbits in its star's "Goldilocks zone" — where temperatures may be just right for life. But much is unknown because it's also 500 light-years away.

Even Chimps Know That A Firm Bed Makes For Quality Sleep

A chimpanzee hangs from a tree trunk in Kibale National Park in Uganda. A new study indicates that chimps prefer a specific tree for sleeping. hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Even Chimps Know That A Firm Bed Makes For Quality Sleep

A new study looking at the nests made by chimpanzees in Uganda found that they prefer a type of tree that gives them a firm and secure sleeping platform.

God, Drugs And Lizard Aliens: Yep, It's Country Music

Sturgill Simpson's second album, Metamodern Sounds In Country Music, takes inspiration from both Ray Charles and research into near-death experiences. Crackerfarm/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Record

God, Drugs And Lizard Aliens: Yep, It's Country Music

Listen closely to Sturgill Simpson's classic-sounding country music and you'll hear plenty of surprises, including twists on every element of modern country's church-trucks-and-beer trinity.

Affordable Care Act Enrollment Hits 8 Million, Obama Says

President Obama speaks about health care on Thursday. ACA enrollment has reached 8 million, he said, and it's "well past time" for Republicans to stop trying to repeal it. hide caption

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Affordable Care Act Enrollment Hits 8 Million, Obama Says

"This thing is working," the president said at a news conference Thursday. He added that it was time for Republicans to focus on fixing the economy instead of trying to repeal the health law.

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