The small squares superimposed on this image of the Milky Way galaxy show where in the sky the Kepler telescope is hunting for Earth-like planets. Kepler, which launched in 2009, has identified more than 100 planets. NASA hide caption

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Kepler Telescope Spots 3 New Planets In The 'Goldilocks Zone'

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Jonathan Wilker holds up a group of oysters from a tank in his lab at Purdue University. Rebecca Davis/NPR hide caption

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Why A Hoosier State Scientist Is Stuck On Oysters

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This image represents a chunk, or "cube," of brain. Each different color represents a different neuron, and the goal of the EyeWire game is to figure out how these tangled neurons connect to each other. Players look at a slice from this cube and try to identify the boundaries of each cell. It isn't easy, and it takes practice. You can try it for yourself at eyewire.org. EyeWire hide caption

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Wanna Play? Computer Gamers Help Push Frontier Of Brain Research

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Scientists Look To The Internet To Raise Research Funds

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Car commercial? Nope. Jessica Richman, Zachary Apte (center) and William Ludington are looking to the crowd for money to fund uBiome, which will sequence the genetic code of microbes that live on and inside humans. Courtesy of uBiome hide caption

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Scientist Gets Research Donations From Crowd Funding

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Kalydeco is one of the first drugs that is effective at combating the root causes of a genetic disease. Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. hide caption

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Drug Fulfills Promise Of Research Into Cystic Fibrosis Gene

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Hillary Clinton Expected To Make A Full Recovery

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Hillary Clinton Is Hospitalized After Exam Finds a Blood Clot

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A drawing from Michael Davidson's 2012 patent for "Toothbrush And Method Of Using The Same." Patent 8,108,962/U.S. Patent and Trademark Office hide caption

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The Quest For The Perfect Toothbrush

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Does bell pepper and black tea sound appetizing? A computer may think so. Ryan Smith/NPR hide caption

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Computers May Someday Beat Chefs At Creating Flavors We Crave

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This photo, taken by NASA's Curiosity rover, shows Mars' Gale Crater, where the rover has taken samples for chemical analysis. Scientists believe that at some point in the very distant past, there was a riverbed here. AP hide caption

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NASA Scientists 'Very Careful' With New Mars Data

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