Pediatric Organization Endorses Same-Sex Marriage For Its Benefit To Children

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Samantha Grimaldo was born with a rare disorder, Perisylvian syndrome, and has never been able to speak. Ellen Webber for NPR hide caption

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New Voices For The Voiceless: Synthetic Speech Gets An Upgrade

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For some kids who grow up in poverty, the bond developed with Mom is especially important in dealing with stress. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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To Spot Kids Who Will Overcome Poverty, Look At Babies

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Notice anything unusual about this lung scan? Harvard researchers found that 83 percent of radiologists didn't notice the gorilla in the top right portion of this image. Trafton Drew and Jeremy Wolfe hide caption

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Why Even Radiologists Can Miss A Gorilla Hiding In Plain Sight

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Could you say "no" to this face? Christoph Bartneck of the University of Canterbury in New Zealand recently tested whether humans could end the life of a robot as it pleaded for survival. Christoph Bartneck hide caption

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No Mercy For Robots: Experiment Tests How Humans Relate To Machines

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People visit a memorial outside Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., on Dec. 15. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Shootings Leave Sandy Hook Survivors Rethinking The Odds

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Weekend Vote Will Bring Controversial Changes To Psychiatrists' Bible

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A Hare Krishna distributes food gifts from a chariot during a festival in London in 2011. The religious group began distributing books, flowers and gifts to strangers in the 1970s, drawing on the rule of reciprocation to raise money. Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images hide caption

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Give And Take: How The Rule Of Reciprocation Binds Us

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Chinese schoolchildren during lessons at a classroom in Hefei, east China's Anhui province, in 2010. STR/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Struggle For Smarts? How Eastern And Western Cultures Tackle Learning

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Jennifer Ruiz and her 2-year-old daughter, "Moo Moo," at a Red Cross shelter in Little Egg Harbor Township, N.J. Ruiz and her daughter evacuated from their home in Seaside Heights. Alix Spiegel/NPR hide caption

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Jersey Shore Storm Survivors Face Uncertain Future

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With the advent of radio and television, presidential charisma became a more important personality characteristic. Above, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who is rated one of the most charismatic presidents; John F. Kennedy; Bill Clinton. Getty Images hide caption

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Charming, Cold: Does Presidential Personality Matter?

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In a 2004 debate in St. Louis, President Bush answers a question as his opponent, Sen. John Kerry, listens. Both candidates used a number of "pivots" in their debates. Ron Edmonds/AP hide caption

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How Politicians Get Away With Dodging The Question

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Teachers interact differently with students expected to succeed. But they can be trained to change those classroom behaviors. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Teachers' Expectations Can Influence How Students Perform

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A less complicated time? Petula Clark holds her 1965 gold record for "Downtown," an uptempo song in a major key. R. McPhedran/Getty Images hide caption

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Why We're Happy Being Sad: Pop's Emotional Evolution

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Research shows that under certain circumstances, we can train ourselves to forget details about particular memories. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Can We Learn To Forget Our Memories?

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