Year in Review: Science Stories of 2011

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The War On Cancer Turns 40

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Snake handler Subhendu Malllik holds up an Indian baby cobra hatchling after it emerged from an egg on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar, India, in June. The venomous snake is indigenous to South Asia. Asit Kumar/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Hitting The 'Off' Switch On Antibiotic Resistance

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How World AIDS Day Began

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Patients sit after their cataract surgeries at a hospital of the Aravind Eye Care System in Madurai, India. Reinhard Krause/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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India Eye Care Center Finds Middle Way To Capitalism

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Science Diction: The Origin Of 'Stethoscope'

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In a Healthpoint clinic in the village of Mallan in Punjab, India, lab technician Navdeep Sharma draws Suba Singh's blood sample. Part of Healthpoint's business plan is to offer cheap diagnostic tests at its clinics. Diagnosing and treating people in a single visit is one key to delivering affordable health care. Soma Vatsa/for NPR hide caption

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Selling Water, Health Care In The Developing World

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Geron To End Embryonic Stem Cell Research

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Building A Better Toilet

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Mosquitoes Engineered To Kill Their Own Kind

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Would you remember exactly what was in this salad more than a week after eating it?

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Haiti Grapples With Highest Cholera Rate In World

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