Astronomers Find 7 Potentially Habitable Planets

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Why It's Been So Warm On The East Coast

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Explaining The Sizzling Sound Of Meteors

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An instructor at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., carries VX nerve agent inside a special chamber used for training in 2003. Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images hide caption

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VX: The Nerve Agent Used To Kill Kim Jong Nam Is Rare And Deadly

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Nancy Roach at a conference in 2016. She's long worked as a patient's advocate and recently teamed up with scientists to help improve the design of studies, as well as to improve clinical care. Andrew Wortmann/Courtesy of Fight Colorectal Cancer hide caption

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Advice From Patients On A Study's Design Makes For Better Science

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Michael Stevens: How Do You Find Smart Answers to Quirky Questions?

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Naomi Oreskes: Why Should We Believe In Science?

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Kevin Jones: Can Embracing Uncertainty Lead To Better Medicine?

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Liz Coleman: How Do We Teach College Students To Ask Big Questions?

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Eric Haseltine: Can The Past Guide Us To Future Scientific Breakthroughs?

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TV screens in Seoul, South Korea, show images Wednesday of Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Ahn Young-joon/AP hide caption

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Chemical Weapon Found On Body Of North Korean Leader's Half-Brother

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(Top) Police make arrests as they move through the Oceti Sakowin camp. (Bottom) The police moved steadily and slowly through the camp, accompanied by Humvees and maintaining a perimeter of the cleared area. Angus Mordant for NPR hide caption

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Andie Vaught grasps a stress toy in the shape of a truck as she prepares to have blood drawn as part of a clinical trial for a Zika vaccine at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md., in November 2016. Allison Shelley/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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A typical meal in the Democratic Republic of Congo consists of greens, fufu - a starchy ball made from cassava flour - and meat, such as freshwater fish. Amy Maxmen for NPR hide caption

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Scientists rallied for evidence-based public policy outside the American Geophysical Union's fall meeting in San Francisco in December. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP hide caption

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Should Scientists March? U.S. Researchers Still Debating Pros And Cons

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