An emergency responder helps residents of Little Ferry, N.J., after their neighborhood was flooded due to Superstorm Sandy.
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November 1, 2012 There's no state agency that regulates or maintains levees in the Garden State. But the flooding brought by Sandy will inevitably bring calls for more flood-protection systems.
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Koshi, an elephant, makes sounds that imitate Korean words.
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November 1, 2012 Scientists say an Asian elephant at a South Korean zoo can imitate human speech, uttering five Korean words that are readily understood. "This is not the kind of sound that Asian elephants normally make, and it's a dead-on match of the speech of his trainers," a researcher says.
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November 1, 2012 Although there's no cure for Ebola, scientists have been experimenting with a vaccine for years. But there's been no easy way to test it in people. A study in monkeys offers a way around this obstacle and sheds light on how the immune systems fights off the deadly virus.
Consolidated Edison workers try to repair damage near the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday.
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November 1, 2012 An army of electrical workers is squirming through the tunnels beneath New York City, checking transformers, cables and power systems. And though it'll likely take days to get everything back online, experts say the storm would have damaged aboveground infrastructure even more drastically.
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November 1, 2012 Superstorm Sandy dumped several inches of rain on Maryland and Delaware and forced enormous waves to slam into New York and New Jersey. Watch an animation of the rain that fell between Mon. and Wed.
Researchers at New York University Hospital worry the mice they use to study human disease may have perished in the flooding caused by Superstorm Sandy.
October 31, 2012 Specially bred mice and rats perished in the flooding from Superstorm Sandy. Now cell lines and DNA stored in refrigerators and freezers might be dying as the temperature rises. The loss could set researchers back years.
These computer models from Oct. 26 of then-Hurricane Sandy show different predictions for the storm's path.
October 31, 2012 Hurricane forecasters predicted that Sandy would be an odd storm, and they were right. It turned left when most hurricanes turn right, it maintained its strength even as it struck land, and it joined forces with a winter storm. The computer models that characterized the storm's behavior are much more accurate and faster than they used to be.
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The secret to making something low-fat taste good and keep us fuller longer may be in its thickness.
October 31, 2012 While both thickness and creaminess sensations contribute to our eating satisfaction, thick foods keep us from feeling hungry longer, researchers say. That could help scientists in their continued quest to develop low-calorie foods that are more satisfying in the long run.
October 31, 2012 To what extent was climate change behind the formation of the superstorm Sandy? Did it make the storm worse than it otherwise would have been? Robert Siegel puts these questions to Martin Hoerling, research meteorologist at NOAA's Earth Systems Laboratory.
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Taxis sit in a flooded lot in Hoboken, N.J., after Hurricane Sandy caused massive flooding across much of the Atlantic Seaboard.
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October 31, 2012 If you ask climate scientist Radley Horton, it's difficult to say that Hurricane Sandy was directly caused by climate change, but he says there are strong connections between the two. He talks with Fresh Air's Terry Gross about climate change and preparing for severe weather.
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Is there an angel or a devil behind the mask? Scientists say it may not matter in terms of anonymous behavior.
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October 31, 2012 Results of a 1976 experiment involving masked trick-or-treaters still hold true today: We're more likely to do bad things — like stealing candy — when we're anonymous. And that tells researchers about the ways adults break the rules, too.
October 31, 2012 Liz Climo, an artist who works on Fox's "The Simpsons" by day, spends her off-hours imagining animals who seem to be imagining being little humans.
October 30, 2012 In the long run, geoengineering — tinkering with air, oceans, the skies — will help us survive on a changing planet. More and more eminent scientists agree that if the human race survives, the engineers will get smarter, the tools will get better, and one day we will control the climate. But should we?
An ambulance is stuck in over a foot of snow off of Highway 33 West, near Belington, W.Va. on Oct. 30. Superstorm Sandy buried parts of West Virginia under more than a foot of snow.
October 30, 2012 The mid-Atlantic region is no stranger to hurricanes, but as Sandy made its way north and onto land, it collided with cold winter weather, wrapping frigid air into its spinning mass.
October 30, 2012 The hand can opener is a storm cook's best friend. Sterno cans, gas grills and portable stoves can be, too, say our readers.
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