Neil Johnson, a University of Miami physicist, developed this mathematical formula to predict insurgent attacks in war zones. Courtesy of Neil Johnson hide caption

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Math Can Predict Insurgent Attacks, Physicist Says

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Campers Mary Church and Jimmy Cong use their sense of smell to detect whether a chemical reaction has taken place. Amy Standen for NPR hide caption

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Blind Teens Tap Into Senses At Chemistry Camp

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Autism Risks: Genes May Not Play Biggest Role

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Last year, the Obama administration canceled plans to make Yucca Mountain the permanent storage site for the nation's nuclear waste. The half-built site is seen here in a file photo from 2006. Isaac Breekken/AP hide caption

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'Curiosity' On Mars

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Juno Heads To Jupiter

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A Trojan Asteroid Keeps Earth Company

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Video Pick: Rooftop Farming In Brooklyn

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Looking to Nature For Material Inspiration

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Teaching A Chimp To Speak In 'Project Nim'

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Fire Made Arctic Spew, Rather Than Absorb, Carbon

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Above-ground casks at the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant store some of the utility's nuclear fuel. Because of a lack of a central repository, nuclear waste is piling up at individual reactor sites across the United States. Michael Mariant/AP hide caption

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Nuclear Waste Piles Up As Repository Plan Falters

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Shining Light (Literally) On The Workings Of Cells

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A model of a storage container illustrates how used nuclear fuel will be placed in cast-iron inserts, then encapsulated in large copper cannisters and buried more than 1,500 feet down in the Swedish bedrock. Ingrid Becker/KQED hide caption

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In Sweden, A Tempered Approach To Nuclear Waste

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