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Collaboration Beats Smarts In Group Problem Solving

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A National Science Foundation artist's drawing shows the inner four planets orbiting Gliese 581, a red dwarf star just 20 light-years from Earth. The newly discovered planet, in the foreground, has a 37-day orbit and, like Earth, is distant enough from the star for liquid water to exist. Lynette Cook hide caption

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'Goldilocks' Planet's Temperature Just Right For Life

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Inside Veolia Energy's Plant Three in Baltimore, blue pipes carry chilled water that will be sent out to cool nearby buildings. The green pipes carry condensed water that removes heat from the chilling system, and orange pipes carry a refrigerant. The yellow pipes are for a future cooling system. Mike Ruocco/NPR hide caption

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Chilled-Out Buildings Save Energy, Money

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Listen To Us Weigh A Hurricane

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Sheldon Cooper — a character played by Jim Parsons in CBS's The Big Bang Theory has an IQ of 187 and several advanced degrees but often has trouble with social interactions with other people. CBS hide caption

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Jim Parsons On The Science Of Sheldon, 'Big Bang'

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Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen testifies Monday before the commission investigating the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Though Allen was the government's leader of the spill response, he acknowledged it was not always clear to the public who was in charge. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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At Oil Spill Hearing, Calls For New Response Plan

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A slice of Hurricane Karl was captured by NASA's CloudSat satellite. The clouds were just over 8 miles high. hide caption

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Studying Storms: NASA Looks For Hurricane's Secrets

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During a raid on a Missouri dogfighting ring, Tim Rickey of the ASPCA holds Dharma, a pit bull who lost part of her leg in a fight. Courtesy of the Humane Society of Missouri hide caption

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DNA Is New Weapon In Fight Against Dogfighting

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Using the Icon treatment, Dr. Jin-Ho Phark won't need to drill to fill a cavity. Gretchen Cuda for NPR hide caption

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A No-Cringe Fix? Filling Cavities Without The Drill

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Study: Wind May Have Helped Moses Part Red Sea

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