Environmentalists Question Offshore Drilling Plan

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Zebra finches have complex songs that are learned throughout adolescence. Scientists who recently sequenced the finch's genome say that their research may lead to a clearer understanding of human speech-related disorders like those caused by autism, strokes and Parkinson's disease. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Songbird DNA May Offer Clues To Human Speech

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U.K. Panel Mostly Vindicates Climate Scientists

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The Discoverer Deep Seas drill ship sits off the Louisiana coast in the Gulf of Mexico in this 2006 photo. President Obama's plan expands eastward the area of the Gulf where drilling is already permitted. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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Atom Smasher Sets New Record

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Gene Ruling Could Have Wide Implications

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Scientists at the Large Hadron Collider near Geneva celebrate after the particle accelerator started smashing protons at record energies earlier today. Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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World's Largest Atom Smasher Breaks Record

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Underwater Technology Searches For Missing Flight

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Magritte's 1964 painting The Intimate Newspaper gets us thinking: Who is this? A familiar friend or a complete stranger? Rene Magritte/Corbis hide caption

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Seeing Impostors: When Loved Ones Suddenly Aren't

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Scientists altered people's perceptions of right and wrong by applying magnetic stimulation to the brain. The study is part of a larger effort by scientists to explain the mechanics of how the brain makes moral judgments. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Study Narrows Gap Between Mind And Brain

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Trailblazing Black Scientist Encourages Women To Follow Suit

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Scientists at the Pacific Marine Mammal Center started seeing an increase in starving sea lion pups last spring. Guy Raz/NPR. hide caption

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Sea Lion Pups Starving Along California Shoreline

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