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Human Or Machine: Can You Tell Who Wrote These Poems?

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Joe Palca (left) with Jim Allison (second from right) and friends, circa 1975. Allison has gone on to make landmark discoveries in science, and is still passionate about outlaw country music. Joe Palca/NPR hide caption

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A Scientist's Dream Fulfilled: Harnessing The Immune System To Fight Cancer

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Sgt. Jessie Bacon uses the Tactical Communications and Protective System to relay information to his squad in Fort Bliss, Texas. About 20,000 of the devices have been deployed so far. Sgt. Betty Boomer/U.S. Army hide caption

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Army's Smart Earplug Damps Explosive Noise, But Can Enhance Whispers

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Sir Harold W. Kroto, a winner of the 1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, gave a lecture on nanoarchitecture in May 2007, in Brussels. "Find something to do where only your best effort will satisfy you," he advised students. Sebastien Pirlet/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Listen: Sir Harry Kroto Was More Than A Nobel Prize Winner

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Zhenan Bao, a chemical engineer at Stanford University, is working to invent an artificial skin from plastic that can sense, heal and power itself. The thin plastic sheets are made with built-in pressure sensors. Bao Research Group hide caption

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Just Like Human Skin, This Plastic Sheet Can Sense And Heal

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NASA To Test Inflatable Room For Astronauts In Space

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Standing water and abandoned tires make Houston's Fifth Ward hospitable for mosquitoes. Courtesy of Anna Grove Photography hide caption

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Houston Prepares Now For Zika's Potential Arrival This Summer

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