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Scientists Study Barn Owls To Understand Why People With ADHD Struggle To Focus

Research on the brains of barn owls suggests that attention problems like ADHD may involve a brain circuit that usually helps us ignore distractions.

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Scientists Study Barn Owls To Understand Why People With ADHD Struggle To Focus

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Dairy farmer Dominique Rochat says the Swiss government's water deliveries have allowed him to keep his cows in the high mountains. Eleanor Beardsley/NPR hide caption

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High And Dry: Swiss Army Airlifts Water To Cows In Drought-Stricken Mountains

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Two members of the New York City Fire Department look through the open ceiling of the Oculus, part of the World Trade Center transportation hub in New York on Tuesday. The transit hall ceiling window was opened just before 10:28 a.m., marking the moment that the North Tower of the World Trade Center collapsed on Sept. 11, 2001. Craig Ruttle/AP hide caption

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Report: Counterterrorism Should Pivot To Strengthen Fragile States

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Manure lagoons on hog farms like this one in eastern North Carolina flooded after Hurricane Floyd swept through in 1999, creating environmental and health concerns for nearby rivers. Farmers are worried that the scenario will repeat after Hurricane Florence hits this week. John Althouse/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Hog Farmers Scramble to Drain Waste Pools Ahead Of Hurricane Florence

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