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Tyrannosaurus rex jaws generated 8,000-pound bite forces and let the creature eat everything from duck-billed dinosaurs to triceratops. Scientific Reports hide caption

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Tyrannosaurus Rex's Bite Force Measured 8,000 Pounds, Scientists Say

"That's like setting three small cars on top of the jaws of a T. rex — that's basically what was pushing down," a researcher says. Humans bite with a measly 200 pounds of force.

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Tyrannosaurus Rex's Bite Force Measured 8,000 Pounds, Scientists Say

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Audiobooks are the fastest growing segment of the publishing industry, while podcasts are also finding new audiences. One science fiction publisher is experimenting with a new path to the market. Chelsea Beck/NPR hide caption

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A Publisher Tries Podcasts As A Gateway To Audiobooks

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Reed is honored at Jupiter Middle School of Technology's Honor Roll Breakfast in Jupiter, Fla. Reed was among about 80 students who received a special honor for getting straight A's. Zak Bennett for NPR hide caption

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For Families With Special Needs, Vouchers Bring Choices, Not Guarantees

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National Security

H.R. McMaster's Dilemma

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H.R. McMaster's Dilemma

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Governor Terry Branstad signs a bill in Cumming, Iowa on May 9th. He's awaiting Senate confirmation to be the next ambassador to China. Clay Masters/Iowa Public Radio hide caption

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Nation's Longest-Serving Governor Set To Become Top Diplomat In Beijing

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