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How Private Prisons Affect Sentencing

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Researchers trained Zola the seal to "sing" the Star Wars theme song. Courtesy of Amanda Stansbury hide caption

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A New Hope: Seal Learns To Sing Star Wars Theme

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Chris Marshall has organized pop-up Sans Bars in New York, Washington, D.C., and Anchorage, Alaska. And he has expanded into permanent spaces in Kansas City, Mo., and western Massachusetts. Julia Robinson for NPR hide caption

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Breaking The Booze Habit, Even Briefly, Has Its Benefits

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CRISPR technology already allows scientists to make very precise modifications to DNA, and it could revolutionize how doctors prevent and treat many diseases. But using it to create gene-edited babies is still widely considered unethical. Gregor Fischer/picture alliance via Getty Images hide caption

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A Russian Biologist Wants To Create More Gene-Edited Babies

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Researchers dropped more than 17,000 wallets with varying amounts of money in countries around the world. Here, an example of the wallets that held the most money. Christian Zünd hide caption

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What Dropping 17,000 Wallets Around The Globe Can Teach Us About Honesty

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There's More To Look Forward To After Peaking Professionally

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This oblique view of the Himalayan landscape was captured by a KH-9 Hexagon satellite on Dec. 20, 1975, on the border between eastern Nepal and Sikkim, India. Josh Maurer/LDEO hide caption

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I Spy, Via Spy Satellite: Melting Himalayan Glaciers

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Boaty McBoatface, an autonomous submarine vehicle, had a successful first mission taking measurements deep in the Southern Ocean. Povl Abrahamsen, British Antarctic Survey hide caption

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Scientists Explain Puppy Dog Eyes

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Geriatrics is a specialty that should adapt and change with each patient, says physician and author Louise Aronson. "I need to be a different sort of doctor for people at different ages and phases of old age." Robert Lang Photography/Getty Images hide caption

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A Clearer Map For Aging: 'Elderhood' Shows How Geriatricians Help Seniors Thrive

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Scientists exhumed 10 wooden braziers from eight tombs at the ancient Jirzankal Cemetery in what is now western China. Many of the braziers held stones that were apparently heated and used to burn cannabis plants. Xinhua Wu/Science Advances hide caption

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Researchers May Have Found A Way To Improve Black Men's Life Expectancy

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