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Researchers Study Sugar's Effect On Bees

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Rats are great at remembering where they last sniffed the strawberries. Alexey Krasaven/Flickr hide caption

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Rats That Reminisce May Lead To Better Tests For Alzheimer's Drugs

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An illustration of Rosetta just before Friday's expected landing on the comet known as 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The final approach aims to be only at "walking speed," mission specialists say, but that's enough to tip the antenna away from Earth. ATG medialab/ESA hide caption

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Scientists To Bid A Bittersweet Farewell To Rosetta, The Comet Chaser

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A multi-million dollar effort to produce a test to guide treatment for a potentially lethal skin cancer recently fell apart after the scientific investigator discovered that the commercial antibodies he was using were unreliable. Cultura RM Exclusive/Peter Mulle/Getty Images hide caption

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A new study out of Yale found that pre-K teachers, white and black alike, spend more time watching black boys, expecting trouble. LA Johnson/NPR hide caption

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Bias Isn't Just A Police Problem, It's A Preschool Problem

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New York Fertility Doctor Says He Created Baby With 3 Genetic Parents

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Chill Out: Stress Can Override Benefits Of Healthful Eating

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Researchers at MIT found that many hybrid and battery-operated cars already meet the global emissions goals for 2030. Andrea Kissack/NPR hide caption

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It May Not Cost You More To Drive Home In A Climate-Friendly Car

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Research Explains The Bias Behind Slow-Motion Video Replay

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Dr. Harry Selker, a cardiologist, works on collaborations to improve delivery of medical care. M. Scott Brauer for NPR hide caption

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This Doctor Is Trying To Stop Heart Attacks In Their Tracks

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Are We Reaching The End Of The Trend For Longer, Healthier Lives?

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Corn rootworm beetle larvae feed on maize root and seed. Nigel Cattlin/Science Source hide caption

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As a GMO Pillar Wobbles, Biotech Companies Promise New Insect-Killing Genes

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