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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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Curious George — who was originally named Fifi — turns 75 this year. Despite some dated themes (we're looking at you, Man with the Yellow Hat) George is now a multimillion-dollar franchise. Margaret Rey says she and her husband had no idea what Curious George would become. "We loved monkeys and just wrote a book about a monkey," she said. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt hide caption

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Curious George Celebrates 75 Years Of Monkey Business

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Backers of California's Proposition 56 hope to hit people hard enough in the wallet that they quit smoking. Paul Sancya/AP hide caption

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Would California's Proposed Tobacco Tax Hike Reduce Smoking?

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Republicans Say Obama Administration Is Giving Away The Internet

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A protester demonstrates against the death of Keith Scott in front of police in Charlotte, N.C., on Wednesday. Brian Blanco/Getty Images hide caption

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Police Reform Is Happening, But It's Hard To Track

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North Carolina voters (from left: David Cuthbert, Kristine Martin and Jack Lawrence) and members of the The Heart congregation, a church in Boone, N.C., all described their Christian beliefs as central to their lives. Tom Gjelten/NPR hide caption

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Religious Voters May Lean Republican, But Feel Conflicted About The Candidates

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Self-driving Uber vehicles are lined up to take journalists on rides during a media preview at the company's Advanced Technologies Center in Pittsburgh earlier this month. Gene J. Puskar/AP hide caption

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Regulating Self-Driving Cars For Safety Even Before They're Built

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A police officer looks at evidence at the scene of a fatal shooting on Aug. 6 in the University Village neighborhood of Chicago. Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty Images hide caption

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Study: Violent Crime And Murders Slightly On The Rise This Year In Largest Cities

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About 5,000 people have entered the lottery for the proposed Willie B. Kennedy development in San Francisco's Western Addition neighborhood. Courtesy of Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corp. hide caption

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How 'Equal Access' Is Helping Drive Black Renters Out Of Their Neighborhood

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Jose Vazquez holds a book he found during the D.C. Public Library's banned book scavenger hunt. Jose Vazquez hide caption

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In Banned Books Scavenger Hunt, The Prize Is Literary 'Smut'

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Bureau of Land Management Ranger Shane Nalen stands on public land that he patrols outside of Las Vegas, Nev. Kirk Siegler/NPR hide caption

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Federal Officers Face Hostility Amid Tension Over Control Of Federal Lands

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Keith Cole is one of the Texas inmates in the federal lawsuit challenging extreme heat in Texas prisons. John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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Texas Prisoners Sue Over 'Cruel' Conditions, Citing Extreme Heat

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Evacuees sleep in cots on Aug. 19 at the shelter set up at the River Center arena in Baton Rouge, La., as the area deals with the record flooding. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Louisiana Kids Return To School, A Bubble Of Normalcy After Massive Floods

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Associate professor William Ristenpart talks with Sabrina Perell, a community regional development major, and Kyle Phan, an undeclared major, about the taste of their brew during the Design of Coffee class last October at UC Davis. Students learn the science of coffee, from roasting to brewing. Gregory Urquiaga/UC Davis hide caption

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STEM To Steam: How Coffee Is Perking Up Engineering Education

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A student receives her afternoon snack at Kingsley Elementary School in Los Angeles. Many of the students at the school in a low-income neighborhood of Los Angeles eat breakfast and lunch provided by the school. Jae C. Hong/AP hide caption

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Number Of Hungry U.S. Kids Drops To Lowest Level Since Before Great Recession

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