Looking Back At The Most Powerful Earthquake Ever To Strike North America

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"It's not just about making one German astronaut happy with fresh bread," Marcu explains. "There's really a deeper meaning to bread in space." Above, a photo illustration of bread in space. NASA/ Bake in Space GmbH hide caption

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Flight engineer Kate Rubins checks out the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module, which is attached to the International Space Station. NASA hide caption

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After A Year In Space, The Air Hasn't Gone Out Of NASA's Inflated Module

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A growing number of pediatric sports medicine groups warn that when a child focuses on a single sport before age 15 or 16, they increase their risk of injury and burnout — and don't boost their overall success in that sport. Hero Images/Getty Images hide caption

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Student Athletes Who Specialize Early Are Injured More Often, Study Finds

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Hidden Brain: How Cigarette Taxes Affect Food Buying

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Mary Anderson's illustration of her 1903 patented "window cleaning device." The United States Patent and Trademark Office hide caption

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Alabama Woman Stuck In NYC Traffic In 1902 Invented The Windshield Wiper

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Inside The Global Seed Vault, Where The History And Future Of Agriculture Is Stored

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Professional fighter Gina Mazany practices during a training session at Xtreme Couture Mixed Martial Arts in Las Vegas. She well remembers her first concussion — which came in her first fight. "I was throwing up that night," Mazany says. Bridget Bennett for NPR hide caption

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Female Athletes Are Closing The Gender Gap When It Comes To Concussions

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When it comes to convincing climate change deniers, Al Gore says, "Mother Nature is more persuasive than the scientific community." Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Despite Climate Change Setbacks, Al Gore 'Comes Down On The Side Of Hope'

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Researchers Map More Of The Ocean Floor In Search For Missing Plane

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As the drought has extended into yet another rainy season, some herders walk for hours to get to this dam. Eyder Peralta/NPR hide caption

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As The Climate Changes, Kenyan Herders Find Centuries-Old Way Of Life In Danger

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The microneedle patches developed at Georgia Institute of Technology's Laboratory for Drug Delivery each contain an array of needles less than a millimeter long. Courtesy of Georgia Institute of Technology hide caption

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An empty coffee mug, left forlorn on the table. Federal regulators found that "New of Kopi Jantan Tradisional Natural Herbs Coffee" had an ingredient similar to the active ingredient in Viagra. Ezra Bailey/Getty Images hide caption

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