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An Accident On The Moon, Young Lawyers To The Rescue

An annual space law moot court competition imagines a future legal case set in space, where issues of liability and sovereignty can get extra complicated.Stocktrek Images/Getty Imageshide caption

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An Accident On The Moon, Young Lawyers To The Rescue

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Gassy Cows Warm The Planet. Scientists Think They Know How To Squelch Those Belches

Researchers have won a prize for discovering that a cow's genetics determine which microbes populate its gut. Some of those microbes produce the greenhouse gas methane that comes out of cow belches and farts and ends up in the atmosphere.Charlie Litchfield/APhide caption

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Arkansas Defies Monsanto, Moves To Ban Rogue Weedkiller

David Wildy, a prominent Arkansas farmer, in a field of soybeans that were damaged by dicamba. He says that "farmers need this technology. But right is right and wrong is wrong. And when you let a technology, a pesticide or whatever, get on your neighbor, it's not right. We can't do that."Dan Charles/NPRhide caption

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Arkansas Defies Monsanto, Moves To Ban Rogue Weedkiller

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How Prepared Is The U.S. For Earthquakes?

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Shellfish Surprise: Common 'Herbivore' Dinosaur Found To Snack On Crustaceans

A duck-billed dinosaur skeleton, which the researchers think ate crustaceans, on display in 2009 at the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.Ethan Miller/Getty Imageshide caption

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Mexico City Doomed By Its Geology To More Earthquakes

Rescue workers search for earthquake survivors in Mexico City on Wednesday.Miguel Tovar/APhide caption

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Mexico City Doomed By Its Geology To More Earthquakes

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Editing Embryo DNA Yields Clues About Early Human Development

Kathy Niakan, a developmental biologist at the Francis Crick Institute in London, used the CRISPR gene editing technique to find out how a gene affects the growth of human embryos.Courtesy of The Francis Crick Institutehide caption

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Editing Embryo DNA Yields Clues About Early Human Development

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Bemoaning Budget Cuts, Health Care Navigators Say Feds Don't Get It

Affordable Care Act navigators helped guide those looking for insurance during an enrollment event at San Antonio's Southwest General Hospital last year. Beyond helping with initial enrollment, navigators often follow up with help later, as an applicant's income or job status changes.Eric Gay/APhide caption

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Once Teased For Her Love Of Bugs, 8-Year-Old Co-Authors Scientific Paper

Sophia Spencer and Morgan Jackson co-wrote a scientific paper on Twitter, entomology and women in science, after a tweet about Sophia's love for bugs went viral.Courtesy of Nicole Spencerhide caption

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Once Teased For Her Love Of Bugs, 8-Year-Old Co-Authors Scientific Paper

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The Science And Art Of Mapping Animal Movements

A map in Where the Animals Go shows how baboons move near the Mpala Research Centre in Kenya, as tracked by anthropologist Margaret Crofoot and her colleagues in 2012.Margaret Crofoot, University of California, Davis; Damien Farine, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology /Courtesy of Oliver Ubertihide caption

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Guess What's Showing Up In Our Shellfish? One Word: Plastics

Oysters, shown out of their shell, collect tiny plastic particles while in the water. These microplastics can eventually make their way into your dinner.Ken Christensen/KCTS Televisionhide caption

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