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Success! A final flawless burn. Rosetta now in tandem with its comet

Look here for a fascinating history in pictures and words of the Rosetta spacecraft’s historic approach to Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko.<p><b>UPDATE:</b> …

Fukushima Monkeys Have Fewer Blood Cells Than Monkeys Elsewhere, Study Finds

But, as with many nuclear-disaster health studies, the findings, and what they mean, are controversial.<p>Following the meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, monkeys living in nearby forests have been found to have lowered blood cell counts, according to a new study. What that means …

Smart Seatbelts Detect Drowsy Drivers

No more sleeping at the wheel. Hopefully.<p>What if your car could sense when you were falling asleep behind the wheel, and wake you up before you caused an accident? That's the notion around a sensor device being developed by Harken, a public-private European consortium.<p>According to Harken materials, …

Feeling powerful increases how much time you think you have

A new study titled "Power and Time Availability" by the University of California Berkeley has found that the more power you possess, the more time you feel like you have at your disposal. The study asked a few hundred people, some primed as "bosses," and others as "employees," to fill out surveys …

Elephants Have 2,000 Genes for Smell—Most Ever Found

Tropical Fish Cause Trouble as Climate Change Drives Them Toward the Poles

Newly arrived species mow down vegetation and upend local communities.<p>Marine ecologist Adriana Vergés emerged from a scuba dive in Tosa Bay off the coast of southern Japan last week and was amazed at what she'd seen: A once lush kelp forest had been stripped bare and replaced by coral.<p>The bay is …

Aquaculture

Keep Calm: The Truth About The Huge Solar Flare That Just Missed Earth

Last night, a friend asked me if I had written about the huge solar flare that nearly converted all of us to an Amish lifestyle. It was a story I was familiar with, but I thought it was old news. After all, the huge Coronal Mass Ejection that could have wreaked havoc on our electric grid and other …

The Next Tuna You Eat Could Have A Mackerel Momma

A marine scientist plans to use mackerel as surrogate parents for Pacific bluefin tuna<p>If you're not worried about a future without toro sushi or rare tuna steaks, you probably should be. Five of the eight species of this tasty marine predator are endangered, according to the International Union for …

Embracing Atheism After A Wild Journey To Find God

Author Barbara Ehrenreich is known for her work on poverty and other social issues. But her latest book, <i>Living with a Wild God,</i> reveals how she became an atheist.<p>Transcript<p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:<p>I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. If you're interested in issues like income …