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The collision of two neutron stars, seen in an artist's rendering, created both gravitational waves and gamma rays. Researchers used those signals to locate the event with optical telescopes. Robin Dienel/Carnegie Institution for Science hide caption

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Astronomers Strike Gravitational Gold In Colliding Neutron Stars

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She's not tuning in, she's tuning inward — letting go of stress, or at least trying to, with a mindfulness app on her phone. Photo Illustration by Carolyn Rogers/NPR hide caption

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Mindfulness Apps Aim To Help People Disconnect From Stress

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Tape worm pills were once advertised as a way to stay thin. Courtesy of Workman Publishing hide caption

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'Quackery' Chronicles How Our Love Of Miracle Cures Leads Us Astray

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The post-fire entryway of the Anova school, which was located in Santa Rosa's Luther Burbank Center for the Arts. Adam Grossberg/KQED hide caption

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Snails Senda (left), Jara, Tomeau, Jeremy and Indi hang out together at the University of Nottingham's labs. Jeremy was the lab's original sinistral snail; the others are his "Spanish pals," as scientist Angus Davison puts it. Angus Davison/University of Nottingham hide caption

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Joseph Lister directing the use of carbolic acid spray in one of his earliest antiseptic surgical operations, circa 1865. Bettmann Archive hide caption

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'The Butchering Art': How A 19th Century Physician Made Surgery Safer

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Brent Henderson harvests soybeans on his farm near Weona, Ark. "If it's going to be legal to use and neighbors are planting it, I'm going to have to plant [dicamba-tolerant soybeans] to protect myself," he says. "It's very annoying. ... My neighbor should not dictate what I do on my farm." Dan Charles/NPR hide caption

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Cal Fire firefighter Trevor Smith battles the Tubbs Fire near Calistoga, Calif., on Thursday. Wildfires in Northern California have killed dozens of people and destroyed thousands of homes and businesses. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Elizabeth Loftus: How Can Our Memories Be Manipulated?

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The sky over Santa Rosa, Calif., on Monday. Lesley McClurg/KQED hide caption

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This Week's Air Quality Is Worst On Record For San Francisco Bay Area

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The Mechanics Behind Yellowstone's Old Faithful

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A panel of experts has recommended that the Food and Drug Administration approve a treatment developed by Spark Therapeutics for a rare form of blindness. Spark Therapeutics hide caption

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FDA Panel Endorses Gene Therapy For A Form Of Childhood Blindness

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The Coming Sewer Gold Rush

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