International Eel Smuggling Scheme Centers On Maine

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Cloud eggs: It's not just Instagrammers who find them pretty. Chefs of the 17th century whipped them up, too. Then, as now, they were meant to impress. Maria Godoy/NPR hide caption

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Cloud Eggs: The Latest Instagram Food Fad Is Actually Centuries Old

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Cabinet-card portrait of brain-injury survivor Phineas Gage (1823–1860), shown holding the tamping iron which injured him. Wikimedia hide caption

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Why Brain Scientists Are Still Obsessed With The Curious Case Of Phineas Gage

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A ladybug unfolds its wings. Scientists have had trouble figuring out how ladybugs fold their wings back up — but a team in Japan found a way to see the process. University of Tokyo/PNAS hide caption

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A scientist holds a bioprosthetic mouse ovary made of gelatin with tweezers. Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine hide caption

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Scientists One Step Closer To 3-D-Printed Ovaries To Treat Infertility

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A flag bearing the company logo of Royal Dutch Shell flies outside the energy giant's head office in The Hague, Netherlands, in 2014. Peter Dejong/AP hide caption

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Energy Companies Urge Trump To Remain In Paris Climate Agreement

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A plasticine caterpillar glistens with moisture while awaiting potential predator attacks in the forest of Tai Po Kau, Hong Kong. Chung Yun Tak/Science hide caption

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Scientists Glued Fake Caterpillars On Plants Worldwide. Here's What Happened

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The Agriculture Department established research centers in 2014 to translate climate science into real-world ideas to help farmers and ranchers adapt to a hotter climate. But a tone of skepticism about climate change from the Trump administration has some farmers worried that this research they rely on may now be in jeopardy. Luke Runyon/Harvest Public Media hide caption

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Workers prepare to release thousands of fingerling Chinook salmon into the Mare Island Strait in Vallejo, Calif., in 2014. A new report names climate change, dams and agriculture as the major threats to the prized and iconic fish, which is still the core of the state's robust fishing industry. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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An orangutan mother and her 11-month old infant in Borneo. Orangutans breast-feed offspring off and on for up to eight years. Tim Laman/Science Advances hide caption

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Orangutan Moms Are The Primate Champs Of Breast-Feeding

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Total Failure: When The Space Shuttle Didn't Come Home

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Tyrannosaurus rex jaws generated 8,000-pound bite forces and let the creature eat everything from duck-billed dinosaurs to triceratops. Scientific Reports hide caption

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Tyrannosaurus Rex's Bite Force Measured 8,000 Pounds, Scientists Say

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Advice For Your Dinner Party Stories: Keep It Familiar

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The Three Mile Island nuclear power plant, in Londenderry Township, Pa., was the site of a partial meltdown in 1979. The plant, with its one still-functioning reactor, is having trouble selling its power because it's more expensive than other resources, including natural gas. John S. Zeedick/AP hide caption

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Struggling Nuclear Industry Lobbies State Governments For Help

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A test strip designed to help doctors check a patient's urine for fentanyl is being distributed in the Bronx to encourage users of heroin or other opioids to check what's in their syringe before they inject. Mary Harris/WNYC hide caption

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An Experiment Helps Heroin Users Test Their Street Drugs For Fentanyl

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There are many reasons someone could end up having a lapse in health insurance. They might need to move closer to a caregiver or treatment center, for example, and consequently have to quit their job — and lose their insurance. Portra Images/Getty Images hide caption

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Psychologist Phil Tetlock thinks the parable of the fox and the hedgehog represents two different cognitive styles. "The hedgehogs are more the big idea people, more decisive," while the foxes are more accepting of nuance, more open to using different approaches with different problems. Renee Klahr hide caption

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