July 22, 2014 09:34 UTC

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Audio NASA to Discover Life in Outer Space

NASA scientists say they are closer than ever to finding life beyond Earth. That search is centered mostly on Mars and the icy moons of Jupiter and Saturn. But the scientists are looking for life outside the solar system. More


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Audio How to Survive the Heat

Floods, storms and other natural events kill thousands of people every year. So does extreme heat. In fact, heat may be nature’s deadliest killer. | Science in the News More


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Farmers use products like weather-tracking technology to make planting decisions.
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Video High Technology Can Aid Agriculture

Farmers use products like weather-tracking technology to make planting decisions.
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Video Production of a Famous Indian Car Ends

The Ambassador automobile is the most famous and longest-made Indian car. Hindustan Motors sold the first in 1958.
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Video The Only State-run Bank in the US Has Record Profits

The Bank of North Dakota is the nation’s only state-operated bank. In recent years, the state has experienced economic development tied to the oil industry. And the bank has become important to development in the area.
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Video Questions About China’s College Entrance Exams Could Lead to Changes

Every year, millions of Chinese students take competitive college entrance examinations. But reports of corruption and the difference between urban and rural schools have some experts considering ways to make the process fairer.
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Video Abuse of Alcohol Can Lead to Disease, Death

The World Health Organization says alcohol abuse kills 3.3 million people each year.

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