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Scientists Study Human Cancer Genes In Plants

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Emissions rise from the Duke Energy coal-fired Asheville Power Plant ahead of Hurricane Florence in Arden, N.C., in September 2018. Regulators are supposed to make sure Duke Energy delivers reliable power at the lowest possible cost — and that's always been interpreted as cost to the consumer, not cost to the environment. Charles Mostoller/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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North Carolina Tries To Clean Up Its Electricity

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This graphic shows the path of Tuesday's solar eclipse and how much you can see from different places. The yellow band represents the path of totality, or the areas in which a total eclipse will be visible. Other areas will be able to see a partial solar eclipse. Michael Zeiler, greatamericaneclipse.com hide caption

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How Private Prisons Affect Sentencing

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Researchers trained Zola the seal to "sing" the Star Wars theme song. Courtesy of Amanda Stansbury hide caption

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A New Hope: Seal Learns To Sing Star Wars Theme

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Chris Marshall has organized pop-up Sans Bars in New York, Washington, D.C., and Anchorage, Alaska. And he has expanded into permanent spaces in Kansas City, Mo., and western Massachusetts. Julia Robinson for NPR hide caption

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Breaking The Booze Habit, Even Briefly, Has Its Benefits

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Is Technology Turning Us Into Horned Monsters? Not Exactly

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CRISPR technology already allows scientists to make very precise modifications to DNA, and it could revolutionize how doctors prevent and treat many diseases. But using it to create gene-edited babies is still widely considered unethical. Gregor Fischer/picture alliance via Getty Images hide caption

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A Russian Biologist Wants To Create More Gene-Edited Babies

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