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    • Scientists Identify Four Personality Types

    • By: Ben Guarino
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 7 mins
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    Personality tests are hugely popular, though if you ask working psychologists, they’ll tell you the results are little better than astrological signs. But a new study, based on huge sets of personality data representing 1.5 million people, has persuaded one of the staunchest critics of personality tests to conclude that maybe distinct personality types exist, after all.

    "Scientists Identify Four Personality Types" is from the September 17, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Ben Guarino and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • New Dwarf Planet Spotted at the Very Fringe of Our Solar System

    • By: Ben Guarino
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    • Length: 4 mins
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    A previously unknown dwarf planet circles through the far reaches of our solar system, the International Astronomical Union’s Minor Planet Center announced Tuesday. Officially designated 2015 TG387, the small and spherical object is probably a ball of ice. Astronomers first observed the dwarf planet on Oct. 13, 2015, from the Subaru telescope at Hawaii’s Mauna Kea Observatories. Embracing the near-Halloween October spirit — and for want of something pronounceable — its discoverers nicknamed 2015 TG387 “the Goblin.”

    "New Dwarf Planet Spotted at the Very Fringe of Our Solar System" is from the October 02, 2018 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Ben Guarino and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • How Did Whales Get So Big? Paleontologists Say They've Figured It Out.

    • By: Ben Guarino
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    Blue whales are the most massive animals to exist in the history of animals. Dreadnoughtus and those other thundering, 60-ton dinosaurs? Bantamweights next to one of today's 100-ton Balaenoptera musculus.

    "How Did Whales Get So Big? Paleontologists Say They've Figured It Out." is from the May 24, 2017 Health & Science section of The Washington Post. It was written by Ben Guarino and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Jagged Ice Spikes Cover Jupiter’s Moon Europa, Study Suggests

    • By: Ben Guarino
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    Few moons in the solar system are as intriguing as Jupiter’s moon Europa. A global ocean of salt water almost certainly surrounds the moon — and it holds more water than any ocean on Earth. Above this immense sea, where surface temperatures dip to minus 300 degrees Fahrenheit, a crust of water ice forms a shell. Astronomers predict that Jupiter, which bombards the moon with intense radiation, causes the entire moon to groan with gravity’s tug. Europa’s liquid water is a tempting target for future missions looking for possible alien microbes.

    "Jagged Ice Spikes Cover Jupiter’s Moon Europa, Study Suggests" is from the October 08, 2018 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Ben Guarino and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Cosmic Rays Reveal Mysterious Void in Egypt's Great Pyramid

    • By: Ben Guarino
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    Now, by monitoring the cosmic rain on Egypt's Great Pyramid, an international research team has detected a large void hidden within 4,500-year-old stone structure.

    "Cosmic Rays Reveal Mysterious Void in Egypt's Great Pyramid" is from the November 02, 2017 Science section of The Washington Post. It was written by Ben Guarino and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Archaeologists Say They Have Found a Cave That Once Held Dead Sea Scrolls, a First in 60 Years

    • By: Ben Guarino
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Mostly written in Hebrew, although a few were in Aramaic and Greek, the scrolls’ text dated back roughly 2,000 years.

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    • He Broke Ground in Stem-Cell Research. Now He's Running for Congress.

    • By: Ben Guarino 
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Stem-cell researcher Hans Keirstead, 50, announced last week that he will try to unseat California’s Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R). Keirstead, a Democrat with a PhD in neuroscience from the University of British Columbia, was a professor at the University of California at Irvine before launching and selling several biotech companies.

    "He Broke Ground in Stem-Cell Research. Now He's Running for Congress." is from the June 20, 2017 Speaking of Science section of The Washington Post. It was written by Ben Guarino  and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • People Buried at Stonehenge 5,000 Years Ago Came from Far Away, Study Finds

    • By: Ben Guarino
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 6 mins
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    The mysterious assemblage of 25-ton rocks at Stonehenge usually steals the show. But the ground beneath the stones holds secrets, too — 5,000 years ago, this patch of land in Wiltshire, in southern England, was a burial place. And some of the ancient human remains found at Stonehenge have unusually distant origins, according to a new archaeological study of cremated bones published Thursday in the journal Scientific Reports.

    "People Buried at Stonehenge 5,000 Years Ago Came from Far Away, Study Finds" is from the August 02, 2018 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Ben Guarino and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • Three Americans Win Nobel Prize in Physics for Gravitational Wave Discovery

    • By: Ben Guarino
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 8 mins
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    Rainer Weiss, Barry C. Barish and Kip S. Thorne have won the 2017 Nobel Prize in physics. The three Americans are members of the LIGO-Virgo detector collaboration that discovered gravitational waves. The prize was awarded “for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves,” the committee said in a news release.

    "Three Americans Win Nobel Prize in Physics for Gravitational Wave Discovery" is from the October 03, 2017 Science section of The Washington Post. It was written by Ben Guarino and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Love the Smell of Spring? Here's Where the Season's Odors Come From.

    • By: Ben Guarino
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 3 mins
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    Trust your nose. Although smell has had a long reputation as the “ugly duckling” sense compared with vision and hearing, as one olfaction expert recently told The Washington Post, a new scientific review argues that our noses are finer instruments than you might think. It's a myth that humans don't have a keen sense of smell.

    "Love the Smell of Spring? Here's Where the Season's Odors Come From." is from the May 17, 2017 Health & Sicence section of The Washington Post. It was written by Ben Guarino and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Your Brain Can Form New Memories While You Are Asleep, Neuroscientists Show

    • By: Ben Guarino 
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    A sleeping brain can form fresh memories, according to a team of neuroscientists. The researchers played complex sounds to people while they were sleeping, and afterward the sleepers could recognize those sounds when they were awake.

    "Your Brain Can Form New Memories While You Are Asleep, Neuroscientists Show" is from the August 08, 2017 Speaking of Science section of The Washington Post. It was written by Ben Guarino  and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Scientists Detect Gravitational Waves From a New Kind of Nova, Sparking a New Era in Astronomy

    • By: Sarah Kaplan, Ben Guarino
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 11 mins
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    Some 130 million years ago, in a galaxy far away, the smoldering cores of two collapsed stars smashed into each other. The resulting explosion sent a burst of gamma rays streaming through space and rippled the very fabric of the universe.

    "Scientists Detect Gravitational Waves From a New Kind of Nova, Sparking a New Era in Astronomy" is from the October 16, 2017 Science section of The Washington Post. It was written by Sarah Kaplan and Ben Guarino and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • The Tea Plant Has a Whopper Genome, Four Times That of Coffee, Scientists Find

    • By: Ben Guarino
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    • Length: 4 mins
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    From a single species of plant comes many teas. The tea tree, a shrub called Camellia sinensis, produces white, green, black and oolong teas. The tea's destiny is a matter of variables. The final drink reflects the tea cultivar, the growing environment and how the leaves are processed — dried, crushed, steamed, blended. Farmers pluck “baby” leaves, as one Snapple commercial put it in the mid-2000s, to begin making white tea.

    "The Tea Plant Has a Whopper Genome, Four Times That of Coffee, Scientists Find" is from the May 02, 2017 Health & Science section of The Washington Post. It was written by Ben Guarino and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • 'Like It's Been Nuked': Millions of Bees Dead after South Carolina Sprays for Zika Mosquitoes

    • By: Ben Guarino
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    "'Like It's Been Nuked': Millions of Bees Dead after South Carolina Sprays for Zika Mosquitoes" is from the September 01, 2016 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Ben Guarino and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Your Sense of Smell Is More Powerful Than You Think

    • By: Ben Guarino
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 7 mins
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    Humans have a centuries-old reputation as poor smellers. Though we can see more colors than the average mammal, our noses are simply no match for the questing snouts of rabbits and hounds. Sure, the aromas of coffee and pie are great. But intelligent humans outgrew the need to sniff our way through life. Or so the thinking went.

    "Your Sense of Smell Is More Powerful Than You Think" is from the May 11, 2017 Health & Science section of The Washington Post. It was written by Ben Guarino and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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    • Dinosaurs Would Have Survived if Asteroid Hit Earth Elsewhere, Scientists Claim

    • By: Ben Guarino
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    In a paper published Thursday in the journal Scientific Reports, a pair of researchers calculated the K-Pg extinction asteroid had little more than a 1-in-10 chance of triggering a mass extinction when it smacked into Earth.

    "Dinosaurs Would Have Survived if Asteroid Hit Earth Elsewhere, Scientists Claim" is from the November 09, 2017 U.S. section of The Washington Post. It was written by Ben Guarino and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Naked Mole-Rats Are Now Even Weirder: Without Oxygen, They Live Like Plants

    • By: Ben Guarino
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
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    Naked mole-rats are marvelous and bizarre rodents, arguably the world's weirdest mammals. The East African critters do not get tumors. They're immune to types of chronic pain and the irritant in chili peppers. They live like social insects, in 300-strong underground colonies where a mole-rat queen gives birth to worker children (the offspring themselves will never bear young).

    "Naked Mole-Rats Are Now Even Weirder: Without Oxygen, They Live Like Plants" is from the April 20, 2017 Health & Science section of The Washington Post. It was written by Ben Guarino  and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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    • University to Buy $1 Million Football Scoreboard with Thrifty Librarian's Money, Outraging Critics

    • By: Ben Guarino
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
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    Robert Morin had his quirks: a regular breakfast of Fritos and a Coke; a refusal to give up on the 1992 Plymouth that he drove to his job as a library cataloger; the 18-year span, from 1979 to 1997, during which he watched more than 22,000 movies — an average of about three a day.

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    • A Fantastic Find': Mars Hides Thick Sheets of Ice Just Below the Surface

    • By: Ben Guarino
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
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    The slope rises as high as London's Big Ben tower. Beneath its ruddy layer of dirt is a sheet of ice 300 feet thick that gives the landscape a blue-black hue. If such a scene sounds otherworldly, it is. To visit it, you'll have to travel to Mars.

    "A Fantastic Find': Mars Hides Thick Sheets of Ice Just Below the Surface" is from the January 11, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Ben Guarino and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • This Visitor From Beyond Our Solar System Will be Probed for Signs of Life

    • By: Ben Guarino
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    Our solar system has a visitor. It's cylindrical, dark and reddish, a quarter-mile long. The object won't be staying. This fall, astronomers announced that the thing came blazing into our neck of the galaxy at speeds of up to 196,000 mph. It is now headed away as quickly as it came.

    "This Visitor From Beyond Our Solar System Will be Probed for Signs of Life" is from the December 12, 2017 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Ben Guarino and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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