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    • These Bionic Spinach Plants Can Sniff Out Bombs

    • By: Sarah Kaplan
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 4 mins
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    MIT researchers have engineered a bionic plant that can detect explosives and send a warning signal—without wires!—to scientists nearby.

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    • Neil Degrasse Tyson Under Investigation After Accusations of Sexual Misconduct

    • By: Sarah Kaplan, Ben Guarino
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    Days after multiple women accused Neil deGrasse Tyson of sexual harassment and assault, Fox Entertainment Group and the producers of the television series “Cosmos” said they were investigating the celebrity astrophysicist.

    "Neil Degrasse Tyson Under Investigation After Accusations of Sexual Misconduct" is from the December 01, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Sarah Kaplan and Ben Guarino and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Why Are People Still Racist? What Science Says About America's Race Problem.

    • By: William Wan, Sarah Kaplan
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Torch-bearing white supremacists shouting racist and anti-Semitic slogans. Protesters and counter protesters colliding with violence and chaos. A car driven by a known Nazi sympathizer mowing down a crowd of activists.

    "Why Are People Still Racist? What Science Says About America's Race Problem." is from the August 14, 2017 Speaking of Science section of The Washington Post. It was written by William Wan and Sarah Kaplan and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • A Turkish Court Appointed Five 'Lord of the Rings' Experts to Figure out Whether This Gollum Meme Is Offensive

    • By: Sarah Kaplan
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    "A Turkish Court Appointed Five 'Lord of the Rings' Experts to Figure out Whether This Gollum Meme Is Offensive" is from the Wild Card section of The Washington Post. It was written by Sarah Kaplan and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Two Minutes Playing This Video Game Could Help Scientists Fight Alzheimer's

    • By: Sarah Kaplan
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    "Two Minutes Playing This Video Game Could Help Scientists Fight Alzheimer's" is from the May 07, 2016 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Sarah Kaplan and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Mom Was a Neanderthal. Dad Was Something Else Entirely. Meet the Strangest Hybrid in Human History.

    • By: Sarah Kaplan
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    From fragments of DNA in a 90,000-year-old finger bone, scientists have identified a fascinating new character in the story of our evolution: the first-known offspring of parents from two different branches of the human family tree.

    "Mom Was a Neanderthal. Dad Was Something Else Entirely. Meet the Strangest Hybrid in Human History." is from the August 22, 2018 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Sarah Kaplan and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • The Woman Who Wrote 31,014 Amazon Book Reviews and Upended the Internet, Dead at 63

    • By: Sarah Kaplan
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 7 mins
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    "The Woman Who Wrote 31,014 Amazon Book Reviews and Upended the Internet, Dead at 63" is from the October 30, 2015 Top Stories section of The Washington Post. It was written by Sarah Kaplan and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • As Hawaii’s Kilauea Erupts, Volcanologists Swarm: ‘I Expect Great Science from This Event’

    • By: Scott Wilson, Sarah Kaplan
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 7 mins
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    PAHOA, HAWAII — Through the laze and vog, Kilauea is giving up some of its secrets.

    "As Hawaii’s Kilauea Erupts, Volcanologists Swarm: ‘I Expect Great Science from This Event’" is from the May 24, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Scott Wilson and Sarah Kaplan and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • The World Might See a Mass Extinction of Primates if Humans Don’t Act

    • By: Sarah Kaplan
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    In a bleak new study published this week in the journal Science Advances, 31 top primatologists warn that the planet could see a mass extinction of nonhuman primates as a consequence of human activities. Some 60 percent of species are in danger of becoming extinct, the researchers write, and a full 75 percent are in decline. If the effects of habitat loss, hunting and man-made climate change aren't mitigated, they say, our closest animal cousins will start to vanish in the next 25 to 50 years.

    "The World Might See a Mass Extinction of Primates if Humans Don’t Act" is from the January 19, 2017 Speaking of Science section of The Washington Post. It was written by Sarah Kaplan and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Finally Free from Guilt over Challenger Disaster, an Engineer Dies in Peace

    • By: Sarah Kaplan
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 10 mins
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    "Finally Free from Guilt over Challenger Disaster, an Engineer Dies in Peace" is from the March 22, 2016, National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Sarah Kaplan and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • This Is How You Photograph a Million Dead Plants Without Losing Your Mind

    • By: Sarah Kaplan
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
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    Rochelle Safo has spent so long at the digitization belt, she hears it in her dreams: The “click” of the camera, the “beep” of the computer, the “whir” of the belt as it conveys the next specimen beneath the camera's lens.

    Click. Beep. Whir. Click. Beep. Whir.

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    • Science May Have Solved the 150-Year-Old Mystery of a Sunken Civil War Submarine

    • By: Sarah Kaplan
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Cheers erupted when the H.L. Hunley broke the ocean's surface for the first time in more than a century. Since it vanished during a 1864 naval battle, the Confederate submarine had lain on the seafloor off the coast near Charleston, S.C., its heavy iron hull gathering barnacles and rust. In 2000, when the vessel was recovered, scientists and historians expected to be able to solve the mystery of why it sank.

    "Science May Have Solved the 150-Year-Old Mystery of a Sunken Civil War Submarine" is from the August 24, 2017 Speaking of Science section of The Washington Post. It was written by Sarah Kaplan and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • How Long Did It Take for Life to Rebound after the Death of the Dinosaurs?

    • By: Sarah Kaplan
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Scientists working to understand how life rebounded after the K-T extinction found that it took another 4 million years before biodiversity returned to healthy levels in South America — making the recovery period 125 times as long as the actual extinction.

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    • It's Gotten Harder to Lose Weight and Not for the Reasons You Think

    • By: Sarah Kaplan
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    "It's Gotten Harder to Lose Weight and Not for the Reasons You Think" is from the October 02, 2015 Wild Card section of The Washington Post. It was written by Sarah Kaplan and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Ta-Nehisi Coates, Adam Johnson Win National Book Awards

    • By: Sarah Kaplan
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    "Ta-Nehisi Coates, Adam Johnson Win National Book Awards" is from the Top Stories section of The Washington Post. It was written by Sarah Kaplan 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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    • How 'Texas' Became Norwegian for 'Crazy'

    • By: Sarah Kaplan
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 3 mins
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    "How 'Texas' Became Norwegian for 'Crazy'" is from the October 27, 2015 Around the World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Sarah Kaplan and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • This Space Engine Breaks a Law of Physics. But a NASA Test Says It Works Anyway.

    • By: Sarah Kaplan
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    NASA scientists have been daydreaming about a new kind of engine that could carry astronauts to Mars in 70 days without burning any fuel. Now, in a new paper published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Propulsion and Power, they say that it might really work.

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    • Dear Science: How Do I Stop Snoring?

    • By: Rachel Feltman, Sarah Kaplan
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    According to my partner, I snore. A lot. I've never been made aware of this before. Is it possible that I've suddenly started snoring, or just never noticed? How can I make it stop?

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    • How Vera Rubin Changed Science

    • By: Sarah Kaplan
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    Vera Rubin didn't plan to be a pioneering female astronomer. When she was 10, lying awake at her home in Washington, memorizing the paths of the stars outside her window, “I didn't know a single astronomer, male or female,” she once said in an interview. “I didn't think that all astronomers were male, because I didn't know.”

    "How Vera Rubin Changed Science" is from the December 27, 2016 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Sarah Kaplan and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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