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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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    • 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
    • Length: 2 mins
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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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    • New Florida Law Lets Any Resident Challenge What’s Taught in Science Classes

    • By: Sarah Kaplan
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 3 mins
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    A new law signed by Gov. Rick Scott (R) this week and goes into effect Saturday, requires Florida school boards to hire an “unbiased hearing officer” who will handle complaints about instructional materials, such as movies, textbooks and novels, that are used in local schools.

    "New Florida Law Lets Any Resident Challenge What’s Taught in Science Classes" is from the July 01, 2017 Science section of The Washington Post. It was written by Sarah Kaplan and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.

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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • Scientists Create a Part-Human, Part-Pig Embryo — Raising the Possibility of Interspecies Organ Transplants

    • By: Sarah Kaplan
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 9 mins
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    The human-pig hybrid — dubbed a “chimera” for the mythical creature with a lion's head, a goat's body and a serpent's tail — was “highly inefficient,” the researchers cautioned. But it's the most successful human-animal chimera and a significant step toward the development of animal embryos with functioning human organs.

    "Scientists Create a Part-Human, Part-Pig Embryo — Raising the Possibility of Interspecies Organ Transplants" is from the January 26, 2017 Speaking of Science section of The Washington Post. It was written by Sarah Kaplan and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Pluto's Icy Heart May Hide an Underground Ocean

    • By: Sarah Kaplan
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Before the New Horizons flyby, planetary scientist James Keane saw himself as a “Pluto skeptic.”

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    • Pluto Gets a Buddy: A New Dwarf Planet Is Discovered in Our Solar System

    • By: Sarah Kaplan
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 2 mins
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    Out beyond Neptune, past Pluto, through the chaos of the Kuiper belt to a point some 8.5 billion miles from the sun, a new dwarf planet has just joined our solar system.

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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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    • As NASA’s Prized Telescopes Falter, Astronomers Fear Losing Their Eyes in Space

    • By: Sarah Kaplan
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 9 mins
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    America’s Great Observatories — the Hubble, Chandra, Compton and Spitzer space telescopes — have peered into the unknown and made breakthrough discoveries about newborn stars, dark matter and the age of the universe itself.

    "As NASA’s Prized Telescopes Falter, Astronomers Fear Losing Their Eyes in Space" is from the October 18, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Sarah Kaplan and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • A New Definition Would Add 102 Planets to Our Solar System — Including Pluto

    • By: Sarah Kaplan
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 13 mins
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    Is Pluto a planet?

    It's not a question scientists ask in polite company.

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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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    • A Mysterious Mars-Sized Planet May Be Hiding at the Edge of Our Solar System

    • By: Sarah Kaplan 
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 5 mins
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    This is not the proposed “Planet Nine,” a ginormous body that Caltech scientists believe could be tugging at the orbits of the solar system's most distant inhabitants. And it's not Pluto. (Sorry Pluto, you still don't count).

    "A Mysterious Mars-Sized Planet May Be Hiding at the Edge of Our Solar System" is from the June 27, 2017 Speaking of Science section of The Washington Post. It was written by Sarah Kaplan and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • In a Cosmic First, Scientists Detect ‘Ghost Particles’ from a Distant Galaxy

    • By: Sarah Kaplan
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 13 mins
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    When the sun was young and faint and the Earth was barely formed, a gigantic black hole in a distant, brilliant galaxy spat out a powerful jet of radiation. That jet contained neutrinos — subatomic particles so tiny and difficult to detect they are nicknamed “ghost particles.”

    "In a Cosmic First, Scientists Detect ‘Ghost Particles’ from a Distant Galaxy" is from the July 12, 2018 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Sarah Kaplan and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • The Oldest Known Relative of Dinosaurs Was a Total Freak, Experts Say

    • By: Sarah Kaplan
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 6 mins
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    The discovery of an unusual cousin of dinosaurs is forcing paleontologists to rethink how the ancient giants evolved.

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    • The Long, Perplexing Search for the Creator of Bitcoin Just Took Another Weird Turn

    • By: Sarah Kaplan
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 9 mins
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    "The Long, Perplexing Search for the Creator of Bitcoin Just Took Another Weird Turn" 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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    • 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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