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1:11A Tesla Model 3.

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1:18FDA announces plans to regulate nicotine in tobacco products.
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1:05Updated iPod Nanos
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Apple Discontinues Aging iPods That Can't Compete With New Tech

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Utilities Might've Known About Climate Change As Early As 1968

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1:02A pharmacy technician counts pills.
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Some Are Debating If You Should Finish Your Antibiotics Prescription

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0:58Milky Way galaxy

The Milky Way Might Have Borrowed Matter From Other Galaxies

1:36Firefox blocks Adobe Flash
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Adobe Is (Finally) Letting Flash Die A Slow Death

1:08Farmer harvests strawberries
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Democrats Want To Ban A Pesticide Linked To Brain Damage In Kids

1:27A rainbow appears in front of wind turbines in England
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Europe's Renewable Energy Is Facing Extreme Power Fluctuations

1:20Elon Musk (left) and Mark Zuckerberg (right)
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Musk And Zuckerberg Spar Over Artificial Intelligence

1:03Lockheed Martin concept design of a supersonic aircraft
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NASA Is Trying To Get Supersonic Commercial Flight Off The Ground

1:18Close up of a sperm head
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Sperm Count Is Declining In Western Men, And Scientists Don't Know Why

1:24Former Denver Broncos safety David Bruton lies on the ground after a hit
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CTE Found In The Brains Of 110 Former NFL Players

1:06Child getting a vaccination
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5 Percent Fewer Measles Vaccinations Could Mean Triple The Infections

0:48The moon as photographed by Apollo 11

The Moon Is A Lot Wetter Than Scientists Originally Thought

1:03The Apollo Control Center

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Buying Happiness Might Be As Simple As Paying For Spare Time

0:54Non-photosynthesizing red plant with several small flower buds
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These Plants Don't Photosynthesize; They Eat Other Plants

1:21Team works on IVF procedure on a rhino.

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0:45Possible nuclear waste in Fukushima reactor
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The Robot Searching Fukushima's Reactors May Have Made A Big Discovery

0:56A Justice store
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