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The Biology Of Altruism: Good Deeds May Be Rooted In The Brain

Angela Stimpson donated a kidney to a complete stranger. Why did she do it? Researchers found that the brains of Stimpson and other altruists are sensitive to fear and distress in a stranger's face.

NASA: MAVEN Spacecraft Safely Circling Mars

The orbital probe will study how the solar wind interacts with the red planet's thin atmosphere.

All Eyes On Obama, World Leaders At Climate Change Summit

More than 120 leaders are expected to attend the one-day summit sponsored by the United Nations. They have been instructed to arrive Tuesday with "bold ideas" to slow the rise in global temperatures.

Kurds Say They Have Halted ISIS Advance Near Syria-Turkey Border

Peshmerga forces say they are still engaged in fierce battles with Islamic State militants. The fighting has triggered a mass exodus of Kurdish refugees into Turkey.

Shrinking Pool Of Volunteer Firefighters Leaves Communities At Risk

Busy schedules and long hours of training are partly to blame for the ever-shrinking volunteer pool.

NFL Looks To Training To Prevent Domestic Violence By Players

It's not violence on the job that makes some pro football players beat their wives or children, psychologists say. It's often childhood experience, fanned by a culture that accepts such behavior.

In The Gaza Strip, The School Year Gets Off To A Rocky Start

Palestinian kids in Gaza went back to school this past week in buildings damaged by the war, with children homeless and traumatized, and more than the usual overcrowding they face every year.

Large Protests In Hundreds Of Cities Vent Ire Over Climate Change

The People's Climate March was timed to draw the notice of world leaders gathering for this week's U.N. Climate Summit in New York.

Macon&Eggs for Monday, September 22nd

What do you think of disciplining a child with a tree branch? We talk about it on Macon&Eggs this week.

Mission To Study Mars' Climate Enters Red Planet's Orbit

Scientists hope NASA's MAVEN probe, which went into orbit Sunday night, will provide insight into why the Martian climate changed drastically billions of years ago.

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