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This is a calculated flood map for the city of St. Louis. Water depth goes from deep (dark blue) to shallow (white, light blue). Floodwater can come from the Illinois, Upper Mississippi and Missouri rivers, as well as from heavy local precipitation. Courtesy of Dag Lohmann/Katrisk hide caption

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Flood Maps Can Get Much Sharper With A Little Supercomputing Oomph

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Siri's answer to the brain-teaser question "What's zero divided by zero" generates a response that people find both funny and unnerving. NPR hide caption

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Asked To Divide Zero By Zero, Siri Waxes Philosophical (And Personal)

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Apple's senior vice president of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue speaks about Apple Music during the keynote at the annual developers conference. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Apple Bets Big That You'll Start Paying To Stream Music

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SpaceX Rocket Explosion Raises Questions About Private Space Companies

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Arturo Martinez watches his wife, Aurora Martinez, put on makeup in their San Rafael, Calif., home. She has Alzheimer's. Lynne Shallcross for NPR hide caption

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Can Technology Ease The Burden Of Caring For People With Dementia?

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Melissa Malzkuhn, director of the Motion Light Lab at Gallaudet University, suits up in motion capture to record a nursery rhyme for deaf children. Emma Bowman/NPR hide caption

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Forensics Lab Director Ken Goddard holds a wood sample used in the lab's forensic work in Ashland, Ore. Jes Burns/OPB/EarthFix hide caption

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Wildlife Forensics Lab Uses Tech To Sniff, Identify Illegal Wood

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Service Jobs, Like Uber Driver, Blur Lines Between Old Job Categories

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Anna Akana, a bespectacled, 25-year-old comedian who writes, directs and stars in skits about everything from personal stories, to friendship and even dealing with anxiety, says she is sort of over YouTube. Anna Akana/Screenshot via YouTube hide caption

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For Online Video Stars, YouTube Is No Longer The Only Stage

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Federal Employees Criticize Government Response To Massive Data Breach

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