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A Wake-Up Call: Coffee Recalled By FDA For Having Viagra-Like Ingredient

13 hours 29 min ago

Regulators took issue with the tortuously named "New of Kopi Jantan Tradisional Natural Herbs Coffee," which didn't declare a chemical akin to the erectile dysfunction drug's active ingredient.

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To Shrink The Mosquito Population, Scientists Are Releasing 20 Million Of Them

19 hours 6 min ago

Scientists plan to release millions of sterile, male bacteria-infected mosquitoes in California, to breed with wild females. They're hoping for a "steep decline" in the species that carries Zika.

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Is It A Good Idea To Pay Villagers Not To Chop Down Trees?

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 3:30pm

Governments dole out millions each year. Researchers debate whether the payouts actually work. A new study from Uganda offers some answers.

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GOP Effort To Make Environmental Science 'Transparent' Worries Scientists

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 2:58pm

There's a push in Congress to rewrite how science gets used in regulation — and that has researchers worried. The industry-backed bill would let business nitpick raw data and ignore valid results.

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John McCain Was Diagnosed With A Glioblastoma, Among The Deadliest Of Cancers

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 11:37am

About 12,000 people are diagnosed with a glioblastoma each year in the U.S. Fewer than a third of them will survive beyond two years.

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Elephant Seals Can Recognize Rhythm And Pitch

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 11:01am

A new study reveals that elephant seals memorize the rhythm and pitch of individual voices. That means that the massive sea mammals know who's who, just by the sound of their voice.

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Opioid Treatment Funds In Senate Bill Would Fall Far Short Of Needs

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 6:52am

A Senate proposal to repeal Obamacare includes $45 billion to treat opioid addiction. But it wouldn't make up for deep cuts to Medicaid in that same bill that has funded much of that treatment.

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Climate Scientist Says He Was Demoted For Speaking Out On Climate Change

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 10:13pm

Joel Clement, who was director of the Interior Department's Office of Policy Analysis during the Obama administration, says in a newspaper op-ed that he was reassigned to an "accounting office."

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Plastic Is Everywhere And Recycling Isn't The End Of It

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 4:30pm

A researcher tallied how much has been manufactured since plastic's invention: "Eight point three billion metric tons of plastics produced so far. That's just really a staggering amount."

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Getting Really Smart About Artificial Intelligence

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 10:06am

AI isn't on the way … it's already here.

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Viewing The Great American Eclipse

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 8:53am

There's something deeply moving about watching the sun become progressively covered by the moon — and you have a rare chance to see this in the U.S. on Aug. 21, says astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser.

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Researchers Examine When People Are More Susceptible To Fake News

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 4:03am

Whether people consume news in a social setting or alone can affect how likely they are to fact-check. Research suggests people let their guard down when they're in groups and become less skeptical.

Students Compete In First-Ever International High School Robotics Competition

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 3:28pm

The first ever international high school robotics competition is happening in Washington, D.C., this week. Over 150 countries from six continents sent teams to compete.

New Research Suggests Why Mid-Sized Animals Are The Fastest

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 3:28pm

Why aren't the biggest animals with the longest limbs the fastest? New research suggests these animals run out of fuel for their fast-twitch muscles before they can reach the maximum speed their bodies could achieve. There's a golden mean for speed, and mid-sized animals like cheetahs have it.

New Research Suggests Why Mid-Sized Animals Are The Fastest

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 3:28pm

New research suggests the biggest animals run out of fuel for their fast-twitch muscles before they reach the maximum speed their bodies could achieve. Animals like cheetahs are born to run fast.

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In Massachusetts, Proposed Medicaid Cuts Put Kids' Health Care At Risk

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 3:16pm

Doctors, consumers and politicians say big federal cuts to Medicaid funding would jeopardize the treatment a lot of kids rely on. The state would either have to make up lost funding or cut benefits.

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More Than Bread: Sourdough As a Window Into The Microbiome

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 2:47pm

Home bakers in the U.S., Europe and some other countries have volunteered their sourdough starters to a team of American scientists who want to unravel the microbial secrets of sourdough.

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Elon Musk Warns Governors: Artificial Intelligence Poses 'Existential Risk'

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 9:39am

At a bipartisan governors conference in Rhode Island, the CEO of Tesla urged politicians to impose proactive regulations on AI development.

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Stress And Poverty May Explain High Rates Of Dementia In African-Americans

Sun, 07/16/2017 - 1:05am

New research finds that African-Americans who grow up in harsh environments and have many stressful experiences are much more likely to develop Alzheimer's or some other form of dementia.

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Maryam Mirzakhani, Prize-Winning Mathemetician, Dies At 40

Sat, 07/15/2017 - 11:24am

Maryam Mirzakhani was the first woman ever to win the prestigious Fields Medal. She worked at Stanford University, which confirmed her death Saturday.

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