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Cuteness Break: The Genial Quokka Steals Scenes And Hearts

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 1:53pm

In many photos from an Australian island, the marsupial appears front and center, adding its enigmatic smile to an image of happy tourists.

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Health Experts Don't Always Sanitize Their Hands, Data Show

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 4:01am

A massive analysis of hospital data finds doctors and nurses are not following guidelines on washing their hands before and after they come into contact with patients.

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Six In 10 Young Republicans Favor Legal Marijuana, Survey Says

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 12:23pm

A Pew Research Center survey shows that 63 percent of Republicans under the age of 34 favor legalization.

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ISS Spacewalkers Perform Tricky Cable, Antenna, Installation

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 8:00am

Two American astronauts at the Space Station are outside the craft for the last of three jobs aimed at paving the way to receive a new generation of crew modules beginning in 2017.

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One Man's Race To Outrun Alzheimer's

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 3:56pm

Cape Cod journalist Greg O'Brien has always found solace in running, and a diagnosis of Alzheimer's hasn't stopped him. But making it work — for himself and his family — isn't always easy.

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Researchers Examine The Ways Of Southern Coyotes

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 7:01am

The number of coyotes in the Deep South is growing, but biologists know relatively little about their habits across the south and how they are diverging from their cousins out west.

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Can You Dig It? More Evidence Suggests Humans From The Ice Age

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 3:43am

Initially dismissed as a hoax a century ago, scientists have found evidence in Florida of humans living 14,000 years ago. If the findings hold up, they will help rewrite the history of early man.

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A Neuroscientist Weighs In: Why Do We Disagree On The Color Of The Dress?

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 3:42pm

Robert Siegel speaks with Dr. Bevil Conway, a neuroscientist at Wellesley College, about the dress that has the whole Internet asking: what color is it?

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U.S. Biologists Keen To Explore, Help Protect Cuba's Wild Places

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 11:11am

Birders especially know that Cuba harbors hundreds of rarely seen, little-studied species. As the island nation opens to more U.S. visitors, scientists hope "green Cuba" can survive increased tourism.

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U.S. Biologists Keen To Explore, Help Protect Cuba's Wild Places

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 11:11am

Birders especially know that Cuba harbors hundreds of rarely seen, little-studied species. As the island nation opens to more U.S. visitors, scientists hope "green Cuba" can survive increased tourism.

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Stone Age Britons Were Eating Wheat 2,000 Years Before They Farmed It

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 2:38am

Scientists have recovered cultivated wheat DNA from an 8,000-year-old submerged site off the British coast. The finding suggests hunter-gatherers were trading for the grain long before they grew it.

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Stone Age Britons Were Eating Wheat 2,000 Years Before They Farmed It

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 2:38am

Scientists have recovered cultivated wheat DNA from an 8,000-year-old submerged site off the British coast. The finding suggests hunter-gatherers were trading for the grain long before they grew it.

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Stone Age Britons Were Eating Wheat 2,000 Years Before They Farmed It

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 2:38am

Scientists have recovered cultivated wheat DNA from an 8,000-year-old submerged site off the British coast. The finding suggests hunter-gatherers were trading for the grain long before they grew it.

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Opposition Grows To Nicaragua Canal Connecting Atlantic And Pacific

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 3:35pm

The canal would allow passage for the largest ships on the water, but cut through wetlands, forests and the region's largest freshwater lake — and environmentalists worry about the consequences.

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Marine Biologist Eugenie Clark Remembered As Passionate Shark Advocate

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 3:35pm

During a career that spanned almost 75 years, Dr. Eugenie Clark was one of the world's foremost marine biologists and defender of sharks. Clark died Wednesday at the age of 92.

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Opposition Grows To Nicaragua Canal Connecting Atlantic And Pacific

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 3:35pm

The canal would allow passage for the largest ships on the water, but cut through wetlands, forests and the region's largest freshwater lake — and environmentalists worry about the consequences.

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Marine Biologist Eugenie Clark Remembered As Passionate Shark Advocate

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 3:35pm

During a career that spanned almost 75 years, Dr. Eugenie Clark was one of the world's foremost marine biologists and defender of sharks. Clark died Wednesday at the age of 92.

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Opposition Grows To Nicaragua Canal Connecting Atlantic And Pacific

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 3:35pm

The canal would allow passage for the largest ships on the water, but cut through wetlands, forests and the region's largest freshwater lake — and environmentalists worry about the consequences.

» E-Mail This

From Naked Mole Rats To Dog Testicles: A Writer Explores The Longevity Quest

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 1:38pm

"Nature knows how to let animals live a very long time," says Bill Gifford, whose latest book is Spring Chicken, a look at the history of anti-aging schemes and current ways people try to live longer.

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From Naked Mole Rats To Dog Testicles: A Writer Explores The Longevity Quest

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 1:38pm

"Nature knows how to let animals live a very long time," says Bill Gifford, whose latest book is Spring Chicken, a look at the history of anti-aging schemes and current ways people try to live longer.

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