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Scientists Discover A New Form Of Ice — It's Square

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 1:01pm

Researchers were surprised by what they found when they sandwiched a drop of water between two layers of an unusual two-dimensional material called graphene.

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Meet The Cool Beans Designed To Beat Climate Change

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 12:04pm

Researchers in Colombia have created new types of beans that can withstand high heat. Many of these "heat-beater" beans resulted from a unique marriage, 20 years ago, of tradition and technology.

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Affordable Care Act Makes This Tax Season Painful For Many

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 7:29am

Figuring out the penalty for not signing up for health insurance is just one complication. Tax filers who made more money last year than they anticipated may have to pay back some of their subsidy.

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Super Slick Coatings Conquer Ketchup, But What About Ebola?

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 6:03am

A new coating makes ketchup slide out of the bottle and toothpaste slip out of a tube, right down to the last drop. So why not put the slick surface on an Ebola suit so the virus doesn't stick?

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Safer Anthrax Test Aims To Keep The Bioweapon From Terrorists

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 4:14am

Current tests require growing anthrax in the lab, which isn't the best option for labs in Afghanistan. So engineers have come up with a credit-card-sized test that could make the world a safer place.

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Sandia Labs Develops Safer, Smaller Anthrax Test

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 4:14am

Engineers have come up with a credit-card-sized test for the presence of anthrax bacteria. They believe the new test will make it harder for terrorists to get their hands on the deadly bacteria.

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A Top Weedkiller Could Cause Cancer. Should We Be Scared?

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 2:48pm

A respected scientific group says that glyphosate, also known as Roundup, is "probably carcinogenic to humans." Yet the actual risks — which are mainly to farmers, not consumers — remain uncertain.

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Why There's A Big Battle Brewing Over The Lean Meat In Your Diet

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 12:01pm

Should the government recommend lean meat as part of a healthy diet? That's emerged as a political flashpoint. The panel working on federal guidelines says the evidence on lean meat is muddled.

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Quality-Testing Legal Marijuana: Strong But Not Always Clean

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 10:22am

Early efforts to test legal marijuana are finding that it's got lots of buzzworthy THC. But it can also have fungus, chemical residue and bacteria. What that means for health and safety isn't clear.

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How Money Managers' Personal Lives Affect Your Investments

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 4:04am

For some people who discover a sudden drop in their investments, social science research offers a surprising explanation. When a hedge fund manager gets divorced, they underperform by 7.4 percent.

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Many Doctors Who Diagnose Alzheimer's Fail To Tell The Patient

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 2:42am

Only about half of Medicare patients diagnosed with Alzheimer's are told of the diagnosis by their doctor, a study finds. That compares to 90 percent of patients diagnosed with cancer.

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Sea Turtles Test Urban Waters In Southern California River 'Jacuzzi'

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 2:40am

Even with the warm outflow from nearby power plants, it's an odd new habitat choice. Volunteers and researchers are working to study and track the population that's popped up in the San Gabriel River.

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How 2 Children With Leukemia Helped Transform Its Treatment

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 2:38am

Cancer treatment for kids has changed dramatically since the 1960s. Back then, doctors experimented with approaches that seemed promising but were also potentially toxic. Some survivors look back.

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States That Expand Medicaid Detect More Cases Of Diabetes

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 5:56pm

Researchers say their study suggests more diabetes is being detected among poor people in some states because, thanks to Medicaid, more poor people are now able to get tested and afford care.

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Former Orca Trainer For SeaWorld Condemns Its Practices

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 4:11pm

John Hargrove says he left SeaWorld after seeing "devastating effects of captivity" on orcas. His new book is Beneath The Surface. SeaWorld disputes such claims and says it treats whales with respect.

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Even Neil DeGrasse Tyson Is Now Munching On Bugs

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 3:27pm

At an event to honor the modern-day science hero, $15,000 worth of edible insects were on the menu. So Tyson was willing — if not exactly eager — to explore the delicacies on offer. For science.

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Why The War On Cancer Hasn't Been Won

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 3:00pm

Medical researchers have made only modest progress treating the most common cancers since the war on cancer was declared in 1971. The disease has proved far more complicated than doctors had hoped.

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Stats Split On Progress Against Cancer

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 2:53pm

When you dig into the number on cancer, the results are mixed. Overall, deaths are up. But survival five years after diagnosis has improved for many forms of the disease, including breast cancer.

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You Think Your City Is Full Of Trash? Ha!

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 11:56am

Welcome to Kathmandu — or as some call it, Trashmandu. Even in the best of times, rubbish piles up everywhere. Now things have gotten worse.

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Rethinking Alcohol: Can Heavy Drinkers Learn To Cut Back?

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 2:33am

The limit for healthy drinking may be less than you think — one drink a day for women and two for men, according to the CDC. New strategies are aimed at helping heavy drinkers reduce their intake.

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