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Students' Work Ethic Affected By Peer Groups, Desire To Be Popular

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 4:06am

Teachers can become frustrated when students don't seem to try hard when it comes to schoolwork. There's a surprising explanation of why some students might not be putting their best effort forward.

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How Almonds Became A Scapegoat For California's Drought

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 2:51am

The relentless drought has turned almonds into a target for water conservationists who bemoan that it takes one gallon of water to grow one almond. Growers say the bad rap is unfair and misleading.

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Tylenol Might Dull Emotional Pain, Too

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 2:49am

People who took acetaminophen responded less strongly to happy or sad photos in a small study. It's one of several studies suggesting that there's an overlap with pain and other feelings.

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Nut So Fast, Kind Bars: FDA Smacks Snacks On Health Claims

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 5:37pm

The FDA has issued a warning letter to Kind about the labeling of its fruit-and-nut snack bars. It argues that the bars contain too much fat to bear the label "healthy" printed on the wrapper.

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Why Knuckles Crack

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 3:59pm

A little MRI video seems to settle the decades-old debate about that loud pop of the joints: It's all about bubbles. But imagine an air bag inflating, not the bursting of a balloon.

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New Discovery Of World's Oldest Stone Tools

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 3:43pm

Researchers in Kenya uncover tools dated to 3.3 million years ago, long before the first humans, as we know them, walked the Earth.

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Personalizing Cancer Treatment With Genetic Tests Can Be Tricky

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 1:49pm

Genetic profiling of cancer cells can help guide treatment, but such profiles can be ambiguous. Results would be more accurate if all labs tested normal cells from each patient, too.

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U.S. Predicted To Be Net Energy Exporter In Next Decade; First Time Since 1950s

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 12:28pm

Citing a boom in natural gas as well as shifts in demand, the Energy Information Administration says the U.S. could stop being a net energy importer "sometime between 2020 and 2030."

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Some Doctors Still Dismiss Parents' Concerns About Autism

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 11:20am

Most children don't get diagnosed with autism until they start school, a study finds, though the signs may be visible much earlier. Earlier diagnosis means more time to get therapy.

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Fun With Physics: Finding The Speed Of Light With Peeps

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 4:10am

When your Peeps have gone stale, it's time to donate their marshmallow bodies to science — specifically, for measuring the speed of light.

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The Space Station Gets A Coffee Bar

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 2:42am

Italy is sending a high-tech espresso machine to the International Space Station. And NASA is worried it might be too popular.

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