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Maybe You, Too, Could Become A Super Memorizer

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 3:03pm

After six weeks of training, people could memorize twice as much. Areas of the brain had begun communicating in new ways — a lot like what happens inside the heads of world memory champions.

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Researchers Take A Step Toward Mind-Controlled Robots

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 2:02pm

Researchers have created a system where humans can guide robots with their brainwaves, signaling to the machines when they've made a mistake. It could help improve the way humans and robots interact.

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Effects Of Global Warming On Display In Antarctica

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 4:05am

James McClintock, a marine biologist, talks with David Greene about how warming temperatures have had a dramatic impact on the glacier near the U.S. Palmer Station in Antarctica.

The Affordable Care Act, Medicaid And Divorce

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 4:05am

As Republicans unveil their Affordable Care Act replacement, we examine how Medicaid expansion has affected divorce rates among older people.

Public Clinics Fear Federal Cuts To Planned Parenthood Would Strand Patients

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 4:29pm

A goal for many Republicans is to cut federal funding for health services at Planned Parenthood and divert those funds to public health centers. How ready are those centers to pick up that work?

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Texas City Leads The Way On Renewable Energy

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 3:44pm

Georgetown, Texas, an exurb of Austin, is one of the first cities in the country to be 100 percent powered by renewable energy.

Eating Soy Has Benefits For Breast-Cancer Survivors, Study Finds

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 12:50pm

New research finds eating soy milk, edamame and tofu does not have harmful effects for women with breast cancer, as some have worried. In fact, for some women, soy consumption was tied to longer life.

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WATCH: Raindrops Catapult Bacteria Into The Air, And It's Beautiful

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 11:14am

They don't have wings, but bacteria sure can fly. Researchers at MIT say that tiny bubbles trapped by raindrops play a part in launching bacteria on long-distance flights.

(Image credit: Joung et al. Nature Communications)

Are Routine Pelvic Exams A Must? Evidence Is Lacking, Task Force Says

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 10:32am

There's not enough good evidence to make the call as to whether an annual pelvic exam is a good screening tool, The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says.

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Farmers Fight Environmental Regulations

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 3:57am

Many of America's farmers are successfully fending off environmental regulation, from the Obama administration's Clean Water Rule to a lawsuit in Iowa that's aimed at reducing nitrates in rivers.

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Tribes & Traitors: What Happens When You Empathize with the Enemy?

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 8:01pm

This week on Hidden Brain, the stories of two men who showed empathy for the other side and found themselves labeled "enemy" by their own people.

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Dakota Access Demonstrators Inspire New Pipeline Protests

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 3:32pm

Opponents lost their bid to stop the Dakota Access pipeline, but their effort has energized others. Pipeline protests are expanding across the country.

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