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It's Time To Get Serious About Reducing Food Waste, Feds Say

Wed, 09/16/2015 - 1:16pm

The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Environmental Protection Agency are challenging the nation to reduce food waste by 50 percent by 2030. It's the first-ever national target for food loss.

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Deadly Heartland Virus Is Much More Common Than Scientists Thought

Wed, 09/16/2015 - 12:52pm

The Heartland virus was considered rare. Scientists now say they've found signs of it circulating in animals across the Midwest, New England and the South. They think human cases have been missed.

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School Nurses Stock Drug To Reverse Opioid Overdoses

Wed, 09/16/2015 - 4:12am

With deaths from heroin and painkillers on the rise, more nurses at high schools and middle schools are prepared to intervene in the event of an overdose on school grounds.

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School Nurses Begin Stocking Opioid Overdose Antidote Naloxone

Wed, 09/16/2015 - 4:12am

With record numbers of young people using heroin and opioid painkillers, more school nurses are prepared to intervene in the event of an overdose on school grounds.

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How Small Changes Can Yield Big Results For The Government

Tue, 09/15/2015 - 5:43pm

A team of behavioral scientists has been studying low-cost, easy interventions — text message reminders, how an envelope looks — to improve efficiency and access to federal programs.

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Jeff Bezos Announces Plans To Build, Launch Rockets From Cape Canaveral

Tue, 09/15/2015 - 3:21pm

Jeff Bezos, the founder of, visited Florida Tuesday to announce his other company, Blue Origin, will launch rockets from Cape Canaveral. He created his private space firm 15 years ago.

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Amazon's Bezos Plans To Build, Launch Rockets From Florida

Tue, 09/15/2015 - 9:49am

In announcing a new expansion of commercial efforts to launch earthlings into space, founder and CEO Jeff Bezos says the launch pads at Cape Canaveral have been dormant for too long.

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Engineers Create A Titanium Rib Cage Worthy Of Wolverine

Tue, 09/15/2015 - 9:44am

Doctors say it's the first time a titanium sternum and set of ribs have been made with a 3-D printer. The custom-made device has already been implanted in the chest of a cancer patient in Spain.

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The Economics Of Happiness And A Country's Income Inequality

Tue, 09/15/2015 - 4:07am

For many years people have puzzled over why countries that get richer don't seem to get happier. Now, researchers have an answer.

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Paleo People Were Making Flour 32,000 Years Ago

Mon, 09/14/2015 - 2:23pm

Research into an ancient stone found in a cave in Italy shows Paleolithic hunter-gatherers were grinding oats and other grains for flour. It's the earliest evidence yet of food processing in Europe.

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WATCH: Japanese Volcano Erupts

Mon, 09/14/2015 - 11:58am

Mount Aso, one of the country's most active volcanoes, unexpectedly erupted on Monday, spewing ash for miles. But no injuries or damage were immediately reported.

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Good Quality Sleep May Build Healthy Hearts

Mon, 09/14/2015 - 3:30am

Too much sleep, too little sleep or disrupted sleep may put people at risk for heart disease. A study finds a link between poor quality sleep patterns and a buildup of calcium in the arteries.

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Russian Cosmonaut Returns From Record-Breaking Space Mission

Sat, 09/12/2015 - 3:03pm

Gennady Padalka, who spent several months aboard the International Space Station, has now spent more time in space than any human, clocking more than 2.4 years in space on five missions since 1998.

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What Would Happen If We Burned Up All Of Earth's Fossil Fuels?

Fri, 09/11/2015 - 3:37pm

Scientists used an estimate of how much fossil fuel is left in the ground to do computer simulations and come up with a worst-case scenario.

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Oh, Nuts! Why California's Pistachio Trees Are Shooting Blanks

Fri, 09/11/2015 - 3:28pm

This year, as many as 50 percent of the pistachios harvested in California could be hollow inside. Blame it on drought, heat and weather changes that are messing with male trees' virility.

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What Happens When We Step Inside The Screen?

Fri, 09/11/2015 - 8:31am

Filmmaker Chris Milk uses cutting-edge technology to create a film experience that immerses the viewer. He explains how virtual reality has allowed him to create the "ultimate empathy machine."

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How Are Screens Changing The Face Of War?

Fri, 09/11/2015 - 8:31am

Today airstrikes involve generals dictating — and soldiers carrying out — orders behind screens. Strategist P.W. Singer describes how screens have complicated the nature of war.

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When It Comes To Kids, Is All Screen Time Equal?

Fri, 09/11/2015 - 8:31am

Pediatrician Dimitri Christakis explains how different forms of screen time affects kids and their ability to learn and develop.

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Will Our Screens Soon Be Able To Read Our Emotions?

Fri, 09/11/2015 - 8:31am

Despite their powerful computing capability, our screens have no way of knowing how we feel. Computer scientist Rana el Kaliouby says that's about to change.

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Are Our Devices Turning Us Into A New Kind Of Human?

Fri, 09/11/2015 - 8:31am

Anthropologist Amber Case says our technology is changing us into cyborgs. She argues we have become a screen-staring, button-clicking new version of Homo sapiens.

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