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Medical School Hopefuls Grapple With Overhauled Entrance Exam

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 2:50pm

The results are coming in for the first medical school candidates who took a revamped exam that includes a wider range of subjects, including psychology and sociology.

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Curb Your Appetite: Save Bread For The End Of The Meal

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 2:02pm

A hot bread basket is a tasty way to start off dinner. But all those carbs before the main fare can amp up appetite and spike blood sugar. Saving the carbs for the end of the meal can help avert that.

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Supreme Court Blocks Obama Administration Plan On Power Plant Emissions

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 10:24am

In a 5-4 ruling, the court says the Environmental Protection Agency should have taken into account the costs of complying with regulation.

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SpaceX Rocket Breaks Up On Liftoff

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 4:05am

In Florida, an unmanned supply rocket blasted off for the International Space Station, but something went wrong. The loss of the rocket, which was also carrying experiments, is a setback for NASA.

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Vaccine Against Meningitis B Gets A Boost From CDC

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 2:28am

A federal health advisory committee now says everyone aged 16 to 23 should talk to a doctor about whether they need to get immunized against a rare but dangerous strain of meningitis.

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Multiple Shark Attacks On Carolina Beaches

Sun, 06/28/2015 - 2:17pm

North Carolina has seen two attacks in as many days on the barrier islands just off its coast. In separate incidents last week, two people were attacked in South Carolina.

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When It Comes To Learning For The Deaf, 'It's A 3-D Language'

Sun, 06/28/2015 - 1:36pm

English nursery rhymes don't translate well to ASL, a visual language. One team is merging high tech with cognitive research to improve language learning for deaf and hard of hearing children.

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SpaceX Falcon 9 Experiences Launch Failure

Sun, 06/28/2015 - 8:57am

The resupply mission to the International Space Station will also involve another stab at recovering the rocket part in hopes of reusing it on later missions.

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Wildlife Forensics Lab Uses Tech To Sniff, Identify Illegal Wood

Sun, 06/28/2015 - 4:12am

International timber trafficking is an estimated $100 billion business. A lab that usually focuses on endangered animal cases is using a sophisticated machine to identify contraband wood shipments.

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Puerto Rico's Monkey Island Lures Scientists For Generations

Sat, 06/27/2015 - 7:09am

The isle of Cayo Santiago has been home to at least nine generations of rhesus monkeys since the colony's founding in 1938. Primatologists here seek clues to primate kinship, cognition and ecology.

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New Research Finds Lonely People Have Superior Social Skills

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 3:38pm

Intuitively, many of us might think lonely people are lonely because they have poor social skills. New research turns this thinking on its head and offers a potential cure for loneliness.

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Save Wildlife, Save Yourself?

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 10:32am

Protecting the environment may reduce many diseases, such as Lyme and West Nile, a study finds. The tantalizing idea suggests that conservation and human health may be more connected than we thought.

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To Master Stage Fright, Practice Makes Imperfect OK

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 8:34am

Most people suffer stage fright when speaking or performing in front of a group. One pianist found she could manage the anxiety if she practiced often for an audience.

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Study Reveals What Happens During A 'Glacial Earthquake'

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 2:54pm

Scientists have figured out how massive chunks of ice trigger these seismically-detectable events when they break off a glacier. The findings could help researchers track ice loss from glaciers.

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Make Lava, Not War

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 2:12pm

A sculptor and a geologist are melting hundreds of pounds of rock in a giant cauldron to create realistic lava flows. Cool! NPR reporter Adam Cole pays a visit to learn more about lava's allure.

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'Stealthy' Giant Rhea Eludes Police In U.K.

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 9:33am

The ostrich-like bird, native to South America, escaped from a farm in Nottinghamshire last week.

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Dynamic Duos: How To Get More Nutrition By Pairing Foods

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 4:51pm

Adding eggs to salads helps us absorb the beneficial pigments like beta carotene in the raw vegetables, a new study finds. Here are other foods that, when eaten together, pack a more nutritious punch.

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How The Turtle Got Its Shell

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 12:04pm

The ribs of a 240-million-year-old fossil hold clues to how the first turtle shell evolved. And its skull shape seems closer to that of lizards and snakes than to an ancestor of dinosaurs and birds.

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Genetically Modified Salmon: Coming To A River Near You?

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 11:08am

Scientists are trying to predict what might happen if genetically modified salmon escaped growth facilities. It's a scenario often raised by critics who don't want the FDA to approve sale of the fish.

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Survival Of The Greenest Beer? Breweries Adapt To A Changing Climate

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 10:51am

Breweries are grappling with more weather extremes — heat waves, snowy winters, heavy rains and drought. Many are coming up with creative ways to adjust to their changing environments.

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