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Brain cells that track our location also can track time and distance, a study finds. This could explain how the brain uses place and time to organize memories throughout our lives.

Physicists don't know why there's more matter than antimatter in our universe. New research smashed together atoms of pure gold to look for clues.

He came into the hospital in bad shape. In addition to being HIV-positive, he had what looked like a malignant tumor. The tumor, it turned out, was not human.

In voting Tuesday, social conservatives showed they're unhappy with the country's political direction.

Combating homelessness isn't just about shelter. Lately, some affordable housing projects are getting decidedly upscale — to help residents heal, adjust and build bonds with their new neighbors.

For generations, the rubber tappers of the Amazon have gone about their business in a way that preserves the rain forest. Today, they are increasingly in conflict with criminal logging gangs.

Some local laws make it illegal to sleep or eat outside. Advocates have fought these laws in court. Now, the federal government is taking a stance, pushing ways to help, not criminalize, the homeless.

Using counseling about personal finances to reduce the stress and strain workers feel can shave a company's health costs and cut absenteeism, research suggests.

Greece is struggling to screen asylum seekers and migrants quickly on the island of Lesbos. Migrants are arriving in record numbers, and the EU wants Greece to accommodate more.

U.S. Courts has hired new officers to deal with the release of drug offenders. Some "are not going to succeed. ... It's our job to minimize the harm they are going to create," chief of probation said.

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