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Butterfly Shifts From Shabby To Chic With A Tweak Of The Scales

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:58am

By playing with the physics of wing color, scientists get a glimpse into how butterflies get their colors, and how quickly they can evolve from brown to brilliant.

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House Calls Keep People Out Of Nursing Homes And Save Money

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:08am

In the case of an elderly patient with multiple medical problems, having a team of health workers deliver care to the home can be cheaper than expensive stays in nursing homes and emergency rooms.

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What A Balloon Shouldn't Do, But For Some Reason Does

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 6:03am

Tether a balloon to the floor of a car, step on the gas, and watch the balloon do something it shouldn't. Ask why. Then discover the answer. Then feel smart.

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Do Negative Stereotypes Affect Terminal Illness Decisions?

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 3:59am

Millions of people around the world face difficult choices at the end of their lives. Researchers delved into whether stereotypes affect medical decisions when it comes to terminal illness.

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Will Americans Buy Bug Snacks? Maybe ... If They're Funny And Cute

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 2:25am

The "ick factor" has kept consumers in the U.S. from eating crickets, locusts and mealworms. To convert skeptics, bug-food advocates are trying to win them over with sleek packages and clever names.

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Mass. To Make Big Food Wasters Lose The Landfill

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 6:06pm

By October, the state will have the most ambitious commercial food waste ban in the U.S. Institutions that produce more than a ton of waste a week will have to find new uses for their scraps.

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Do You Want To Be Happy? Don't Set Your Expectations Too High

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 3:47pm

Pretty much everyone thinks that rewards bring happiness, but it's not the size of the payoff that matters, researchers say. Rather it's whether the reward exceeds your immediate expectations.

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Brief Counseling May Not Help With Most Drug Problems

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 2:02pm

Studies show that a chat with a doctor during a routine checkup can sometimes be enough to curb problem drinking. But the model doesn't work as well with problem drug use.

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Hawaii, Which Almost Never Has Hurricanes, Is Getting Ready For 2

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 8:18am

Hurricanes Iselle and Julio are both expected to weaken into tropical storms before approaching the islands later this week, but residents are being urged to stock up on supplies.

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Hawaii, Which Almost Never Has Hurricanes, Is Getting Ready For 2

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 8:18am

Hurricanes Iselle and Julio are both expected to weaken into tropical storms before approaching the islands later this week, but residents are being urged to stock up on supplies.

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Employers Forced To Judge Job Candidates' Career Trajectory

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 4:07am

Analysis of freelance jobs suggests employers are conservative when it comes to hiring, and dislike candidates who have done a lot of different things.

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Employers Forced To Judge Job Candidates' Career Trajectory

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 4:07am

Analysis of freelance jobs suggests employers are conservative when it comes to hiring, and dislike candidates who have done a lot of different things.

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The Ebola Outbreak: 'A Dress Rehearsal For The Next Big One'

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 6:48pm

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is spreading at a frightening rate. To find out why this outbreak has been so deadly and what may lie ahead, we spoke with science writer David Quammen.

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The Ebola Outbreak: 'A Dress Rehearsal For The Next Big One'

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 6:48pm

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is spreading at a frightening rate. To find out why this outbreak has been so deadly and what may lie ahead, we spoke with science writer David Quammen.

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How To Translate Sight Into Sound? It's All In The Vibrations

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 3:17pm

Melissa Block talks to Abe Davis, a graduate student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Davis helped author a paper on a visual system to detect sound.

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In Quest To Harpoon A Comet, A Spacecraft Stalks Its Prey

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 3:17pm

The European Rosetta mission arrives at its target comet Wednesday morning. In the coming months, its lander unit will harpoon the space rock.

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How To Translate Sight Into Sound? It's All In The Vibrations

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 3:17pm

Melissa Block talks to Abe Davis, a graduate student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Davis helped author a paper on a visual system to detect sound.

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In Quest To Harpoon A Comet, A Spacecraft Stalks Its Prey

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 3:17pm

The European Rosetta mission arrives at its target comet Wednesday morning. In the coming months, its lander unit will harpoon the space rock.

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How To Cross 5 International Borders In 1 Minute Without Sweating

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 1:26pm

Nations need borders for security, for revenue, for defense, for identity. But for fun? Introducing borders that giggle.

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How To Cross 5 International Borders In One Minute Without Sweating

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 1:26pm

Nations need borders for security, for revenue, for defense, for identity. But for fun? Introducing borders that giggle.

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