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Women's Brains Appear More Vulnerable To Alzheimer's Than Men's

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 3:21pm

Researchers at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference say there's growing evidence that women are more likely than men of the same age to develop Alzheimer's disease.

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Two Gene Studies Suggest First Migrants To Americas A Complex Mix

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 2:45pm

Scientists assume a wave of people from what's now Siberia crossed into North America via Alaska, maybe 23,000 years ago. Genetics support that, but may also suggest another wave from Australasia.

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A 3-D Food Lab And Restaurant Wants To Turn Yuck Into Yum

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 11:39am

A group of top chefs, food scientists and tech geeks have set up a lab in Belgium to master 3-D food printing. Their goal: to create nutritionally enhanced foods that appeal to the pickiest palates.

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Tea Sommeliers Are The Hot New Thing In Food Pairing

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 9:59am

Which black tea goes best with blue cheese? It turns out there is an art to unlocking new flavors in your food by pairing it with tea. And a whole new breed of experts has risen up to spread the word.

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Expanding, Not Shrinking, Saves A Small Rural Hospital

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 4:01am

As least 55 hospitals across the rural U.S. have closed since 2010. But northern Missouri's Putnam County Memorial finds that adding high-quality specialty services lures patients and revenue.

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Failed Strut Likely Caused SpaceX Rocket To Explode, Elon Musk Says

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 4:44pm

The Falcon 9 rocket was carrying supplies to the International Space Station when it exploded June 28. Musk, the SpaceX CEO, said that going forward, the company would individually test each strut.

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Los Angeles Angels Experience First Rainout At Home In 20 Years

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 3:33pm

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim were supposed to play the Boston Red Sox on Sunday night. Instead, the Angels experienced their first rainout at a home game in 20 years.

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Russian Billionaire Donates $100 Million In Search For E.T.

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 3:33pm

Russian billionaire, Yuri Milner, has donated $100 million to the search for E.T. or extraterrestrial life.

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The Ancient City Where People Decided To Eat Chickens

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 3:06pm

Chicken bones unearthed in Israel may mark a turning point in human cuisine: They could be the earliest evidence of people raising chickens for food, rather than cockfighting or use in ceremonies.

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Why The Pig Is The Most Loved And Most Loathed Animal On The Plate

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 1:32pm

As long as pigs have existed, humans have weighed desire for their meat against disgust for how the animals lived and what they ate. Today we have fresh cause for worry about how pigs are living.

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Intelligent Life In Our Galaxy? Stephen Hawking Says 'We Must Know'

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 12:22pm

Hawking's project will explore over 10 times more sky than previous programs.

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Scientists Say They Can Read Your Mind, And Prove It With Pictures

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 4:17am

Scientists say they can now download signals from your brain — and translate them back into a picture that you saw.The images aren't crystal clear. But you can make out what's going on.

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Marking 40 Years Since Apollo-Soyuz Mission And The First Handshake In Space

Sun, 07/19/2015 - 4:09pm

The joint U.S.-Soviet mission was a stepping stone to today's International Space Station.

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WATCH: Surfer In South Africa Narrowly Escapes Shark

Sun, 07/19/2015 - 10:10am

During a World Surf League competition in Jeffreys Bay that was broadcast live on television, Australian surfer Mick Fanning has a heart-stopping moment.

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Alzheimer's Drugs In The Works Might Help Other Diseases, Too

Sun, 07/19/2015 - 8:38am

By targeting the process that creates toxic clumps of protein in brain cells, scientists hope to help not just Alzheimer's patients, but perhaps also people with Lewy Body dementia and Parkinson's.

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Birds, Bees And The Power Of Sex Appeal: The Ribald Lives Of Flowers

Sat, 07/18/2015 - 4:48pm

They're billboards for sexual favors, says ecologist Stephen Buchmann. But get your minds out of the dirt: We're talking pollination — and it's played a surprising role in global trade and history.

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When Losing Memory Means Losing Home

Sat, 07/18/2015 - 4:08pm

As his Alzheimer's progresses, journalist Greg O'Brien and his wife have decided it's time to leave the home where they raised their three kids. The move is turning up some sweet discoveries.

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Iran's Khamenei Signals Approval Of Nuclear Deal With 'Arrogant' U.S.

Sat, 07/18/2015 - 10:57am

The country's supreme religious leader says the deal won't change his country's support for the governments of Syria or Iraq, nor for the "oppressed" Palestinians.

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Photos Of Pluto Reveal A 'Toy Store' Of Surprises

Sat, 07/18/2015 - 5:10am

New Horizons has provided us with our first close look at Pluto. The images are blowing the minds of scientists. NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the joy of these new discoveries.

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What Do A Chlorinator And A Condom Tied To A Catheter Have In Common?

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 4:00pm

They're both featured on a list of 30 innovations that could save millions of lives over the next 15 years.

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