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Cool Atlantic, Warm Pacific Could Mean Few Hurricanes

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 1:56pm

A cool Atlantic Ocean and a mild-to-moderate El Niño in the Pacific equatorial region has forecasters predicting only four or five Atlantic hurricanes this year.

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Bundle Of Joyful Microbes: Mom's DNA Alters Baby's Gut Bacteria

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 9:40am

Babies have a microbe in their gut that prevents infections and helps the immune system. But not all infants get the bacteria at the same time, or in the same amount. Scientists have figured out why.

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An Artist's Brainstorm: Put Photos On Those Faceless Ebola Suits

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 3:30pm

Printers blew up. People took the photo stickers home. But in the end, art professor Mary Beth Heffernan succeeded in bringing a human face to the scary-looking protective gear.

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Is It Time For A Warning Label On Sugar-Loaded Drinks?

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 2:52pm

New legislation in California and New York proposes a label for for sugary beverages. The label looks like the warning on cigarette packages, but the beverage industry has called it "misleading."

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Medical Schools Reboot For 21st Century

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 2:35pm

Medicine has changed a lot in the past 100 years. But medical training has stayed much the same. Many schools are now retooling — focusing on teamwork — to train a different kind of doctor.

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Bill To Limit Vaccine Exemptions Moves A Step Closer In California

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 4:03am

A measure that would require more children to get vaccinated is moving ahead in the California Legislature. Though the state saw a large measles outbreak this year, final passage may be tough.

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Obama To Address Caribbean's 'Economic Achilles Heel' — Energy

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 3:03am

The president meets with Caribbean leaders in Jamaica Thursday — and a looming energy crunch in the region is high on the list.

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Sushi Science: A 3-D View Of The Body's Wasabi Receptor

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 5:12pm

The same receptor on nerve endings that makes sinuses tingle when we eat wasabi plays an important role in the pain of inflammation. The first 3-D view of the receptor could lead to better pain drugs.

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Link Between Heart Disease And Height Hidden In Our Genes

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 4:43pm

Doctors long ago noticed that, beyond the usual influences of diet and smoking, short people seem to get heart disease more often than tall people. But why?

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From Pet To Pest, Goldfish Tip Scales Of Survival In Lake's Ecosystem

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 4:20pm

Colorado wildlife officials believe someone released four or five pet goldfish into Teller Lake #5 a few years ago. Now, the fish number in the thousands and threaten the lake's ecosystem.

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The Creepy, Crawly World Of Bedbugs And How They Have 'Infested' Homes

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 1:56pm

Brooke Borel's new book describes the history of bedbugs and how they hide, bite and reproduce. Borel, who has combated them herself, says an infestation "does mess with your mind a little bit."

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What's My Chance Of Having A Baby? A Better Predictor Of IVF Success

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 1:02pm

Achieving pregnancy with in vitro fertilization depends largely on your age. But other factors contribute, too. A study compares two online tools aimed at giving couples a realistic sense of the odds.

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Why Is Condom-Use Suddenly Dropping Among College Sophomores?

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 3:58am

Research at multiple universities shows the decline in safe sex is concentrated among students from low-income families. But why are these students less likely to practice safe sex?

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Aspiring Craft Brewers Hit The Books To Get Science Chops

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 3:35am

As the craft beer industry grows, so are options for learning to brew. More colleges are now introducing degree programs to teach the art and science of beer-making.

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Doctors Test Tumor Paint In People

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 2:45am

A modified venom from scorpions that carries a dye into the brain and makes tumors glow has cleared its latest hurdle. But will this attempt to improve brain surgery work in humans as well as animals?

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Many Obamacare Policyholders Face Tax Surprises This Year

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 3:52pm

Depending on the size of the subsidy they got, some will get a bigger refund than expected and others will owe taxes.

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Calif. Farmers Gulp Most Of State's Water, But Say They've Cut Back

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 3:40pm

Farms in California use as much as four times the water consumed by cities and towns. Now farmers are on defense after the governor decided to mostly exempt them from new, sweeping water cutbacks.

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Is It Time To Resurrect The Brontosaurus?

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 3:40pm

More than a century ago, the Brontosaurus was deemed too similar to the dinosaur Apatosaurus. Recent research finds there is enough difference between the two creatures after all.

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Breast Milk Sold Online Contaminated With Cow's Milk

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 4:03am

We're not talking about just a smidge. Roughly 10 percent of samples tested contained at least 10 percent cow's milk. Doctors say the diluted milk could be dangerous for babies for several reasons.

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NASA Battles Rising Sea Levels To Protect Kennedy Space Center

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 4:14pm

Sea level rise is beginning to affect the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. A protective dune not too far from the launchpads has collapsed.

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