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Becoming More Popular Doesn't Protect Teens From Bullying

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 10:50am

You'd think that the popular kids don't get picked on, but as a teenager's social status rises, they're more apt to be bullied. Increased social combat may be to blame.

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Methane-Producing Microbes Caused 'The Great Dying'

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 5:45am

The world's biggest extinction some 250 million years ago wiped out 90 percent of all living things. What caused it has puzzled scientists, and now they think microbes may have done it.

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How Your Face Shows Happy Disgust

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 4:22pm

Scientists are studying the way we show complex emotions. It turns out we're better at it than was previously thought, mixing and matching basic expressions with sophistication — and consistency.

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Is The Latest Climate Report Too Much Of A Downer?

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 3:37pm

One researcher who participated in the latest U.N. report on climate change says the final product is simply too depressing. Others say the somber tone is justified — but that humans can also adapt.

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International Ruling Puts Stop To Japan's 'Scientific' Whaling

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 3:00pm

Since the world community banned whaling, Japan has continued to permit its fleet to kill whales under the guise of scientific research. The International Court of Justice in the Hague Monday ordered Japan to stop whaling in the Antarctic Ocean. Japan says it will abide by the ruling.

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Japan Must Halt Whaling Program In Antarctic, Court Says

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 8:42am

Japan's government had argued that whales were hunted for research purposes. The International Court of Justice said there wasn't enough scientific research to justify killing hundreds of whales.

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Researchers Detail How Climate Change Will Alter Our Lives

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 4:00am

A United Nations panel has released a report from scientists who are getting a much better understanding of the effects of climate change.

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No-Kill Caviar Aims To Keep The Treat And Save The Sturgeon

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 4:09am

A method of extracting eggs from sturgeon without killing or cutting aims to revamp the industry and lower prices for this long-luxe treat. Critics say the idea is great. The taste? That's debatable.

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No-Kill Caviar Aims To Keep The Treat And Save The Sturgeon

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 4:09am

A method of extracting eggs from sturgeon without killing or cutting aims to revamp the industry and lower prices for this long-luxe treat. Critics say the idea is great. The taste? That's debatable.

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Earthquake Hits Area Near Los Angeles; Some Damage Reported

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 7:03am

An earthquake shook part of Southern California Friday night, breaking water pipes and rattling nerves with aftershocks that went on into the night. The 5.1-magnitude quake hit just after 9 p.m.

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The Most Unusual Boy Band In The World

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 7:03am

They sing. They leap. They do crazy cartwheels, landing with pinpoint perfection. They finish with a wild cry of joy. But it's what they don't do that's most remarkable.

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In U.S., Mudslides Common, But Usually Few Deaths

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 4:40pm

As teams continue digging through the wreckage of the small communities destroyed by the Washington state mudslide, we answer some questions about this natural phenomenon.

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How Being Ignored Helped A Woman Discover The Breast Cancer Gene

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 4:38pm

Twenty years ago, many scientists didn't think that genes could cause diseases like cancer. The discovery of the BRCA gene for hereditary breast cancer changed that. Mary-Claire King tells how.

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Custom Chromo: First Yeast Chromosome Built From Scratch

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 3:14pm

It's not about making designer beer. Johns Hopkins scientists and undergrads stitched together strands of yeast DNA as a step in exploring the essential genetics of various species: What makes us us?

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Can The Meat Industry Help Protect Wildlife? Some Say Yes

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 11:06am

One environmental group argues that to save wildlife, we should replace the meat in our diets with plants. But others counter that it's not so simple: Many livestock producers help conserve wildlife.

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Brain Changes Suggest Autism Starts In The Womb

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 5:30pm

The organization of certain brain cells in children with autism seems already different from that of typical children by the sixth or seventh month of fetal development, a study hints.

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Massive Nor'easter Rakes New England

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 4:39pm

The storm has dropped 10 inches of snow on parts of Massachusetts and spawned 40-to-50 foot waves off the coast of Maine.

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Does Beaver Tush Flavor Your Strawberry Shortcake? We Go Myth Busting

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 3:41pm

Heard the rumor that strawberry syrups contain flavoring from a beaver's tush? The potion was once a common food flavoring. But settle down! The time of beaver-spiked popsicles and pastries has ended.

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Washington State's 'Slide Hill' Has A History Of Landslides

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 3:00pm

Robert Siegel speaks with Seattle Times reporter Ken Armstrong about the instability of the land in Snohomish County in Washington that was affected by the massive mudslide.

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New Dwarf Planet Found At The Solar System's Outer Limits

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 2:01pm

The tiny world is a pink-hued ball of ice in an area of space once thought to be relatively empty. But the new findings hint of other small objects — and perhaps an unseen planet bigger than Earth.

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