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Sayonara To 'Super-Size Me?' Food Companies Cut Calories, So Do We

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 2:24am

Major food companies have cut trillions of calories, and studies show Americans are consuming fewer calories because of it. But some advocates think companies should do more to improve our diets.

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Research Institutions Will Have To Identify 'Dual-Use' Pathogens

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 2:11pm

Scientists are deeply divided on whether lab-made flu viruses are legitimate medical research or national security threats. A new federal policy asks institutions to evaluate those risks early on.

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After The NIH Funding 'Euphoria' Comes The 'Hangover'

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 10:54am

The way the National Institutes of Health doles out research grants accentuates booms and busts in the financing of scientific research. More variety in the length of grants could help.

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Three R's For The Digital Age: Rockets, Robots and Remote Control

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 8:18am

The World Maker Faire comes to one of the nation's most diverse neighborhoods.

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Scientists Step Up Food Fraud Efforts Following Horse Meat Scandal

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 8:15am

The latest report in response to the horse meat scandal of 2013 reminds us that the potential for fraud in the food supply is high. But scientists are working to predict and prevent the next incident.

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Success! India's First Mars Probe In Orbit And Working

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 7:42am

Scientists cheered and the prime minister congratulated his country on navigating "a route known to very few" to reach the Red Planet — something few other nations have accomplished.

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This Blog Is Ending Soon

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 6:11am

Krulwich and his Wonders are packing up, and before I go, I'd like to shake all your hands, each and every one of you, and say thank you. This is my goodbye.

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Obama Requests All Nations Participate In Climate Treaty

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 4:05am

Heads of state from well over 100 countries came to New York City this week to find ways to slow climate change. The summit is a dry run for a meeting next year to draft a treaty on global warming.

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Dire Predictions On Ebola's Spread From Top Health Organizations

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 6:00pm

The World Health Organization warns of more than 20,000 cases by early November if help doesn't arrive quickly in West Africa. The CDC projects 1.4 million cases by late January.

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Before You Take A Bite Of That Mushroom, Consider This

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 2:46pm

Guess what scientists found lurking inside a common-looking packet of supermarket porcini? Three entirely new species of fungi. That's what happens when you DNA sequence your dinner.

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Obama Calls For More Ambitious Approach To Climate Change In U.N. Speech

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 12:03pm

"There is such a thing as being too late," President Obama says in his address to the U.N. Climate Summit. The White House is touting tools to boost "global resilience" in the face of climate change.

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Climate Activists Look For Solutions From Business, Diplomats

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 3:24pm

Business and corporate leaders are starting to take climate risk seriously enough to put money on the table to do something about it.

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Why Raising Money To Fight Ebola Is Hard

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 3:24pm

Donors like being a part of a recovery story. It's hard to tell that kind of story about Ebola.

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Look Out MAVEN, India's Mars Orbiter Is Closing In

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 3:24pm

India's Mars Orbiter Mission is set to reach Mars on Wednesday, just days after a U.S. NASA probe began its orbit around the Red Planet. The difference? India did it on a much tighter budget.

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MOM is headed to Mars!

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 3:24pm

India's Mars Orbiter Mission is set to reach Mars on Wednesday. Julie McCarthy reports on how a country that can barely afford to feed its people justifies a space program.

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Massive Volcanic Eruption Is Making Iceland Grow

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 12:05pm

The eruption has been going for weeks. So far it hasn't been catastrophic, but it has been creating new ground.

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NASA: MAVEN Spacecraft Safely Circling Mars

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 7:12am

The orbital probe will study how the solar wind interacts with the red planet's thin atmosphere.

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Mars Has A New Visitor From Earth

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 3:59am

NASA's MAVEN spacecraft on Sunday night fired its six main rocket engines for 33 minutes. That slowed the probe down enough so it could be captured by the Red Planet's gravity.

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NFL Looks To Training To Prevent Domestic Violence By Players

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 2:33am

It's not violence on the job that makes some pro football players beat their wives or children, psychologists say. It's often childhood experience, fanned by a culture that accepts such behavior.

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The Biology Of Altruism: Good Deeds May Be Rooted In The Brain

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 2:32am

Angela Stimpson donated a kidney to a complete stranger. Why did she do it? Researchers found that the brains of Stimpson and other altruists are sensitive to fear and distress in a stranger's face.

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