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Curiosity: It Helps Us Learn, But Why?

Fri, 2014-10-24 07:53

New research suggests that curiosity triggers chemical changes in the brain that help us better understand and retain information.

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Halloween High Jinks For Fun And Nonprofits

Fri, 2014-10-24 07:11

Many Americans are not scared to reuse old clothes for new Halloween costumes.

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Dallas Nurse Nina Pham, Now 'Ebola Free,' Discharged By NIH

Fri, 2014-10-24 07:04

The National Institutes of Health in Maryland announced that the 26-year-old who was infected while caring for a Liberian patient has no detectable virus in her blood.

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Boko Haram Reportedly Abducts More Girls Despite Cease-Fire Deal

Fri, 2014-10-24 06:22

A day after Nigeria's announcement last week that a truce had been signed and the release of more than 200 girls secured, 25 more were said to have been kidnapped by extremists.

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VIDEO: Talking While Female

Fri, 2014-10-24 05:03

For starters: Your voice is too squeaky, too loud; it lacks authority, is grating or obnoxious or unprofessional. Why is talking while female such an offense?

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Mali's First Ebola Case In Current Outbreak Is 2-Year-Old Girl

Fri, 2014-10-24 04:10

The toddler was reportedly brought by her grandmother from neighboring Guinea, where the epidemic is raging.

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A Wisecracking Biochemist Shares Her Kitchen ABCs

Fri, 2014-10-24 03:03

Shirley Corriher, author of Cookwise: The Hows and Whys of Successful Cooking, has tips on taking the bitter bite out of coffee, and holding onto cabbage's red hue while it's in the pan.

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A Black Cosmetic Company Sells, Or Sells Out?

Fri, 2014-10-24 02:48

Entrepreneur Lisa Price started Carol's Daughter to create natural hair and skin products for black women. Now that L'Oreal owns the brand, can it maintain the loyalty of African-American customers?

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A Black Cosmetic Company Sells, Or Sells Out?

Fri, 2014-10-24 02:48

Carol's Daughter was started to sell products for black women who wear their hair natural. But ever since L'Oréal bought the brand, folks are wondering if it can maintain the loyalty of its customers.

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Man With Hatchet Shot Dead After Attacking NYPD Officers

Fri, 2014-10-24 02:47

The attacker charged a group of patrol officers in Queens, wounding two of them. A bystander was hit by a stray police bullet as police engaged the assailant.

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Iraq's Abu Ghraib Is Back In The News, Now As A Front-Line Town

Fri, 2014-10-24 00:53

A town west of Baghdad and home to a notorious prison, Abu Ghraib is where Iraq troops are bracing for a possible attacks by Islamic State militants. Many local residents feel caught in the middle.

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European Scientists Conclude That Distant Comet Smells Terrible

Fri, 2014-10-24 00:53

A European spacecraft has picked up a foul odor emanating from a comet called 67P/C-G. Imagine sharing a stable with a drunk person and a dozen rotten eggs.

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With Ferguson Protests, 20-Somethings Become First-Time Activists

Fri, 2014-10-24 00:53

Near Ferguson, Mo., young people are taking the lead in protesting police brutality. Many say they had never considered activism before, but saw Michael Brown's shooting death as a call to action.

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A Tale Of Immigration Unleashed In 'Green Dragons' Film

Fri, 2014-10-24 00:53

The film Revenge of the Green Dragons is based on the true story of a Chinese-American gang in New York City that helped traffic unauthorized immigrants from China in the 1980s and '90s.

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Frank Mankiewicz, Aide Who Announced Robert Kennedy's Death, Dies

Thu, 2014-10-23 22:23

The journalist, political aide and author was Kennedy's press secretary when he died in 1968. Mankiewicz also ran Sen. George McGovern's presidential campaign. He died Thursday night at the age of 90.

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Recently Returned From Africa, Doctor Tests Positive For Ebola At NYC Hospital

Thu, 2014-10-23 17:48

A doctor, identified as Craig Spencer, who had worked in Ebola-stricken countries with Doctors Without Borders, had been monitoring his health and arrived at the hospital today with a fever.

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Criticized Over Missing Mexican Students, Governor Of Guerrero Will Step Down

Thu, 2014-10-23 17:41

Angel Aguirre had been under growing pressure to step down as the investigation of the student's disappearance dragged on.

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EU Leaders Agree To Cut Emissions By At Least 40 Percent

Thu, 2014-10-23 15:44

The president of the European Council said the agreement marked the "world's most ambitious" energy policy. Environmentalists worry it still falls short of what's needed to curb global warming.

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Calling 911 On Your Cell? It's Harder To Find You Than You Think

Thu, 2014-10-23 14:24

If you call 911 from inside a tall building, emergency responders may have difficulty finding you. Cellphone GPS technology currently doesn't work well indoors — but the FCC hopes to change that.

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Second White House Fence Jumper Had Been Arrested Before

Thu, 2014-10-23 14:19

Dominic Adesanya, 23, has been charged with two misdemeanors. Adesanya was stopped on the White House lawn by two Secret Service dogs.

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