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Your Nose Knows Which Foods Are Fattiest

Thu, 2014-01-30 09:24

Low-fat ice cream just won't cut it for you? Maybe it's your nose telling you it's not the real deal. Researchers have found that people can actually smell differences in dietary fat in food. It's an ability that might have helped our ancestors find the best foods to survive on.

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Air Force Cheating Scandal Widens; 92 Nuclear Officers Linked

Thu, 2014-01-30 08:48

The scope of the scandal has grown sharply. Now, nearly 20 percent of the 500 officers in the nuclear weapons corps are implicated. The secretary of the Air Force says there are "systemic problems" in a command that has control over nuclear missiles.

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U.S.: Syria Behind Schedule On Dismantling Chemical Stockpile

Thu, 2014-01-30 08:47

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel echoed concerns expressed by the international watchdog group overseeing the operation that Syria is not meeting deadlines for handing over dangerous chemicals.

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Grade Inflation In The Maple Syrup Aisle: Now Everything Is An 'A'

Thu, 2014-01-30 08:33

If you like richer, darker, more intense maple syrup, you should pick Grade B. But the idea that B beats A seems counter-intuitive to lots of consumers who are just looking for something sweet to pour on their morning pancakes. So the syrup industry has revamped its grading system.

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Grade Inflation In The Maple Syrup Aisle: Now Everything Is An 'A'

Thu, 2014-01-30 08:33

If you like richer, darker, more intense maple syrup, you should pick Grade B. But the idea that B beats A seems counter-intuitive to lots of consumers who are just looking for something sweet to pour on their morning pancakes. So the syrup industry has revamped its grading system.

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At GOP Retreat, House Members Regroup On Immigration

Thu, 2014-01-30 08:30

Speaker John Boehner of Ohio is expected to present fellow Republicans with a one-sheet document that lays out principles for rewriting immigration laws. His caucus is split on the issue, so it's unclear whether he has the support to move forward with legislation.

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Sports Writer Ray Didinger On The Myth Of The 'Dumb' Football Player

Thu, 2014-01-30 08:00

Didinger, who has been covering football for decades, says there's a lot of thought that goes into successfully executing a football play. He tells Fresh Air's Dave Davies, "I really don't think you can be truly a dumb guy and play this game at the NFL level."

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Ron 'Jaws' Jaworski On What It's Like To Play The Super Bowl

Thu, 2014-01-30 08:00

Jaworski spent 16 years in the NFL, most of them with the Philadelphia Eagles, the team he took to the Super Bowl in 1981. Now the former quarterback works as a football analyst for ESPN. He tells Fresh Air's Dave Davies about what it feels like to play in the big game.

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Popular Testosterone Therapy May Raise Risk Of Heart Attack

Thu, 2014-01-30 07:14

Men who take testosterone supplements double their risk of heart attacks, a study finds. That was true for men over 65 and for younger men with heart disease. Testosterone supplements have become increasingly popular as a way to counter flagging libido.

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Popular Testosterone Therapy May Raise Risk Of Heart Attack

Thu, 2014-01-30 07:14

Men who take testosterone supplements double their risk of heart attacks, a study finds. That was true for men over 65 and for younger men with heart disease. Testosterone supplements have become increasingly popular as a way to counter flagging libido.

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Oh Toronto! New Accusation For Mayor And New Charge For Bieber

Thu, 2014-01-30 07:11

Mayor Rob Ford is accused in a lawsuit of conspiring with others to have a former family friend beaten up. Meanwhile, pop star Justin Bieber has appeared in the city to face charges related to an alleged assult on a limo driver.

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Sick Ship Sets Dubious Record For Royal Caribbean

Thu, 2014-01-30 07:06

Nearly 700 passengers and crew fell ill aboard the MS Explorer of the Seas — more people than any other cruise ship monitored by the CDC in the past two decades.

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Economy Ended 2013 With Growth Still Strong, Data Suggest

Thu, 2014-01-30 05:45

The nation's gross domestic product grew at a 3.2 percent annual rate, according to a preliminary estimate. That's solid growth and follows an even stronger third quarter. But claims for unemployment insurance rose last week.

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Meet The Cronut's Humble Offspring: The Doughscuit!

Thu, 2014-01-30 05:39

The Cronut is old news. A Chicago restaurant offers the latest doughnut hybridization: an impossible mix of doughnut-fried sweetness and crumbly biscuitness.

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Meet The Cronut's Humble Offspring: The Doughscuit

Thu, 2014-01-30 05:39

The Cronut is old news. The latest donut hybridization is a doughnut-biscuit from a restaurant in Chicago.

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Racing's Michael Schumacher Being Woken From Coma

Thu, 2014-01-30 04:45

The German driver fell while skiing in France last month and struck his head. Since then, he's been in a medically induced coma and doctors have operated twice. The process of waking him may "take a long time," Schumacher's manager says. It's too soon to say much about his post-coma prospects.

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Two Days Later, Atlantans Can Retrieve Cars Abandoned In Storm

Thu, 2014-01-30 04:00

Hundreds of vehicles remain on Atlanta's highways. They were left there Tuesday when ice brought traffic to a standstill. Now authorities will take drivers to their cars. The goal is to finally clear the roads.

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Embattled Ukrainian President Takes Sick Leave

Thu, 2014-01-30 02:16

A statement on the presidential website Thursday said Viktor Yanukovych has an acute respiratory illness and high fever. There was no indication of how long he might be on leave or whether he would be able to do any work.

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'Mariachi Olympic Prince' Takes Glamour To Sochi Ski Slopes

Thu, 2014-01-30 00:32

Hubertus Von Hohenlohe will be the only skier representing Mexico in the Winter Olympics in Russia. A German prince and one of the oldest athletes to be competing in the Winter Olympics, Hohenlohe says he doesn't expect to win any medals. But he does hope people will notice his flair for fashion.

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Asteroid Belt May Be Just One Big Melting Pot Of Space Rocks

Thu, 2014-01-30 00:30

New research shows that a planetary reshuffle might have shaped the ring of rubble between Mars and Jupiter.

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