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When The Power's Out, Solar Panels May Not Keep The Lights On

Wed, 2014-09-17 00:16

With the price of solar panels falling, more municipalities and homeowners are installing them. But having solar panels doesn't mean you won't lose power in a blackout — at least not yet.

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Will Obama's Plan Bring The Ebola Outbreak Under Control?

Wed, 2014-09-17 00:15

The ambitious scope of the intervention has impressed aid workers, who have been crying for help for months. But the plan will need to be implemented quickly to get ahead of the spread of infections.

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Unregulated Skies: Keeping Watch On America's Vertical Borders

Wed, 2014-09-17 00:14

Tens of thousands of private planes fly through U.S. airspace daily. Federal agents at a Southern California air base monitor those flights, looking for drugs or terrorists. Sometimes, they find them.

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'Breaking Bad' Fans Get Their Fix In Spanish

Wed, 2014-09-17 00:12

Metástasis, the Spanish-language remake of the AMC series, ends this week on UniMás. The show is set in Colombia instead of New Mexico, but the story of a teacher-turned-drug dealer stays the same.

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Top Scientists Suggest A Few Fixes For Medical Funding Crisis

Wed, 2014-09-17 00:11

The answer, this time, isn't simply more cash, says Dr. Harold Varmus, director of the National Cancer Institute. Instead, changing the way research money is distributed might fix systemic problems.

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Vikings Now Say Adrian Peterson Is Banned From Team Activities

Tue, 2014-09-16 23:05

The change in running back Adrian Peterson's status will require him to stay away from the team while he takes care of legal proceedings regarding child abuse charges.

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Boeing And SpaceX Win $6.8 Billion In NASA Contracts

Tue, 2014-09-16 13:52

By 2017, the two American companies are expected to take over a job that NASA has relied upon Russia to perform: shuttling astronauts to the International Space Station.

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Dr. Kent Brantly: Ebola Survivor Gives Testimony On The Hill

Tue, 2014-09-16 13:32

The doctor spoke of "the horror that this disease visits upon its victims" and told a joint Senate committee hearing that he favors U.S. military intervention to fight it.

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More Birthdays For Kids Under 5 Around The World

Tue, 2014-09-16 13:13

The number of deaths of children under 5 has dropped by 49 percent since 1990. There are many reasons why, from better vaccines and health workers to "kangaroo mother care."

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Edible Packaging? Retailers Not Quite Ready To Ditch The Wrapper

Tue, 2014-09-16 12:42

To reduce waste, some enterprising companies are trying to roll out products that make the package part of the snack — edible packaging. But selling it to the retail market is trickier than it seems.

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Thanks To Nutella, The World Needs More Hazelnuts

Tue, 2014-09-16 12:11

Nutella, launched 50 years ago, has turned into a global phenomenon, boosting demand for hazelnuts. Now producers are looking beyond Turkey's north coast, where most of these nuts are grown.

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When Patients Set Science's Research Agenda, Who Loses?

Tue, 2014-09-16 12:11

Tired of waiting for a cure for breast cancer, a coalition of activists now leans hard on Congress to steer money to particular research projects. Critics say that approach may miss promising leads.

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Americans' Waistlines Are Expanding, And That's Not Good Fat

Tue, 2014-09-16 12:05

Are you more an apple or a pear? If it's the former, you've got company. Americans' waistlines are growing, even though obesity rates have plateaued. And more belly fat increases health risks.

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Obama Gives New Details On America's Effort To Fight Ebola

Tue, 2014-09-16 12:05

The president announced a "major increase" in the U.S. response to the outbreak, including a new military command center in Liberia, and sending medical professionals from the U.S. to field hospitals.

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Colleges Brainstorm Ways To Cut Back On Binge Drinking

Tue, 2014-09-16 11:46

With 40 percent of college students binge drinking, efforts to get students to drink less may seem futile. But something as simple as encouraging beer stores to quit selling ping-pong balls can help.

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Which Contagious Diseases Are The Deadliest?

Tue, 2014-09-16 11:12

To put Ebola in context, we tried to find a list of the deadliest contagious diseases. We couldn't. So with the help of scientists and health agencies, we came up with a rundown of the world's worst.

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Belgium Agrees To Euthanize Man Convicted Of Murder, Rape

Tue, 2014-09-16 11:09

Frank Van Den Bleeken says he wants to die because he hasn't seen any change in himself. A court agreed — and now his case is raising prickly questions in a country that has no death penalty.

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BP Lawyers Use Old-School Trick; Judge Not Amused

Tue, 2014-09-16 10:26

A legal filing tied to the company's Gulf oil spill case was supposed to have been capped at 35 pages. But lawyers for BP got a little creative with the spacing.

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Odile Leaves Wreckage In Mexico And Threatens Flooding In U.S.

Tue, 2014-09-16 10:02

Hurricane Odile is now a tropical storm, but it has heavy rainfall and power outages to the Baja Peninsula and surrounding areas. It could also bring new flooding to Tucson and nearby areas.

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Farewell, Heating Pad: Physical Therapists Say It Doesn't Help

Tue, 2014-09-16 08:19

Heating pads and other passive treatments don't do any good if the goal is gaining strength and mobility, according to the Choosing Wisely campaign. Instead, it's all about the exercise.

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