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Your Pill Is Printing: FDA Approves First 3-D-Printed Drug

Tue, 2015-08-04 07:39

The company that makes Spritam says the 3-D-printed pill dissolves quickly, even at the highest doses.

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The Strangest Presidential Campaign Ever

Tue, 2015-08-04 07:18

In the annals of American politics, there have been some pretty quirky quests for the White House.

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Did Beijing's Olympics Song Lift Parts Of 'Let It Go'?

Tue, 2015-08-04 06:42

Does a Chinese song cross the line between inspiration and imitation? Many commenters online are saying yes.

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In The Fight Against Tsetse Flies, Blue Is The New Black

Tue, 2015-08-04 06:14

For some unknown reason, the insects that transmit sleeping sickness in sub-Saharan Africa are attracted to the color blue. So scientists think blue flytraps could help wipe out the disease for good.

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Circus Tent Collapse Kills 2 During Storm In New Hampshire

Tue, 2015-08-04 04:31

"We lost two lives – a father and a daughter – at an event that was supposed to be fun," Gov. Maggie Hassan says.

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Play Hard, Live Free: Where Wild Play Still Rules

Tue, 2015-08-04 04:28

A California playground embraces the value of wild play.

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So You Flunked A Racism Test. Now What?

Tue, 2015-08-04 04:03

Scientists are working on ways to train our brains away from deeply held prejudices — including hacking your subconscious while you sleep.

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Monsoon Flooding Kills Dozens In Myanmar, Prompting Calls For Help

Tue, 2015-08-04 03:12

More than 200,000 people have been displaced by floods and landslides, with at least 46 deaths reported.

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New Power Plant Rules Likely To Start Slow-Burning Debate, Legal Action

Tue, 2015-08-04 01:49

A huge legal battle is coming over the White House plan to address climate change with additional power plant regulations. The coal industry has the most to lose, and plans to take the EPA to court.

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Here's The Buzz On America's Forgotten Native 'Tea' Plant

Tue, 2015-08-04 01:49

It's called yaupon. Native Americans once made a brew from its caffeinated leaves and traded them widely. With several companies now selling yaupon, it may be poised for a comeback.

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Berlin's New Airport: Still In A Holding Pattern

Tue, 2015-08-04 01:49

Berlin is one of Europe's premiere cities, yet it lacks an airport befitting its status due to years of delays and cost overruns. The new airport was supposed open in 2012. Now the target is 2017.

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How New Jersey Tamed The Wild Blueberry For Global Production

Tue, 2015-08-04 01:49

In the past 10 years, the global blueberry crop has tripled. Yet the big, round commercial blueberry is a fairly recent innovation. It was created by breeders exactly 100 years ago, in New Jersey.

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The U.S. Declared War On Veteran Homelessness — And It Actually Could Win

Tue, 2015-08-04 01:49

In 2009, then-Veterans Affairs head Eric Shinseki declared that all homeless veterans would have housing by the end of 2015. New Orleans has made big strides, but in Los Angeles, the problem persists.

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A Community Built Around Older Adults Caring For Adoptive Families

Tue, 2015-08-04 01:49

A neighborhood in Rantoul, Ill., offers older adults a break in rent in exchange for six hours a week helping families with adopted foster kids. And the model is catching on.

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Planned Parenthood Opponents Talk Government Shutdown After Bill Fails

Tue, 2015-08-04 01:49

An effort to strip Planned Parenthood of federal funding failed in the Senate on Monday, but the fight isn't over. That was only the opening volley in a larger funding battle to play out in September.

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Is Obamacare's Research Institute Worth The Billions?

Tue, 2015-08-04 01:03

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute is supposed to figure out which medical treatments work best. But there are sharp political and scientific disagreements over how to do that.

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Delta Will Ban Big Game Trophies As Airline Freight

Mon, 2015-08-03 15:17

The airline said in a statement on Monday that, effective immediately, it "will officially ban shipment of all lion, leopard, elephant, rhinoceros, and buffalo trophies."

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Could Your Child's Picky Eating Be A Sign Of Depression?

Mon, 2015-08-03 13:30

Most young children who are extra choosy about what they'll eat eventually outgrow the habit. But research finds that in extreme cases, the pickiness may be linked to depression or social anxiety.

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From The Eye Of The Hurricane To Near Oblivion: Katrina's Forgotten Town

Mon, 2015-08-03 13:28

Tiny Pearlington, Miss., was obliterated 10 years ago. In a town of 1,700, only two houses survived. Volunteers did most of the rebuilding, for better or worse, and recovery has been slow and uneven.

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Tired Of The Seoul-Sucking Rat Race, Koreans Flock To Farming

Mon, 2015-08-03 13:28

More than 80 percent of people in South Korea live in cities. But in the last few years, that has started to change. Tens of thousands of South Koreans are relocating to the countryside each year.

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