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Math Nerd Or Bookworm? Many Of The Same Genes Shape Both Abilities

6 hours 36 min ago

About half the genetic contribution to a child's reading ability also shapes how math-savvy she is, a big study of twins finds. But there's still no telling exactly which genes are involved.

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The Science Of Settling: Calculate Your Mate With Moneyball

9 hours 7 min ago

Haven't found your soul mate yet? You might be searching for all the wrong things. One psychologist argues that you don't need to lower your standards — just shift your priorities.

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The Little Spacecraft That Couldn't

12 hours 54 min ago

A team of volunteer space cowboys may have to say goodbye to ISEE-3 and to their dream of reviving for a final mission the creaky, 36-year-old hardware. Failed tests Wednesday suggest a fuel problem.

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The Little Spacecraft That Couldn't

12 hours 54 min ago

A team of volunteer space cowboys may have to say goodbye to ICEE-3 and to their dream of reviving for a final mission the creaky, 36-year-old hardware. Failed tests Wednesday suggest a fuel problem.

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Bingeing On Bad News Can Fuel Daily Stress

12 hours 55 min ago

Simply watching, reading or listening to steady news coverage of a traumatic event can be as stressful as experiencing the event in person, research suggests.

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Last-Resort Antibiotics In Jeopardy As Use Rises Globally

July 9, 2014 - 7:18pm

Antibiotic sales in clinics and pharmacies around the world rose by more than a third over a decade. Now drugs reserved for the most dangerous bacteria are at risk of losing their effectiveness.

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Last-Resort Antibiotics In Jeopardy As Use Rises Globally

July 9, 2014 - 7:18pm

Antibiotic sales in clinics and pharmacies around the world rose by more than a third over a decade. Now drugs reserved for the most dangerous bacteria are at risk of losing their effectiveness.

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A User-Friendly Gardening System For The Plant-Challenged

July 9, 2014 - 4:54pm

If you always end up killing your house plants, this week's innovation pick may help. This new microfarming appliance grows produce indoors with just seeds, an electrical outlet and a little water.

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Biologist Says Promoting Diversity Is Key To 'Keeping The Bees'

July 9, 2014 - 2:33pm

Laurence Packer says humans need to appreciate both domestic bees and the some 20,000 species of wild bees. His book Keeping The Bees explores all types, including some that feed on tears.

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A Tough Little Droplet Fights To Stick Around

July 9, 2014 - 7:03am

It's just a drop of water. It's about to fall. And when it does, a story begins. What happens next may feel oddly familiar. Maybe it's telling you — about you.

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Like All Animals, We Need Stress. Just Not Too Much

July 9, 2014 - 3:32am

A racing mind and a pounding heart aren't all bad — the stress response can help humans and other animals deal with the unexpected. So what makes a vital system, which evolved to help us, turn toxic?

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As Engines Sputter To Life, Vintage Spacecraft Turns Toward Moon

July 8, 2014 - 8:30pm

So far, so good. ISEE-3, the versatile 1978 space probe that took a detour to greet a comet in the 1980s, is now on track to get close to the moon, scientists say, though course fixes can be tricky.

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In A Lab Store Room, An Unsettling Surprise: Lost Vials Of Smallpox

July 8, 2014 - 4:40pm

Scientists at the National Institutes of Health made an unpleasant discovery as they cleaned out an old laboratory: The lab contained vials of the smallpox virus, previously unknown to authorities.

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Plants Know The Rhythm Of The Caterpillar's Creep

July 8, 2014 - 4:12pm

According to new research, plants can hear the sounds of insects chewing. A University of Missouri study reports that plants can recognize the sound of a predator using the vibrations of their leaves.

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Will This Tech Tool Help Manage Older People's Health? Ask Dad

July 8, 2014 - 3:43pm

There's a growing market in technology to address health problems in older people. But young techies don't always know what their clients really need and want. Enter the focus group of Dad.

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What It Takes To Make A Decent Cup Of Coffee In Space

July 8, 2014 - 2:42pm

Italian engineers say they've finally come up with a way to brew espresso on the ISS so astronauts can ditch the instant coffee. We asked: What's so hard about making coffee in space? Answer: A lot.

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Globe-Trotting GMO Bananas Arrive For Their First Test In Iowa

July 8, 2014 - 10:34am

A new banana enhanced with vitamin A is intended to address diet deficiencies in Uganda. But if the past history of "biofortified" crops is prologue, it faces a tough road ahead.

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Can't Stand Meetings? Try Taking Away The Chairs

July 8, 2014 - 7:03am

Those who stood at meetings said they felt their colleagues were more open to their ideas, less territorial, and overall, did better collaborative work, researchers found.

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Some Parole Requirements Could Be Increasing The Crime Rate

July 8, 2014 - 5:01am

Prisoners who are released invariably make it back to the areas where they came from. Does this have a positive or negative effect on crime? Research triggered by Hurricane Katrina offers insight.

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The Secret History Behind The Science Of Stress

July 7, 2014 - 4:07pm

The tobacco industry played an influential role in the funding and popularization of stress research. A vast document archive details the relationships between cigarette makers and key scientists.

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