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After Alzheimer's Diagnosis, 'The Stripping Away Of My Identity'

January 31, 2015 - 5:04pm

Greg O'Brien talks about how his life has changed in the five years since he was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease. "More and more I don't recognize people," he says.

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Why Do We Love Football So Much? Theater Tackles Tough Questions

January 31, 2015 - 5:31am

A play based on interviews with former NFL players, their families and fans digs deep: What's so fun about a sport that devastates bodies and brains? And what if it can't be made safer?

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Why Do We Love Football So Much? Theater Tackles Tough Questions

January 31, 2015 - 5:31am

A play based on interviews with former NFL players, their families and fans digs deep: What's so fun about a sport that devastates bodies and brains? And what if it can't be made safer?

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By Impersonating Her Mom, A Comedian Grows Closer To Her

January 30, 2015 - 4:39pm

Human relationships are entanglements, and those connections often aren't clear to us at all. When Maria Bamford impersonated her mom, she realized what she loved about her — and about herself.

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Jeremy The Koala, Rescued From Australian Brush Fire, Goes Home

January 30, 2015 - 12:36pm

The animal had suffered burns to his paws in the blaze that swept through the Adelaide area earlier this month. After a full recovery, he has been released back into the wild.

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Could This Virus Be Good For You?

January 30, 2015 - 4:17am

Scientists studying HIV and Ebola have noticed another virus hitching along for the ride in some blood samples. Now they're trying to figure out whether the lurker helps the body fend off disease.

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Scientists, General Public Have Divergent Views On Science, Report Says

January 29, 2015 - 5:26pm

A Pew Research Center study shows that the two groups disagree most strongly on the safety of GM foods, the use of animals in research, climate change and human evolution.

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Food Industry Drags Its Heels On Recyclable And Compostable Packaging

January 29, 2015 - 4:56pm

A new report from two environmental groups reviewed the recyclability and compostability of packaging from 47 food companies. It found few examples of companies that have prioritized waste reduction.

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U.S. Nuclear Scientist Caught In FBI Sting Is Jailed For Espionage

January 29, 2015 - 9:30am

Pedro Leonardo Mascheroni is sentenced to five years after telling FBI agents posing as Venezuelan officials that he could design and supervise the building of 40 nuclear bombs.

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Companies Wanting Immediate Sales Should Pass On Super Bowl Ads

January 29, 2015 - 5:03am

Researchers asked this question: Is a company better off spending big money for a Super Bowl ad or buying several spots for that same amount of money at a less expensive time of the year?

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Rare Fox Takes A Walk In The Park, And Yosemite Staff Cheer

January 28, 2015 - 7:28pm

It's been nearly 100 years since a sighting of a Sierra Nevada red fox was documented in Yosemite National Park, according to park staff.

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Charles Townes, Laser Pioneer, Black Hole Discoverer, Dies At 99

January 28, 2015 - 6:25pm

Physicist Charles Townes died Tuesday. He was a key inventor of the laser and won the Nobel Prize for his discovery in 1964. But his career didn't end there.

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Coffee Horror: Parody Pokes At Environmental Absurdity Of K-Cups

January 28, 2015 - 6:21pm

The market for single-serving coffee pods is dominated by Keurig's K-Cups. But they aren't recyclable, and critics say that's making a monster of an environmental mess. Meet the K-Cup Godzilla.

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Florida Health Officials Hope To Test GMO Mosquitoes This Spring

January 28, 2015 - 5:28pm

The British firm that developed the strain of mosquito says it has already tested the insect in tropical countries and found it can reduce populations of disease-carrying mosquitoes by 90 percent.

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India Grows, Canada Disappears: Mapping Countries By Population

January 28, 2015 - 2:33pm

A cartogram posted on Reddit shows what the world looks like if you scale countries by their population. Watch out China! India is catching up with you.

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Why Teens Are Impulsive, Addiction-Prone And Should Protect Their Brains

January 28, 2015 - 2:03pm

New research shows that teenagers' brains aren't fully insulated, so the signals travel slowly when they need to make decisions. Neuroscientist Frances Jensen, who wrote The Teenage Brain, explains.

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Why Dump Treated Wastewater When You Could Make Beer With It?

January 28, 2015 - 11:06am

An Oregon company has developed a high-tech process for turning sewage into pure drinking water. Now it's asking the state for permission to give its recycled water to a group of home brewers.

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Bilingual Studies Reveal Flaw In How Info Reaches Mainstream

January 28, 2015 - 5:14am

A host of studies and popular reports tout the cognitive benefits of being bilingual. Is that because being bilingual has mental benefits, or because the science is biased?

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Obama Administration To Allow Drilling Off Southeastern Atlantic Coast

January 27, 2015 - 4:10pm

The Obama administration announced on Tuesday that it will allow oil companies to drill off the southeastern Atlantic Coast. The move will also restrict access along parts of Alaska's coast.

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Beef Packers Block Plan To Revive Growth-Promoting Drug

January 27, 2015 - 11:30am

Beef processors continue to block efforts to bring back Zilmax, a drug that makes cattle put on weight faster. Is it because they're concerned about animal welfare, or beef exports?

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