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December 18, 2014

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5:17 PM | DNews: Visiting Teams Strike Out with Referees
It can't be an easy to officiate a sport fairly, especially in games with tens of thousands of rabid fans loving or hating every call. Science thinks there's even some evidence officials subconsciously lose their impartiality toward the home team.
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5:00 PM | Think You're All European or African? Most Are Mixed
Think you are all European or African? DNA reveals that many of us are actually of mixed heritage.

December 17, 2014

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5:20 PM | Strict Belief-Based Diet Contributes to Child's Death
A Canadian toddler has died from an infection that could have been easily treated. Continue reading →
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1:00 PM | Exhaled Pounds: How Fat Leaves the Body
When you lose weight, where does it go? Turns out, most of it is exhaled.
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10:19 AM | DNews: What's the Difference Between a Cold and the Flu?
They might share many of the same symptoms, but the cold and the flu really are two very different things, starting with what causes them. Trace explains what you can and can't do when either of them comes calling your name.

December 16, 2014

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7:45 PM | Beehive 'Spackle' May Help Battle Baldness
The resin-like material honeybees use to patch holes in their hives encourages hair growth in mice, scientists find.
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4:51 PM | DNews: New Picture Emerging of Young Brains on Sugar
Scientists are discovering that neurological changes that create addictive brains can begin at a very young age, while the brain is still developing. What does that mean for children and sweets? Could some of them be addicted to sugar?
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9:00 AM | DNews: Beyond Looks and Personality: How We Pick Our Mates
It turns out that there's more to attraction and partner-choosing than just sticking with the one-two punch of looks and personality. You might be employing the "framing effect" in your mate search, without even realizing it.

December 15, 2014

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5:01 PM | DNews: Could Laughing Gas Be a Way to Treat Depression?
Depression is serious business, but could a gas that makes us giggle be an effective treatment for the clinically depressed? Crystal Dilworth reports on a study that put nitrous oxide to the test.
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4:15 PM | Sydney Siege Over as Armed Police Storm Cafe
Armed police stormed a cafe in central Sydney, ending a siege where a gunman had been holding hostages since Monday morning.

December 13, 2014

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11:04 AM | DNews Exclusive: The People Behind 'Gold Rush '
The producer of "Gold Rush" talks through the different personalities involved.

December 12, 2014

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2:20 PM | Can Cops Predict Crime?
Law enforcement officials are taking advantage of new tools of computer science, machine learning and big data to figure out where criminals may strike next.
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8:21 AM | DNews Exclusive: Street Outlaws' Big Chief
Get to know the big kahuna and learn how he sees the world, and his business.

December 11, 2014

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11:30 PM | Men Take Idiotic Risks, Study Confirms
The theory that men are more likely to take stupid risks is supported by the first systematic analysis of sex differences in risk-taking behavior.
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4:55 PM | DNews: With Gift Giving, the Thought Doesn't Always Count
Are you happy with the relationship you're in? Or are you trying to enhance a new one with the perfect gift? Think hard, people! There's evidence to suggest if you choose wrong, you might just cost yourself much more than what you spent on the item.
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3:42 PM | Alzheimer's Breakthrough Could Hold Key to Cure
Zeroing in on a tiny molecule in the brain could be the key to finding a way to reverse the disease.

December 10, 2014

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8:00 PM | Why We torture When We Know It Doesn't Work
Authorities torture because of incompetence, revenge and a desire for control.
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8:44 AM | DNews Exclusive: Gags to Riches
Learn the story of how "Billy Bob's Gags to Riches" came to be.

December 08, 2014

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10:45 PM | Can't Sleep? A Week of Camping Could be the Fix
Night owls could use a week in the woods, reports a new study, which can fix what ails your circadian rhythms.
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7:00 PM | How Placebos Can Help You Run Faster
Runners may benefit from the power of placebos -- even after they know they've been duped.
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6:31 PM | Pope Francis Illuminates World's Largest Christmas Tree
Made of nearly 1,000 multi-colored lights connected by more than 5 miles of electrical cable, the tree is a lighting display laid out on the side of Mount Ingino.
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2:30 PM | Gift List Circa 50,000 B.C.: Photos
Are you struggling with your holiday shopping list? Imagine what your options may have been more than 50,000 years ago.

December 06, 2014

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5:15 AM | Left-Handed People Make Less Money, Finds Research
The differences in brain wiring could make lefties vulnerable to some learning disabilities.

December 05, 2014

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11:35 PM | Brain Games Don't Improve Memory or Cognition
Many companies offer programs to help keep your mind sharp -- but do they work?
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5:30 PM | DNews: You Don't Have to Be Awake to Have a Panic Attack
The middle-of-the-night, wake up and commence panicking about something thing is a feeling many know well. But why do we wake up in the first place and head straight into panic mode? Amy examines how our subconscious mind is a key panic problem.

December 04, 2014

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10:30 PM | Why Juries Rarely Rule Against Cops
Policing is violent, and juries often give officers benefit of the doubt.
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5:20 PM | Flu Shots May Not Work Well This Year
One of the dominant flu strains infecting people now is a mutated form that the flu shot may not protect against.
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5:18 PM | DNews: We Burn More Calories Eating in a Shorter Time Window
Want to be a better burner of all those calories you regret taking in? Maybe compressing your eating into a 8-12 hour window could help. Catie Wayne has the results of a study on how time windows affect our ability to process food.
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2:00 PM | DNews: Nearly Half of U.S. Infants Sleep with Unsafe Bedding
Whether it's toys, loose blankets, pillows or quilts -- too many cribs today contain hazards for infants, who are at risk of either accidental suffocation or sudden infant death syndrome. Catie reviews the study and has tips on proper infant bedding.
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1:35 PM | 100 Brains Go Missing, But Why Were They Even Collected?
Thieves target a vast collection of human brains stored in jars at the University of Texas at Austin.
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