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July 25, 2014

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3:44 PM | DNews: What Happens to Your Body When You Fast?
People in a number of religious faiths practice fasting at points throughout the year, and people find secular reasons to curb their food intake too. Besides the hunger a fasting person feels, what's going on inside the body when the food stops?
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3:30 PM | Ebola Death Toll Reaches 660, Doctor Contracts Virus
The death toll numbers are up from the deadly disease and the number of cases has surpassed 1,000.
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11:00 AM | Brainpower: We Use More Than You'd ... Think
We use nearly all of our brains -- every day -- but understand very little of how our minds work. →

July 24, 2014

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9:58 PM | Sandusky Victim Sparks Repressed Memory Concerns
The son of convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky says memories of abuse have come back to him, but there are reasons for caution. Continue reading →
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7:00 PM | 100,000-Year-Old Case of Brain Damage Discovered
The child was able to survive head trauma for several years, but suffered from permanent brain damage as a result.
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4:52 PM | DNews: Probiotics Are Good for More Than Just Your Gut
Probiotics are all the rage now, but digestion isn't the only area where they might hold promise.
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4:30 PM | DNews: 9 Surprising Things You Might Not Know Expire
You buy a product, and if you read the back at all it's probably just a quick glance at "Directions." But you might do well to check for an expiration date -- stuff can go bad that you'd never guess would self-destruct!
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12:40 PM | 'Uncontacted' Amazon People Treated for Flu
The illness is potentially deadly for the individuals, who have never been exposed to it before.

July 23, 2014

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5:30 PM | 10 Signs We're in a Cold War
From sports and space, to trade and missiles, frosty U.S.-Russia relations are back.
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4:51 PM | DNews: What Is Genius and Where Does It Come From?
The word genius gets tossed around frequently these days. But what constitutes genius, and what does the brain have to do with it? Trace takes up the mystery behind super-smarts.
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1:46 PM | DNews: Why Do Eye and Hair Color Change?
Got sparkling baby blues? How about brown? And why, oh, why does our hair go gray with age? As with so many things, it's all about the genes. Trace has the details.
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1:40 PM | U.S. Man Claims Africa Land, Daughter a 'Princess'
U.S. man planted a flag in a tiny parcel of uninhabited land on the border between Egypt and Sudan, and The Kingdom of North Sudan was born.

July 22, 2014

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10:00 PM | Exorcism Death Priest Released from Prison
A Romanian priest jailed for seven years for killing a woman during an exorcism has been released.
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5:36 PM | DNews: Is Your Smartphone Hurting Your Relationships?
Are you tethered to your phone for what seems like every waking hour? Laci and Tara examine what kind of damage you could be doing to your social life.
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1:24 PM | Why the New 'Anti-HIV' Pill Isn't for Everyone
The new pill Truvada might seem like the closest thing to an actual HIV vaccine, but not so fast, says Trace Dominguez. The CDC isn't even recommending it to the general public.

July 21, 2014

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11:58 PM | Why the Malaysian Jet Crash Sparks Conspiracies
The circumstances of the downed Malaysian airplane in Ukraine made it ripe for conspiracy theories.
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5:00 PM | Talking to Strangers Can Make You Happier
Public transit commutes are more enjoyable when you actually talk to the person sitting inches away from you, new research shows. Continue reading →

July 19, 2014

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8:00 AM | DNews: Will Texting Be the Death of Spelling and Grammar?
Is all of the texting we do burying the language as we know it? If ur all idk, prob could b! Ross Everett pops in to DNews to tell grammar nerds far and wide if all hope is lost.

July 18, 2014

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5:52 PM | What's in Store for Those Who Downed Malaysian Jet?
When a Malaysian Airlines passenger jet was shot down over Ukraine, speculation about who was behind it began immediately. While it's too soon to know who was responsible, Trace examines what the ramifications might be for the guilty.
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1:00 PM | Why Were Commercial Jets Still Flying Over Ukraine?
The downing of a Malaysia Airlines jet over Ukraine has raised questions about why the company persisted in flying in conflict-zone airspace.

July 17, 2014

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7:40 PM | How Hard Is It to Shoot Down a Plane?
Radar launching systems are easy to use, but data can be misinterpreted.
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4:30 PM | Malaysian Passenger Jet Crashes in Ukraine
A Malaysian airliner flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur has crashed in east Ukraine, where pro-Russian rebels are battling government forces, Russian and Ukrainian news agencies reported, citing aviation and security sources.
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1:18 PM | DNews: Risk Factors That Make You Ripe for Online Fraud
Lost your job? Feeling depressed? Such emotion-packed situations might put you in the cross hairs of an online scammer. Tara explains.
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8:50 AM | DNews: Health Benefits May Be Hiding in Your Spice Rack
From cinnamon to thyme to rosemary, some of your favorite spices could offer more to your day than just a nice bit of flavor.

July 15, 2014

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5:14 PM | DNews: Can Binge-Drinking in Teenagers Be Predicted?
Neurologists found a way to predict -- with 70 percent accuracy -- which 14-year-olds will become binge drinkers by age 16. Find out the details from Laci.
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4:20 PM | Bad Habit? You Can Forget About It
Getting rid of some habits is as easy as forgetting that you learned them, according to a new study. Continue reading →

July 14, 2014

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10:00 PM | Friends Have More DNA in Common Than Strangers
People unsuspectingly choose friends who share parts of the same DNA, a new genetic analysis finds.
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8:31 PM | Stress Slows Metabolism
Eating a high-fat meal after a stressful day led to calories burning more slowly, reports a new study. Continue reading →
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5:40 PM | Pope Francis Calls Celibacy a 'Problem'
Pope Francis hints at lifting the ban on priests marrying and acknowledges the presence of paedophiles in the clergy.
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3:00 PM | Brain-Eating Amoeba Thrives in Warm, Fresh Water
The recent death of a young girl due to a brain-eating amoeba serves as a reminder of this deadly organism, which can infect summer swimmers, neti pot users and others.
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