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October 30, 2014

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5:30 PM | DNews: How Young is Too Young to Use Technology?
"Kids these days..." They're using tablets practically right out of the womb! Other than embarrassing people 40 times their age who can't even figure out how to visit Youtube, is there any harm in letting the little ones loose so early?
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4:10 PM | How Diseases Inspired Movie Monsters
The forensics of movie monsters reveals that most popular Halloween and horror film characters aren't fearsome. They're just not feeling well. Continue reading →
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9:57 AM | DNews: How Humans Survive Falling Faster Than Sound
Felix Baumgartner and now Google exec Alan Eustace have each broken the sound barrier without mechanical engine thrust to aid them. How on Earth can a person fall THAT fast and still live to see terra firma again?

October 29, 2014

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3:09 PM | Brain Scans Show Abnormalities in Chronic Fatigue Patients
Brains of people who experience chronic fatigue are different than those of people who don't. Continue reading →
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1:20 PM | Are Ebola Politics Snuffing Out the Science?
Spats between politicians and the public over how to react to the Ebola virus may threaten public trust and could keep workers from going to Africa.

October 28, 2014

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9:40 PM | Scientists Resurrect 700-Year-Old Virus
An entire plant virus is reconstituted from DNA in the 700-year-old sample.
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9:14 PM | Could Ebola Cure Be Crowd-Funded?
A researcher raised over $100,000 in two weeks to buy a piece of equipment used in Ebola drug research. Continue reading →
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1:25 PM | When Spirits 'Dictate' Books: What's to Believe?
Many popular books are claimed to have been written by the dead through psychics. Continue reading →
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11:45 AM | Murderers May Be Hardwired to Kill
Two mutated genes help to explain why the majority of all violent crimes are committed by a small group of antisocial, repeat male offenders.
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9:56 AM | DNews: Eyes vs. Cameras: How They See Things
Is a camera just a human eye by another name? Trace takes a look at what each of these complex imaging devices can and can't achieve.

October 25, 2014

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5:40 PM | This Family Doesn't Sweat: Here's Why
People with a rare disorder called anhidrosis cannot produce sweat, and now a new study finds that the condition may be caused by a mutation in a single gene.
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12:00 PM | Can You Get Ebola on Public Transportation?
News that a doctor in New York with Ebola traveled on the subway the day before he developed symptoms of the disease may have some people worried about contracting Ebola on public transportation.

October 24, 2014

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6:00 PM | Nurse Free of Ebola, Excited to Reunite With Dog
Another Ebola victory: Nina Pham, the first nurse in Dallas to be infected with Ebola, is now free of the virus.
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3:30 PM | Ancient Humans May Not Have Been Redheads
Ancient humans found with red hair weren't necessarily redheads in life, but may have acquired their carrot tops after death, a new study finds.
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1:05 PM | First Ebola Case Hits New York
A doctor who recently returned to New York from treating Ebola patients in Guinea tests positive for the deadly virus.
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11:00 AM | The Science (and Non-Science) of the Ouija
Ouija, the mysterious oracle, has mystified many for decades, apparently contacting the dead. How does it work? Continue reading →

October 23, 2014

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9:00 PM | Oldest High-Altitude Settlement Found in Andes
Two ancient sites found high in the Peruvian Andes reveal humans have been living at extremely high altitude since at least 12,000 years ago.
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6:30 PM | The Ethics of Treating Ebola
Two experts on medical ethics address the most pressing Ebola ethical questions, from performing CPR to the use of medical placebos.
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5:17 PM | DNews: Is Your Personality Affected by Your Birth Season?
A new study argues that the season in which your were born can help determine your personality and even significantly impact your risk of developing mood disorders.
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1:00 PM | The Science Behind Renee Zellweger's New Face
The 45-year-old actress looked almost unrecognizable to fans who know her best from her earlier movies.

October 22, 2014

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5:00 PM | 45,000-Year-Old Man Was Human-Neanderthal Mix
A Siberian man who was part human and part Neanderthal is shedding light on when Africans first successfully settled in Europe and Asia...and mated with Neanderthals who were already living there. Continue reading →
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5:00 PM | 'Hobbit Humans' Actually Might Not Have Been Human
The Hobbit Human descended from the more-ancient, pre-human group Australopithecus, argues one of the world's leading anthropologists. Continue reading →

October 21, 2014

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9:39 PM | Urbanites Prefer Manly Men, Feminine Women
Preference for ultra-masculine men and ultra-feminine women is an urban habit, a new study suggests. Continue reading →
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3:44 PM | Ebola Patients Generate 440 Gallons of Medical Waste Daily
Each Ebola patient produces a staggering amount of waste that includes everything from the oft mentioned bodily fluids to contaminated bed sheets. Continue reading →
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9:41 AM | DNews: Drinking Alcohol Can Really Mess with Your Sperm
All it takes is one drink a week for sperm count and overall quality to be degraded, at least that's all it took in a study of 1,200 Danish soldiers. Ross Everett stops by to explain.

October 20, 2014

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5:18 PM | DNews: Healthy Food Three Times the Cost of Unhealthy Fare
A study out of the U.K. finds healthy food prices rising three times faster than less healthy foodstuff. Tara find out why it takes bigger bucks to dine well.
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3:30 PM | 'Oldest Parisian': Neanderthal Fossil Suggests Hunting Injury
One of three newly found prehistoric arm bones, likely from a Neanderthal, suggests that the individual had a muscle injury near the shoulder.
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11:56 AM | DNews: There's More to Why We Blink Than Meets the Eye
It turns out there's a whole lot more to our blinking habit than merely keeping our eyeballs moist and clean. Trace explains why what we're doing impacts how often we blink.

October 17, 2014

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7:09 PM | 'Plainclothes Man' Near Ebola Patient at Risk?
A look at guidelines concerning protective gear finds that there is a lot up to interpretation. Continue reading →
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3:30 PM | New Technique Helps Find Consciousness in Coma Patients
Some patients who are in a coma may be aware of their surroundings even though they can't visibly communicate with others, and now, scientists have found a new way to help identify these patients.
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