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December 21, 2014

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2:00 PM | Gunman Kills Two NY Police Officers in Brooklyn
An African American gunman with an apparent grudge killed two New York police officers in a cold-blooded attack after weeks of outrage over police killings of unarmed black men.

December 19, 2014

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5:13 PM | DNews: A Bold New Hypothesis for the Origin of Life
There are several ideas to explain the origin of life on Earth. A new one is so elegant and simple that it might change our whole perception of life. What if life is something matter just does, under the right conditions? Julian explains.
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4:50 PM | Is the Sky Really Blue? Five Surprising Facts About Color
Did you know there are forbidden colors we can't see? And that the blue you see isn't really blue...
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2:50 PM | Sony Cancels Film Over Suspected N. Korea Hack
The company said it had no choice but to cancel the movie's Christmas release and pull it from theaters due to a credible threat.
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2:50 PM | Top Sierra Leone Doctor Dies From Ebola
Dr. Victor Willoughby, who contracted the disease on Saturday, was the 11th doctor in his country to die from the deadly disease.

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.
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