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January 30, 2015

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4:35 PM | Could Super Bowl Be Influenced By Biological Clocks?
The outcome of this weekend's Super Bowl, along with other major sporting events, may depend on whether the players are night owls or early birds.
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11:00 AM | Will Gene Sequencing Make Food Safer?
IBM and Mars Inc. are teaming up to genetically sequence the microbial communities that exist in food production facilities so consumers can be better protected.

January 29, 2015

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6:38 PM | Conservative or Liberal? It May Affect Your Longevity
People whose political ideas are on the liberal end of the spectrum may be less likely to die early than those whose ideas are conservative or moderate.
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4:30 PM | Super Bowl: Top NFL Scandals
The deflation equation is now up to physicists -- but it's not the first trouble for the NFL.

January 28, 2015

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4:47 PM | DNews: Chewing Gum Can Be Just as Good for You as Flossing
Next time you're out walking and chewing gum, consider that you might actually be practicing good oral hygiene while you stroll. It turns out that some gums trap their fair share of bacteria, leading to a cleaner mouth.
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3:00 PM | First Neanderthal-Human 'Love Child' From Israel
The remains of an ancient Israeli female strongly suggests that Neanderthals and Homo sapiens first met and mated in Israel.
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12:00 PM | $9 Million Fine for Green Coffee Bean Deception
The manufacturer of a coffee bean extract promoted on 'The Dr. Oz' show has been fined $9 million for false claims and deceptive practices. Continue reading →

January 27, 2015

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8:48 PM | Itchy Skin, Diarrhea Evolved to Promote Good Health
Flatulence, diarrhea, rashes and other health issues have been with some humans and their ancestors for up to a million or more years.
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5:20 PM | DNews: What's Behind the Rise in Measles Cases?
With the recent measles outbreak linked to a certain famous mouse's home turf in California, the spotlight has been thrown back onto a disease that was thought largely eradicated in the United States.
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4:00 PM | Big-Toothed Fossil May Be Primitive New Human
The human history plot thickens with the discovery of a new archaic human from Taiwan that might have coexisted and interbred with our species.
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1:21 PM | Explainer: For-Profit Prisons
It's a notion that might fly under the radar a bit, but not all prisons are state or federally run. Some corrections facilities are in effect outsourced to private firms. Julia explains.

January 24, 2015

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9:43 PM | Chilean Farmer Finds 'Chupacabra'; Probably Cat Mummy
A farmer in Chile has found two mummified animals and claims they may be the remains of the mythical chupacabra.

January 23, 2015

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3:30 PM | Human 'Atlas' Reveals Where Proteins Are in Body
The map reveals exactly which proteins are special to organs, and which ones are common across all tissues in the body.

January 22, 2015

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9:00 PM | Deflategate: How Players Alter Footballs and Why
The Patriots are being accused of breaking an NFL rule by deflating game balls. Learn how the level of inflation affects the ball in play.
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7:00 PM | Human-Like Hands Came Before Actual Humans
Some of the earliest members of our family tree were able to do relatively sophisticated tasks with their hands.

January 21, 2015

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5:20 PM | Boy's 'Spontaneous Combustion' May Be Child Abuse
The parents of a boy claimed to be a victim of spontaneous human combustion in 2013 now have a second child with the same 'problem' and police are skeptical.
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5:02 PM | DNews: Finally an Answer: Here's The Deal with Airline Food
Airlines have heard your mockery and are starting to apply scientific research to how they cook and serve their in-flight meals. If you've ever wondered, NOT in jest, why airplane food leaves something to be desired, here's why.
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1:55 PM | Coffee May Protect Against Some Skin Cancers
People who drink coffee regularly may be protected against malignant melanoma, the leading cause of skin-cancer death in the U.S.
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11:00 AM | How Sleep Keeps You Healthy, Helps You Heal
Sleep probably gets less credit than it should for battling illness since much of its work is under cover.

January 20, 2015

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2:25 PM | Why Sleep Paralysis Can Make You See Ghosts
Sleep paralysis might be an evolutionary adaptation that keeps people from acting out their dreams.
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12:43 PM | Why People Believed Boy's 'Visit to Heaven' Story
A boy who wrote a best-selling book about visiting heaven has admitted the story is false. Here's why it was widely believed.
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8:00 AM | AirAsia Plane Climbed at Speed 'Beyond Normal' Then Stalled
In the final minutes, the plane climbed at a speed which was beyond normal, radar data shows.

January 19, 2015

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12:55 PM | Pizza Prescription: Kids Should Eat Less
Kids in the United States eat so much pizza that some researchers now argue the food should join the ranks of sugary drinks and fast foods.

January 16, 2015

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2:50 PM | To Catch Terrorists, Teamwork Works Best
Solo-working experts and secrecy are a recipe for disaster, experts warn, when it comes to hunting terrorists.

January 15, 2015

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6:00 PM | 'Stranger Danger' Makes People Less Empathetic
Being around strangers can cause people stress and, in turn, make them less able to feel others' pain, new research suggests.
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5:18 PM | DNews: Our DNA Is Carrying Ancient Viruses
Ready for this? Our DNA contains more than 100,000 pieces of virus DNA. They might even be responsible for our super-charged homo sapien brains, so it's not as icky as it all sounds.

January 14, 2015

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6:43 PM | Third of Men Would Use Force for Sex: Study
A new study interviewed college-age men and found that not a small number didn't understand what rape means.
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1:35 PM | DNews: Smartphone Separation Anxiety: It's a Thing
Feeling on edge? A bit anxious? It could be you've somehow been separated from your smartphone. New research finds that just being away from your phone can cause anxiety and even cause you to perform worse on important tasks.

January 13, 2015

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4:00 PM | First Conversations 2 Mln Yrs Ago Likely About Tools
Tool bad and Tool good might have been some of the first sentences spoken by our early ancestors, research concludes.
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9:04 AM | DNews: Why Jealousy Rears Its Ugly Head
A massive new study on jealousy looks at the reasons different groups of people experience the emotion as well as what triggers it.
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