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Technique Provides Insight on Pivotal Chinese Feathered Dinosaur

WASHINGTON — A technique using high-powered lasers to reveal hidden soft tissue alongside bones in fossils is giving scientists insight into one of the major evolutionary transitions in the history of life: small feathered di..

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New Help for That Bane of Middle-age: Blurry Close-up Vision

Squinting while texting? Always losing your reading glasses? An eye implant that takes about 10 minutes to put in place is the newest in a list of surgical repairs for the blurry close-up vision that is a bane of middle age. ..

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Fasting Diet Reverses Diabetes in Mice

A diet that mimics fasting temporarily put mice in a starvation state, reversing diabetes in the animals, according to a new study. The diet was also shown to reduce the risk factors in people with pre-diabetes
Research by i..

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Colorectal Cancer Rising Among Younger Adults

Americans born in 1990 have double the risk of colon cancer and quadruple the risk of rectal cancer than those born around 1950, a new study suggests.
The study found that colorectal cancer is on the rise among young and mid..

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Psychologist: Don’t Try to Control Your Kids, Influence Them

WASHINGTON — To discipline their misbehaving children, parents may use techniques like giving a time out, taking away favorite activities, or spanking. But child psychologist Ross Greene says this controlling style of parenti..

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Humans Responsible for Most US Wildfires

Humans are responsible for 84 percent of all wildfires in the United States, a new study suggests.
Writing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from the University of Massachusetts Amherst say ..

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Uber Says Thousands of London Drivers Threatened by English Language Test

LONDON — Tens of thousands of London private hire drivers could lose their licenses due to new English reading and writing requirements, taxi app Uber said on Tuesday at the start of a court battle to halt the plans.
San Fra..

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Study: Better Housing a Powerful Tool for Malaria Prevention

Improving housing conditions may provide a boost to malaria prevention at a time when other efforts may be losing steam, according to new research.
As Africa rapidly moves away from traditional mud-and-thatch housing, expert..

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Norwegian Architects Consider Wood As The Future Of Building

It's real life back to the future. Architects are taking a new look at wood as they search for renewable, strong building materials with a small carbon footprint. And based on some of the towering structures rising aroun..

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SpaceX to Send First Paying Tourists Around Moon Next Year

CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA — SpaceX plans to launch two paying passengers on a tourist trip around the moon next year using a spaceship under development for NASA astronauts and a heavy-lift rocket yet to be flown, the launch co..

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Common Bacteria Might Help Control Disease-Carrying Insects

WASHINGTON — By using a common bacteria, scientists have figured out a way to potentially sterilize disease-carrying mosquitoes. That could make it possible to control the mosquito that spreads Zika and Dengue.
Wolbachia is ..

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WHO: New Antibiotics to Fight Bacterial Resistance Urgently Needed

GENEVA — The World Health Organization is calling for the urgent development of new antibiotics to fight growing bacterial resistance. For the first time, the U.N. agency has drawn up a list of 12 families of bacteria that po..

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New Trial Looks at HIV’s Risks to Hearts of Aging Patients

JOHANNESBURG — South Africa is one of five countries to conduct the first major clinical trial that attempts to prevent heart disease and stroke among HIV-positive patients, who are at higher risk of these conditions.
The Ra..

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High-tech Animal Collar Helps Reveal Pet Emotions

Many dog and cat owners think they know what how their animals are feeling. While that may be true, an animal collar or jacket, equipped with sensors, could give them even more information about the emotional state of their p..

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High Tech Animal Collar Helps Reveal Pet Emotions

Many dog and cat owners think they know what how their animals are feeling. While that may be true, an animal collar or jacket, equipped with sensors, could give them even more information about the emotional state of their p..