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This moon’s surface slides, just like Earth’s

Thu, 2014-09-25 08:30
Europa is one of Jupiter’s giant, icy moons. Scientists say it has plate tectonics, which means its surface is covered by moving, giant slabs.
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Ebola epidemic could top 1 million, CDC warns

Wed, 2014-09-24 15:50
The deadly Ebola epidemic ravaging West Africa has now infected more people than in all previous outbreaks put together. And still the numbers of the sick and dying continue to grow, not shrink.
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Eating disorders: The brain’s foul trickery

Wed, 2014-09-24 11:10
Experts on eating disorders are probing why sometimes deadly chemical changes can distort how much the brain says we need to eat.
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Recovery help from the blogosphere

Wed, 2014-09-24 11:10
And some who have been there now are sharing tips on what it takes to become a successful survivor.
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Questions for Eating disorders: The brain’s foul trickery

Wed, 2014-09-24 11:09
Classroom questions for Eating disorders: The brain’s foul trickery.
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Your sleeping brain is listening

Tue, 2014-09-23 11:05
Most people think that sleep is when the brain turns off to rest. But a new study finds that even as people get their zzz’s, their brains remain alert. At least they stay alert enough to sort information as though they were awake.
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Sharks’ super sniffers at risk

Mon, 2014-09-22 08:00
Rising ocean acidity could rob sharks of their ability to sniff out dinner, marine biologists find.
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Sharks' super sniffers at risk

Mon, 2014-09-22 08:00
Rising ocean acidity could rob sharks of their ability to sniff out dinner, marine biologists find.
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Biggest dino ever?

Sat, 2014-09-20 09:00
This plant-eater would have towered over even a T. rex. A truly huge brute, Dreadnoughtus means ‘fear nothing.’
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You can be too thin

Fri, 2014-09-19 09:39
Eating disorders aren’t about vanity. They are mental illnesses that can prove deadly.
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The media’s dangerous influence on body image

Fri, 2014-09-19 09:39
A study found how powerful TV and ad messages can be in distorting the attitudes about body image among young girls in Fiji.
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Questions for You can be too thin

Fri, 2014-09-19 09:39
Classroom questions for You can be too thin!
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Mummies existed before Egypt’s pyramids

Thu, 2014-09-18 09:56
Materials from an ancient Egyptian cemetery suggest people were preserving their dead long before the pyramids and pharaohs.
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Mummies existed before Egypt's pyramids

Thu, 2014-09-18 09:56
Materials from an ancient Egyptian cemetery suggest people were preserving their dead long before the pyramids and pharaohs.
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Watch out: Cell phones can be addictive

Wed, 2014-09-17 08:37
Smartphones and Facebook are convenient. New research shows that for some people they also can become dangerously addictive.
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Where will lightning strike?

Tue, 2014-09-16 08:49
When lightning strikes, the results can be deadly. But nature’s dazzling light show also can provide scientists with insights into when and where the next thunderbolt might strike.
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Questions for Where will lightning strike?

Tue, 2014-09-16 08:49
Classroom questions for Where will lightning strike?
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Solved: Mystery of the ‘sailing’ rocks

Mon, 2014-09-15 08:40
Rocks and boulders periodically move across the Racetrack Playa in Death Valley, leaving tell-tale tracks in their wake. Using advanced technology, scientists have finally solved the mystery of how this happens.
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Ebola update: Signs of hope

Fri, 2014-09-12 08:41
The deadly outbreak of Ebola in West Africa is the worst the world has ever seen. Scientists are studying the virus that causes it and testing experimental vaccines and treatments to try to save lives.
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Early school starts can turn teens into ‘zombies’

Thu, 2014-09-11 10:11
Teens face serious consequences when they don’t get enough sleep. Yet most school start times don’t allow a full night’s rest, doctors say. The result: Too many students become ‘walking zombies’.
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