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Scientists create malaria-blocking mosquito

Scientists in the U.S. say they've created a new strain of mosquito that could eventually help eradicate malaria.


How to break even on Thanksgiving calories

With the right planning and a serving of willpower, you can have a healthy (or healthier) Thanksgiving.


'Social dining network' meets US Thanksgiving

Who would open their dining room to virtually everyone else -- to a wide world of strangers -- on Thanksgiving Day? Answer: A growing number of hosts and…

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In the unlikeliest of places, Syrians thrive

The small white building is inconspicuous except for its shuttered windows adorned with painted mint-green domes. A silver crescent catches the sun above the…

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STD rates rise, especially among men

The news in this year's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report on sexually transmitted diseases is not good.

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Facebook can now hide your exes

You just broke up with your girlfriend of a year. You've spent the last three days sulking on your sofa, too devastated to shower or eat anything but string…


NIH promises to retire all research chimps

The National Institutes of Health says it plans to retire all government research chimpanzees to sanctuaries, reversing its stance of many years. The NIH had…

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Tinder CEO's interview from hell

Tinder co-founder and CEO Sean Rad thought it would be a good idea to discuss his dating app just ahead of his parent company's IPO. What followed was an…

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Pigeons, the next great cancer detector?

Scientists have discovered you can teach one of the most maligned of birds how to identify cancer.

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Study: Even 1 energy drink can raise heart disease risk

Young adults who drink even just one energy drink may increase their risk of heart disease, according to new research published in the Journal of American…

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