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Hitting harder than a fist: Childhood bullying linked to teen psychosis

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Bullying causes more than tears, according to new research. Scientists reporting in the May issue of the journal Archives of General Psychiatry say that childhood bullying can lead to...

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Virus hunters chase down the swine flu

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The world has found a new strain of flu, so now what? Enter the virus hunters. This pack of epidemiologists, virologists, and infectious disease experts (sounds like a fun party) are ...

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Can we make a vaccine to stop swine flu?

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Swine flu is continuing it's spread around the globe, and there's one word on everyone's lips: vaccine. Can researchers create a vaccine that will stop the virus with one quick jab of...

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Putting swine flu in perspective

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The last few days we've been inundated with numbers and swine flu facts. Eighty deaths in Mexico jumped to 100. Twenty sickened school children in Queens became 40. We know that pork'...

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Swine flu: We know it's spreading, but not much else

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

We continue our coverage of the outbreak of swine flu that appears to be spreading rapidly across the globe. While the epicenter of the outbreak is in Mexico, there are 50 confirmed c...

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Investigation begins into death of 21 horses

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Polo fans and equestrian-lovers watched in horror as seven horses sickened and died in front of their eyes. The horses were meant to take the field for a polo match in Wellington, Flo...

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The Clean Coal Tell-All

Monday, April 13, 2009

What have you heard about clean coal? That it involves vats of liquid carbon dioxide annexed away underground? That it's dangerous? That it's never been done before? In an exclusive i...

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Why does scratching stop us from itching?

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

When we drag our nails across a chalkboard, it's not pleasant. But dragging our nails across our skin often provides us nothing but relief from a prickly, tickly sensation know as The...

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Saving history: The biologist who protected six million bird-watching notecards

Thursday, April 02, 2009

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WNYC
For nearly 100 years, birds couldn't shake their human paparazzi. As part of the U.S. government's Bird Migration Program, bird enthusiasts from Kansas to the West Indies tracked d...
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Birding gets a digital upgrade

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Starting in 1882 and continuing for almost a century, the United State's Bird Migration Program collected two-by-five notecards from bird watchers around North America. Today, these l...

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Can the concrete industry go green?

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Like the Big Mac or Budweiser beer, concrete is everywhere. But concrete comes with a cost: in creating the ubiquitous building material, tons upon tons of carbon dioxide are emitted ...

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Survivor: Planet Earth

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

There's a polar bear meeting in Norway this week, where politicians are considering how to handle the dire predictions surrounding the fate of our arctic friend. And this meeting got ...

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Continent's smallest meat-eating dinosaur discovered!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

When you think of dinosaurs, what comes to mind? Hulking creature? Gargantuan teeth? What about something the size of a small house cat? In a story that everyone's inner child will lo...

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Somalis in Minneosota report many cases of autism

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Somali immigrants living in Minneapolis, Minnesota are finding that an increasing number of their children have autism. Is it random coincidence, or evidence of a larger epidemic? New...

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America's #1 Prescription: PLAY!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Ants do it. (says E.O. Wilson) Octopuses do it. Humans...mmmm, not so much. There's talk going around about the science of P-L-A-Y, and specifically, about what play means,...

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Copenhagen conference's 'last call' for the case of global warming

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

At a science conference in Copenhagen this week, there's a "last call" for scientists who want to present evidence in the case for global warming. American, British and other European...

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For wild creatures, science becomes less intrusive with new technologies

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Anyone who has watched wildlife documentaries may know that animal behavioral patterns are tracked by inserting microchips into the animals' bodies. This is tricky, because it require...

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Lofty rhetoric frames President Obama's health care summit

Friday, March 06, 2009

None of The Takeaway staff was chosen as one of the seven "average Americans" in President Obama's health care summit in Washington, but we're making sure we — and you — stay part of ...

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Kepler is on the hunt for planets like Earth

Thursday, March 05, 2009

For NASA, one earth isn't enough. On Friday, the agency is set to launch a giant telescope called Kepler into outer space. Kepler will orbit the sun and sweep it's camcorder-like lens...

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Environmentally friendly solar flashlight brings light to Africa's poorest villages

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

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WNYC
In undeveloped nations such as Eritrea, Haiti, or Cameroon, light is a luxury. Mark Bent thinks that's unacceptable. Bent, a former American diplomat and Houston oilman, is CEO...
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