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Is Collapse of U.S. Social Ties Driving Anti-Vaccine Movement?
Boy getting vaccinated
July 30th, 2015
Vaccines have been used safely and effectively for decades. So why is the American public – or at least a significant segment of it – now increasingly skeptical of mandatory school vaccinations?
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One Fish, Two Fish, But is It True Fish? (Video)
fish naming rules, red snapper, grouper
July 28th, 2015
The menu says snapper, or grouper, or even puffer fish — but what is really on your plate?
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Dust Clouds the Future of the South Asian Monsoon (Op-Ed)
monsoon, storms, thunderstorms, lightning
July 10th, 2015
Pollution and dust is shrinking the monsoon season, threatening the crops that feed millions.
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Do Not Pit Animal Welfare Against Starving Children (Op-Ed)
dog, boy
July 30th, 2015
Obesity is on the rise in nations where children are starving, so the fight for animal rights in the developing world is not the reason hunger prevails.
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Beautiful Butterfly on Brink of Revival, Despite Century of Threats
Karen Blue Butterflies puddling
July 21st, 2015
Despite being criss-crossed by housing developments and a landfill, a small nature preserve is now bouncing back, boosting the rare butterflies that call it home.
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Justified Evil: How Wrongdoers Excuse Amoral Acts
evil eye
July 8th, 2015
To do something horrible, one must craft some sort of justification.
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Heritage Livestock are Vanishing Across the United States (Photos)
Tennessee Myotonic buck - Chip
July 7th, 2015
Can unique and rare American livestock be saved from extinction?
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Endangered Penguins Charm, from Tiny to King Size (Photos)
African penguin chicks, was
July 28th, 2015
Can perky penguins survive as the oceans grow crowded?
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Huge Brain Scan Database is Revealing Secrets of the Mind
fMRI scan test prep
July 10th, 2015
Brain scans from around the world are now open for public view — anonymously, of course.
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'The Library at Mount Char' (US 2015): Book Excerpt
The Library at Mount Char jacket
July 7th, 2015
Excerpt from "The Library at Mount Char" by Scott Hawkins.
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