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Bringing new meaning to the words "critical mass"

In the language of physics, "critical mass" refers to the smallest mass of a fissionable material that will sustain a nuclear chain reaction at a constant level.

In socio-dynamic terms, "critical mass" is used to describe a sufficiency of momentum whereby conditions become self-sustaining.

In the United States Senate in January of 2010, "critical Mass" is the state that's having a special election today to determine who will occupy the seat held by the late Ted Kennedy.

Elizabeth Wynne Johnson reports...

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Speed Dating For Seniors Who Aren't Interested In Slowing Down

A new film follows daters ages 70 to 90 looking for love in five-minute intervals. "Speed dating for seniors" may sound funny, but The Age of Love is really about our lifelong need for intimacy.
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Eat Your Veggies! Even The Ones From Fukushima

Foods from Fukushima, Japan, are back to pre-accident levels of radiation but people still aren't eating them. One way to ease concerns: a chemical that blocks radioactive cesium from entering plants.
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'Zionist Union' Party Creates A Stir In Israeli Elections

The opposition to Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud Party in the Israeli elections calls itself the "Zionist Union" as it looks to claim the country's middle-ground voters.
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'Respect The Robot': Giant Robots Oversee Traffic In Kinshasa

Two giant robots have directed traffic in the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo since 2013. This week three others joined them.

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