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Neuroscientists Battle Furiously Over Jennifer Aniston

When researchers showed subjects pictures of Jennifer Aniston, very specific neurons lit up. And these neurons weren't triggered by pictures of other people. This curious finding is one that brain scientists hope to solve by tracing the pathways in the human brain and creating a map called a connectome.
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As A Life's End Draws Near, A Father And Son Talk

In 2010, David Plant was diagnosed with skin cancer. The cancer has since metastasized to other parts of his body, and David is now contemplating the end of his life. So, just before his 81st birthday, he sat down with his stepson to talk about their life together.
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Love Isn't All You Need: 3 Relationship Building Reads

Love is messy and complicated. But author and psychologist Harriet Lerner recommends three books that can help. They offer advice for keeping a relationship healthy, thoughtful and mature. Is there a book that has helped your relationship? Tell us about it in the comments.
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How To Spot A Mimic Octopus — The Mystery Revealed

Here's a handy guide to the amorphous and vibrant mimic octopus, courtesy of the webcomic xkcd.
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Watching College Basketball's Slump Into Anonymity

This weekend, college basketball fans will be glued to TVs and computer monitors to keep tabs on the NCAA's Final Four. But as much as people love filling out brackets, the sport is being hurt by anonymous "one and done" players, says Frank Deford.
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Cato Institute/Koch Brothers Showdown Has 20-Year-Old Roots

Billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch have poured millions of dollars into conservative causes. And then there's the Cato Institute, a libertarian think tank, which they're trying to take over. Many libertarians are furious. But the dispute goes back 20 years.
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Tuesday Political Grab Bag: Supreme Court Gets To Nub Of Health Care Issue

The Supreme Court moved to take on the heart of the debate over the new health-care law's constitutionality... President Obama used humor to downplay a candid remark about missile-defense that was caught on an open mic... The EPA was expected to issue new rules to limit greenhouse gases from new power plants.
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Outside Court, Protesters Face Off Over 'Obamacare'

Supporters and opponents of the law engaged in a sing-song call-and-response debate just in front of the court's towering marble steps.
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Atheists Seek Acceptance Following Hearts, Not Faith

A rally organizers have billed as the "largest secular event in world history" will be held on the National Mall today. A new generation wants others to know atheists are more than just scolds; they're seeking human understanding, too.

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