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Not So Offal: Why Bone Soup, A 'Perfect Food,' Tastes So Meaty

After a taste of Singaporean sup tulang, we felt compelled to unpack what makes marrow so profoundly delicious. A biochemist says its unique combination of volatile compounds create a wallop of umami.
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Nepalis Treat This Peace Corps Volunteer Like Justin Bieber

And that's not necessarily a good thing. Our blogger reveals the darkly funny side of being a local celebrity who's trying (and not always succeeding) to improve health, nutrition and income.
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Death, Sex And A Glimmer Of Hope: Reporting On Ebola From Sierra Leone

How does a town cope with Ebola? One man tries to honor his mother's burial wishes, despite objections. People are afraid to touch. Despite the gloom, there's a hopeful note: Five patients are cured.
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Senate Democrats Aim To Overturn High Court's Hobby Lobby Ruling

The measure is unlikely to pass, however, they are hoping to give Democrats a boost in contested states this fall by getting single female voters fired up to head to the polls.
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West African Villagers Fear Ebola Will Escape From The Grave

Since the outbreak began last March, more than 600 people have died. This mounting death toll is presenting families and health authorities with a grim new problem: What do you do with the bodies?
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Coping With A Co-Worker's Body Odor Takes Tact

Stinking on the job is a common problem, say pros in human resources, and a reluctance to use soap and water is rarely to blame. Medical conditions, diet or cultural differences can play a role, too.
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Want More Stress In Your Life? Try Parenting A Teenager

Being the parent of a teenager can be uniquely stressful even in the best of times. But seeking advice from other parents can help, as can spending one-on-one time with that button-pushing kid.
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Stroke Rate May Be Declining In Older Adults

Deaths from stroke are dropping too, a study suggests. But don't celebrate just yet. Diabetes, a big risk factor for these "brain attacks," is still on the rise.
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Super Foods

A new "super banana" is being tested that adds crucial Vitamin A to a staple food in Africa. We explore the implications of "biofortified" foods.

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What's Going On In There? How Babies' Brains Practice Speech

It's not easy to scan a baby brain, so scientists used a kind of scanner that lets the infants wiggle at will. They could see how speech sounds activate motor regions in babies' brains.

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