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Robots Win Battle For Attention At Science Fair

There were robots everywhere at the USA Science and Engineering Festival in Washington this past weekend. Robots shot baskets. There was a wheeled R2-D2 robot at the CIA's booth. And then there were surgical robots that let future doctors — and patients — try their hand at tasks requiring pinpoint accuracy.
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As Diabetes Rises In Kids, So Do Treatment Challenges

A common pill to treat Type 2 diabetes showed disappointing results when used by adolescents. Adding another drug helped a little, but lifestyle changes didn't improve the kids' ability to control their blood sugar.
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Johns Hopkins Hospital Moves Into Two New Towers

Johns Hopkins Hospital is making the big move into a new billion-dollar facility today.

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To Predict Dating Success, The Secret's In The Pronouns

A psychologist says he can predict whether two people will end up on a date by analyzing their language style and use of certain words. His research on language can also help explain power dynamics between people.

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"God's Hotel"

The idea of an almshouse may seem Dickensian today, but one still operated in the United States until recently. We talk about the benefits of 'slow medicine'.

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Closure Of Chicago Mental Health Clinics Looms

By the end of the month, Chicago plans to shut down six of its 12 public mental health clinics. It's a decision that's brought clinic barricades, arrests and a 24-7 vigil by protesters who hope to keep the clinics open. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the consolidation plan will actually mean more care for the mentally ill.

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