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Rivers Shut Down Over EPA's Spill Of 3 Million Gallons Of Toxic Water

Water samples taken after the spill showed lead concentrations that were 3,500 times the levels normally seen in Durango, Colo.
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Women In Combat Zones Can Have Trouble Getting Contraceptives

Fifteen percent of active duty service members are women, and 97 percent of those women are of childbearing age. So why is it still tough for many to get refills of contraceptives when deployed?
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One Man's Quest To Combat Counterfeit Drugs — With A Suitcase

Fake and shoddy medications kill about 100,000 people around the world each year. Many "drugs" are no more than just chalk or water. An engineer in Boston is trying to change that.
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This Salad Is Outta This World: Astronauts Eat Greens Grown In Space

Farming plants in space may prove critical for future deep space travel. On Monday NASA announced it had mastered romaine lettuce. "That's awesome, tastes good," astronaut Kjell Lindgren declared.
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EPA Evaluates Impact Of Wastewater Spill In Colorado

An estimated 3 million gallons of orange fluid that spilled from the Gold King Mine in Colorado has traveled from the Animas River in Colorado to the San Juan River in New Mexico.
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Coca-Cola Funds Scientists Who Downplay Diet's Role In Obesity

Coca-Cola is funding a new nonprofit that blames obesity on lack of exercise, not on bad diets. NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Anahad O'Connor of The New York Times about the group's controversial message.
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Astronomers Present New Research On The Aging Universe

An international team of astronomers has measured the energy produced within a large portion of space more precisely than ever before, and their work shows how the universe is slowly dying.
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One Small Bite For Man: NASA Astronauts Eat Space-Grown Food

Crew members on the International Space Station on Monday sampled red romaine lettuce, the first food to be grown and eaten in space.
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EPA Says It Released 3 Million Gallons Of Contaminated Water Into River

The spill on Wednesday sent heavy metals, arsenic and other contaminants into a waterway that flows into the San Juan National Forest. Estimates of the spill's size have risen sharply since then.
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Frances Kelsey, FDA Officer Who Blocked Thalidomide, Dies At 101

The physician and pharmacologist worked at the government agency in the early 1960s, when she uncovered a link between the drug and severe birth defects.

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