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Big Moments Get Less Weighty: Whatever Happened To Stiff Paper?

It had weight. It lasted. It got punched, torn, reused. It got us into ballparks, airplanes, buses, theaters. I'm talking about stiff paper — and it's vanishing.
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Stuck In The Machine Zone: Your Sweet Tooth For 'Candy Crush'

The mobile game, with its flow of moving candies, has reeled us in. The endless repetition — without a plot or character development — can be mesmerizing. Psychologically, why can't we stay away?
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Photos: After A Storm, A Red Sky, Double Rainbow Over Atlanta

Sunset and a strong storm happened at just the right time for a celestial treat. The resulting rainbows were so stunning, they were documented all over Twitter.
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Doughnut Day Downer: Palm Oil In Pastries Drives Deforestation

An environmental group is blasting Dunkin' Donuts and Krispy Kreme for buying palm oil from suppliers who destroy rain forest and peatlands. The group says sustainable palm oil should be used instead.
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Can Farmed Fish Feed The World Without Destroying The Environment?

Farmed fish production will have to more than double by 2050 to keep up with global demand, a report finds. And aquaculture can be far more sustainable than meat production, the researchers say.
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Tracking Road Kill? There's An App For That, Too

A team from Utah State University have developed a smartphone application so "citizen scientists" can help them track animal-vehicle collisions.
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Quick DNA Tests Crack Medical Mysteries Otherwise Missed

Scientists used high-powered DNA sequencing to diagnose infections missed by usual lab tests. The pricey method is still experimental, but might offer a way to identify tough-to-diagnose infections.
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The GPS In Your Head May Work A Lot Better Than That Phone

The human brain uses two different specialized regions to navigate, scientists say, with one charting a straight line to the destination, and the other figuring out the turns along the way.
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At 'Pestaurant,' Grasshopper Burgers Win Over Eaters Who Say 'Yuck'

A pest control company and a venerable Washington, D.C., grill teamed up to offer gourmet bugs to anyone who'd try them. The selection included roasted crickets, spiced mealworms and ant lollipops.
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Mapping Earth's Final Frontier — The Ocean Floor

USGS scientists in Reston, Virginia, want to map unknown territory at the bottom of the Atlantic, but the proposal is the source of some controversy among animal rights groups.

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