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Monsanto, Angling For Global Pesticide Dominance, Woos Syngenta

The world's biggest seed company wants to buy the world's biggest pesticide company. Syngenta is playing hard to get, but a veteran industry executive says the deal may happen.
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To Beat Insomnia, Try Therapy For The Underlying Cause Instead Of Pills

A review of the medical evidence finds that therapy can break the cycle of chronic sleeplessness by addressing the anxieties that cause many people to stay awake.
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Smoking Pot Interferes With Math Skills, Study Finds

Researchers studying the effects of marijuana faced an obstacle: they couldn't create an exact control group. But a change in drug laws in the Netherlands offered a perfect laboratory.
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As MERS Outbreak Surges, Genetic Tests Show Virus Hasn't Mutated

So the spread of the Middle East respiratory syndrome in South Korea is probably due to other factors, such as a delayed response to the outbreak and poor infection control at hospitals.
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Solar Sail Unfurls In Space

A nonprofit has successfully tested technology that could one day be used to explore the solar system on a budget.
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Online Health Searches Aren't Always Confidential

Searching a medical issue on the Internet seems harmless enough, but one researcher found that online medical searches may be seen by hidden parties, and the data even sold for profit.
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Pitmasters Embrace New Barbecue Truth: Rested Meat Is Sublime

How to rest a pork shoulder, a beef brisket or rack of ribs to keep it moist hours after it comes off the pit? Restaurants now use warming units, but DIY home warmers are just as good.
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NASA Sends 'Flying Saucer' On Its Way To Soar High Above Earth

A giant balloon carried the Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator to an altitude of 120,000 feet. Then it'll go even higher before heading back down.
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Do Creativity And Schizophrenia Share A Small Genetic Link? Maybe

The notion goes back to the ancients — that minds given to flights of fancy are on the healthy side of a spectrum that includes what we today call psychosis. An Icelandic gene study offers new clues.
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Drought-Friendly Recipes Kick Up The Flavor — And Cut Back On Water

An LA chef and his partner are cooking up recipes using ingredients that require less water to grow and cook with. They want to get us thinking about the resources that go into growing our food.

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