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Could Sexting Help Your Relationship?

Sexting can be risky for teens, research suggests, but is it bad for consenting adults? Researchers are starting to think the behavior may have its perks — both in and out of bed.
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Shall I Compare Thee To An Algorithm? Turing Test Gets A Creative Twist

Can a computer program craft passable prose — something readers can't distinguish from human-authored stuff? How about poetry, or dance mixes? New contests pose those challenges.
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Eye Shapes Of The Animal World Hint At Differences In Our Lifestyles

Tigers have round pupils, but domestic cats have vertical slits in the center of their eyes. What gives? A census of the shapes of animals' pupils suggests size and way of life each play a big role.
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Men Looking To Get Ripped Are At Risk Of Abusing Legal Supplements

We're not talking steroids here; we're talking about the stuff you can buy at the supermarket. They're not dangerous in themselves. But overuse can signal emotional or physical problems.
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#NPRreads: Cecil's Zimbabwe And UCLA Tracks A Superbug

Also this week, an in-depth look at Darren Wilson — the Ferguson, Mo., police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown.
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Disgust Diet: Can You Train Your Brain To Recoil At High-Calorie Foods?

A psychologist says there could be a simple way to make calorie-packed foods like french fries or ice cream seem unappealing, even a bit disgusting. Others are less sure.
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Can You Protect Your Tummy From Traveler's Diarrhea?

There are about as many myths and misconceptions about traveler's diarrhea as there are names for it, such as Delhi belly and Montezuma's revenge. We're here to explain what actually will help.
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Cut Your Bagel The Mathematically Correct Way

Bagels are getting too big and puffy, throwing off proper ratios to cream cheese and lox. Something must be done.
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What Trees Contribute to Our Physical And Mental Health

Trees and greenspace shape the physical faces of cities like Washington, D.C. But researchers are learning more about how greenspaces contribute to the mental and physical well-being of the people who live around them. We explore the effects of greenspace on our health, and what we can learn about economic disparities by studying where trees thrive in urban areas.

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The History Of Polio In The U.S. And Efforts To Eradicate The Disease Globally

In the 1950s, the polio virus afflicted tens of thousands of Americans a year. It caused crippling paralysis and sometimes death. We look at the history of polio and the ongoing battle to eradicate the disease around the world.

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