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The 500-Pound 'Chicken From Hell' Likely Ate Whatever It Wanted

OK, maybe it just munched vegetation, small animals and eggs. But this newly named dino looked like a cross between a chicken and a bulked-up ostrich. Five-inch claws? We'd have stayed out of its way.
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Einstein's Lost Theory Discovered ... And It's Wrong

Einstein's theory of relativity explains the universe. But — in part because of a math error — some recently uncovered work by the great physicist is wrong. Really, really wrong.
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Alzheimer's Diagnosis Expanding To Catch Early Warning Signs

The approach would recognize changes in behavior and in the brain. Right now there aren't treatments that slow down the disease, but identifying high-risk patients early on could help with prevention.
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Most U.S. Women Wouldn't Know A Stroke If They Saw Or Felt One

Acting fast can be key to preventing permanent damage from a stroke. But many women don't realize that face or arm numbness, speech trouble or abrupt, severe headache can mean it's time to call 911.
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Half Of Americans Believe In Medical Conspiracy Theories

Despite evidence to the contrary, many Americans believe cellphones cause cancer and that health officials are covering it up. Discredited theories about vaccines and fluoridation also remain popular.
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Study: The Chicken Didn't Cross The Pacific To South America

An analysis of DNA from ancient and modern chicken bones from the Pacific islands shows they are genetically distinct from South American birds.
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An Imaginary Town Becomes Real, Then Not. True Story

Two mapmakers made the place up. It wasn't real. Then, oddly, it popped into being. I am not making this up. It happened. Then it un-happened.
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Giant Lizards Rise In Fla. — And They've Got Quite An Appetite

Giant lizards are coming out of hibernation in Florida. Trouble is, Robin Sussingham of WUSF reports, they're members of an invasive species with a taste for the eggs and hatchlings of native animals.
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The Science And Poetry Behind A Semi-Famous Sleep Talker

Drs. Deirdre Barrett and Robert Stickgold discuss the case of Dion McGregor, a sleep talker whose vivid and expansive somniloquies are the subject of the album, Dreaming Like Mad with Dion McGregor.
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Thank Your Gut Bacteria For Making Chocolate 'Healthy'

Dark chocolate may help the heart and waistline. Now scientists have figured out one reason why: Bacteria in the gut turn cocoa into compounds that lower inflammation and make us feel full.

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