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Espresso In Orbit: SpaceX Craft Brings Coffee Machine To Space Station

The coffee on the International Space Station is about to get much better. The SpaceX Dragon cargo capsule linked up with the station Friday morning, bringing a long-awaited ISSpresso machine.
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Use Of E-Cigarettes Triples Among U.S. Teens

Even as the use of traditional cigarettes and most other tobacco products dipped or stayed the same from 2013 to 2014, the use of e-cigarettes climbed among students in high school and middle school.
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Mad Cow Disease In Texas Man Has Mysterious Origin

It's only the fourth case of the deadly disease in the U.S. And it has doctors on an international hunt. How did a disease linked to contaminated beef in the U.K. more than a decade ago get to Texas?
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We Might Welcome Robot Lawn Mowers, But Astronomers Aren't So Happy

The company that makes the Roomba vacuum is developing a lawn mower robot. But the frequency on which it would work is also used by radio telescopes. A mini-battle is being played out in FCC filings.
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Scientists Probe Puppy Love

Research shows the mutual gazing between pooches and people spurs release of a "trust hormone" in both. The results suggest dogs really may love us back.
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Men Strive To Give More To Charity When The Fundraiser Is Cute

If you're wondering how to get more people to contribute to your online charity drive, consider a photo of you smiling. Even better if you're an attractive woman. Biology is to blame, researchers say.
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Students' Work Ethic Affected By Peer Groups, Desire To Be Popular

Teachers can become frustrated when students don't seem to try hard when it comes to schoolwork. There's a surprising explanation of why some students might not be putting their best effort forward.
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Tylenol Might Dull Emotional Pain, Too

People who took acetaminophen responded less strongly to happy or sad photos in a small study. It's one of several studies suggesting that there's an overlap with pain and other feelings.
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How Almonds Became A Scapegoat For California's Drought

The relentless drought has turned almonds into a target for water conservationists who bemoan that it takes one gallon of water to grow one almond. Growers say the bad rap is unfair and misleading.
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Nut So Fast, Kind Bars: FDA Smacks Snacks On Health Claims

The FDA has issued a warning letter to Kind about the labeling of its fruit-and-nut snack bars. It argues that the bars contain too much fat to bear the label "healthy" printed on the wrapper.

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