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To Clean Drinking Water, All You Need Is A Stick

Removing bacteria and other impurities from water could be done more cheaply thanks to researchers at MIT. They're taking advantage of the way trees move water to filter it.
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Beer As A Post-Workout Recovery Drink? Not As Crazy As It Sounds

A company claims to have created a "fit beer" that can help replenish the body after a workout. We turned to science to see if beer and exercise can really go hand-in-hand. The answer? Yes – and no.
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Even After The Floods, The Drought Continues

The storms that drenched California recently did little to combat one of the state's worst droughts in a century. Farmers in California's Central Valley say they need "Biblical proportions" of rain.
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With Waste Dump Closed, Where To Put Nuclear Leftovers?

Workers are about to re-enter a New Mexico waste dump that was hit by a recent accident. The incident is shaping up to be yet another setback in the quest to find a home for America's nuclear waste.
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Remembering The Doctor Who Spoke Hard Truths About Dying

Dr. Sherwin Nuland has passed away at the age of 83. The surgeon was best known for his book How We Die. Atul Gawande, a surgeon and writer himself, discusses the late doctor's life.
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Chipotle Says There's No 'Guacapocalypse' Looming

Yes, climate change raises the risk that avocados will become extra pricey. But Chipotle says that news reports suggesting it could be forced to drop guacamole from the menu are vastly overstated.
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Don't Worry, They Say, 100-Foot Asteroid Will Miss Us Today

Relatively speaking, though, it will be close. The rock is expected to whiz by around 4 p.m. ET at a distance that's a bit closer than from Earth to the moon.
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Virus Locked In Siberian Ice For 30,000 Years Is Revived In Lab

A team of scientists says it has reawakened an ancient pathogen. It's not dangerous to humans, but they warn that climate change could free potentially deadly organisms locked in permafrost.
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Our Supercomputer Overlord Is Now Running A Food Truck

IBM's Watson, known for crushing the human competition on Jeopardy!, is now a sous-chef. It's spitting out novel ingredient combos for human chefs to cook, and hitting the road with sample dishes.
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Nepal Cracks Down On Messy Everest Climbers

Authorities say that from now on, climbers on the world's tallest peak will be expected to return 18 pounds of garbage on their way down or lose a $4,000 deposit.

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