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Pediatricians Urged To Treat Ear Infections More Cautiously

The new guidelines for treating childhood ear infections are intended to reduce unnecessary antibiotics use. They say doctors should look at the eardrum to make sure a kid really has an ear infection, instead of relying on symptoms. And if the child doesn't have severe symptoms, see if the ear gets better on its own.
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Ancient Chompers Were Healthier Than Ours

By examining ancient dental plaque, researchers have concluded that prehistoric humans' diets made for healthier mouths. The addition of flour and sugar to modern diets may have set the stage for a near-constant state of oral disease.
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Flipping The Switch: What It Takes To Prioritize Electric Cars

Estonia now has the world's first nationwide electric car charger network. What would the U.S. have to do to make a similar leap?
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Boston Grapples With The Threat Of Storms And Rising Water

Superstorm Sandy was a wake-up call for the Eastern Seaboard — especially Boston, where flooding rivers can meet a surging ocean, all in Boston Harbor. So what's a city to do? Retreat from the water or better shield buildings from flooding.
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Attack By Chondrite: Scientists ID Russian Meteor

The meteor that caused at least 1,000 injuries in Russia after a startling and powerful daytime explosion one week ago has been identified as a chondrite, the most common type of meteor that falls on Earth. But that hasn't stopped a black-market economy from developing around the fragments.
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Aquarium Dumping Linked To Giant Tahoe Goldfish

The giant fish in Lake Tahoe are thought to be spawning and schooling after being dumped there by aquarium owners.

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