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Morning-After Pills Don't Cause Abortion, Studies Say

Emergency contraceptives like Plan B and ella are effective at preventing pregnancy after unprotected sex. Claims that the pills are tantamount to abortion, however, aren't supported by science, say researchers. The only way the drugs work is by stopping a woman's body from ovulating.
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Print Me An Ear: 3-D Printing Tackles Human Cartilage

3-D printing can be used to make food, guns and maybe human ears. Researchers say that using collagen to print out ear cartilage solves a lot of the problems in making new ears for people with birth defects or injuries.
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Nation's West, Midwest In Path Of Massive Winter Storm

The storm moving out of California, could stretch from Oklahoma to the Ohio Valley.
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Antarctic Penguin Turns Up In New Zealand; Vets Say Condition 'Touch And Go'

The Royal penguin that washed up on a beach in New Zealand is the second from Antarctica to arrive there in as many years.
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Japan: Probe Of Battery Fire On Boeing 787 Finds Improper Wiring

Japan says an auxiliary battery was improperly connected to the main battery that overheated, forcing an emergency landing.
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Should We Prohibit Genetically Engineered Babies?

What if, before your child was born, you could make sure they had the genes to be taller or smarter? Would that tempt you, or would you find it unnerving? Two teams of experts debate genetic engineering in the latest Intelligence Squared U.S. debate.
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Does Having Children Make You Happier?

Academics have long believed that parenting is a driver of unhappiness, based in part on a 2004 study by Nobel prize-winning economist Danny Kahnemann. But a new study disagrees with that theory.
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Pictures Don't Lie: Corn And Soybeans Are Conquering U.S. Grasslands

Farmers in the Dakotas, Minnesota, Iowa and Nebraska converted 1.3 million acres of grassland into soybean and corn production between 2006 and 2011. Images derived from satellite data confirmed that changing landscape, which spells bad news wildlife and for soil integrity in some parts.
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Forecasting Climate With A Chance Of Backlash

A surprising number of TV weather presenters are vocal deniers of climate change, while others fear audience backlash if they talk about such a polarizing topic. But one meteorologist in South Carolina is waging a climate education campaign, and says it's going over well.

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