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Doctors Strike Mutating Bacteria In Teen Acne Battle

As acne bacteria develop resistance to antibiotic treatments, doctors turn to zit-fighting viruses.
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Spray Lights Up The Chemical That Causes Poison Ivy Rash

Researchers have developed a clever new method to detect the chemical that causes the annoying itch. But urushiol isn't all bad. It's also behind the shine of beautiful Japanese lacquerware.
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A Human-Powered Helicopter: Straight Up Difficult

It's difficult to build a working four-rotor helicopter that spans 100 feet and only weighs 80 pounds. It's even harder when your engine is a 0.7-horsepower person. But two teams of young engineers hope to do just that.
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Space Shuttle Endeavour's Final Journey Adds A Day

The crowds that cheered the shuttle on Saturday changed their tune after a night of hassles that left the Endeavour still blocking L.A. traffic and threatening trees early Sunday morning.
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For Sale: A Chunk Of Mars

A meteorite from Mars hit the Moroccan desert in 2011. Now its otherworldly fragments are telling scientists about the history of the red planet. You, too, can own a piece of Martian history — if you've got a couple hundred thousand dollars to spare.

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