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Colorado Tries Hard To Convince Teens That Pot Is Bad For You

Do you want to be a lab rat? That's what teenagers are doing when they smoke marijuana, the state of Colorado says. But since hard evidence of marijuana's harms is scanty, it may be a tough sell.
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Top Scientists Suggest A Few Fixes For Medical Funding Crisis

The answer, this time, isn't simply more cash, says Dr. Harold Varmus, director of the National Cancer Institute. Instead, changing the way research money is distributed might fix systemic problems.
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Meet The 2014 Winners Of The MacArthur 'Genius Grants'

This year's winners include a cartoonist, a documentarian, a leader in the legal fight for gay marriage, a saxophonist, mathematicians and scientists, poets, lawyers and advocates.
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Boeing And SpaceX Win $6.8 Billion In NASA Contracts

By 2017, the two American companies are expected to take over a job that NASA has relied upon Russia to perform: shuttling astronauts to the International Space Station.
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U.S. To Send 3,000 Troops To West Africa To Aid In Ebola Epidemic

On Tuesday, President Obama announced that the U.S. will send more military personnel and resources to Africa to fight the deadly virus.
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When Patients Set Science's Research Agenda, Who Loses?

Tired of waiting for a cure for breast cancer, a coalition of activists now leans hard on Congress to steer money to particular research projects. Critics say that approach may miss promising leads.
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Too Few University Jobs For America's Young Scientists

So, you want to be a science professor? Good luck. Highly educated, relatively low-paid postdoctoral fellows may drive U.S. biomedical research, but they're training for jobs that don't exist.
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Could Ebola Become As Contagious As The Flu?

Currently, Ebola is known to spread only through contact with body fluids. Some people have worried that Ebola could start spreading through the air. But scientists say that's not likely.
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Key Brain Connection Slow To Develop In Kids With ADHD

A network in the brain that helps control daydreaming seem to be slower to develop in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
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Ebola Response Hampered By Limited Air Travel

Many airlines don't want to have their crews overnight in an Ebola area or send them to a place where they can't get adequate health care if something goes wrong.

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