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Is There Really Such A Thing As A 'Trophy Wife'?

The idea of a "trophy wife" is common in popular culture: Attractive young women trade beauty for status by "marrying up" and finding wealthy husbands.
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Bigger Than A T. Rex, With A Duck's Bill, Huge Arms And A Hump

Scientists first figured the claw-tipped, giant arm bones found in 1965 belonged to an ostrichlike dinosaur. But its recently recovered skull looks more like a dino designed by a committee — of kids.
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Sunken U-Boats Off North Carolina Coast A Significant Find For Historians

The North Carolina coast may be the last place you'd think to find a sunken German submarine from World War II. But that's what Joe Hoyt — a nautical archeologist — found on a recent expedition to the ocean floor. Robert Siegel talks to him about the underwater battle site there.
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A 45,000-Year-Old Leg Bone Reveals The Oldest Human Genome Yet

The DNA in this ancient Siberian leg bone shows that the man had Neanderthal ancestors — yet more proof that humans and Neanderthals interbred. And he lived much farther north than expected.
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Banned Drugs Still Turning Up In Weight-Loss Supplements

Just because the Food and Drug Administration recalls a supplement because it contains dangerous substances doesn't mean the product disappears from the market.
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Ebola Vaccine Could Start Testing In Africa By January

The World Health Organization says two vaccine candidates now undergoing small-scale tests of dosage and safety in people might be ready for broader deployment in Africa by early 2015.
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Research On Anti-Smoking Vaccine Gets A Boost At Virginia Tech

A $2.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will support the work on an anti-smoking vaccine by a Virginia Tech researcher.

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Listen To A Concert Cellist Play A Duet With Her Brain

Ever wonder what your brainwaves sound like? Concert cellist Katinka Kleijin did, and then worked the sound into a strange and beautiful musical duet.

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When Reassuring Isn't: The Rush To Test Cruise Passenger For Ebola

Galveston, Texas, officials meant well when they tested a passenger while she was still at sea. But some say airlifting a blood sample in a Coast Guard helicopter was needlessly alarming.
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Why Are The Great Lakes On The Rise?

Host Audie Cornish talks with Drew Gronewold, a hydrologist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, about why water levels in lakes Superior, Michigan and Huron are rising.

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