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Scientists Unveil 'Google Maps' For Human Genome

For decades, scientists thought that most of our genetic code was essentially useless filler between our genes. But the results of a massive project to understand this so-called junk DNA reveal that it contains switches that control how genes function.
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The Toothbrush: It's In The Space Station's Toolbox. How About Yours?

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station took a spare toothbrush along on a spacewalk today and used it to help clean debris from around some bolts. What do you use them for? (Besides brushing your teeth, that is.)
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3 Clues To How Geography Fuels Innovation

Forget the notion of great inventors toiling in isolation. There's plenty of proof that geography has a big influence on innovation, with some cities inspiring far more innovation than others.
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To Maximize The Joy Of Eating Candy, Apply Physics

What's the best way to make the pleasure of eating a candy last? A team of Austrian researchers devises a simple method for observing how spherical candies dissolve.
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What's With Frosty? Why Isn't He Showing Up On Time?

Over the 20th century, America's "growing season," a proxy for warmer temperatures, has been getting longer. And scientists say the trend is exactly what they expect to see as greenhouse gases in the atmosphere increase.
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Wow! NASA Video Shows 'Mind-Bogglingly Gorgeous' Solar Eruption

Watch as a massive flare shoots from the sun and stretches a half million miles into space. Friday's event dealt Earth's magnetic environment a "glancing blow," NASA says.
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Why We're Happy Being Sad: Pop's Emotional Evolution

Every Top 40 hit in 1965 was in a major key and had a fast tempo. In 2009, more than half of the Top 40 songs were in a minor key. Has there been a shift in the emotional content of music in the past five decades, and why are we drawn to sadness and ambiguity in music?
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As Temps Rise, Cities Combat 'Heat Island' Effect

More than 20,000 high-temperature records have been broken so far this year in the United States. It's especially bad in urban areas, where cities are heating up about twice as fast as the rest of the planet. But a researcher in Atlanta is using the heat wave as an opportunity to do something about the warming planet.
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Can We Learn To Forget Our Memories?

Our capacity to forget is as important, and certainly as interesting, as our ability to remember. But can we train ourselves to suppress certain memories, or the meaning we attach to life events?

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