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Women's Brains Appear More Vulnerable To Alzheimer's Than Men's

Researchers at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference say there's growing evidence that women are more likely than men of the same age to develop Alzheimer's disease.
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2 Gene Studies Suggest First Migrants To Americas A Complex Mix

Scientists assume a wave of people from what's now Siberia crossed into North America via Alaska, maybe 23,000 years ago. Genetics support that, but may also suggest another wave from Australasia.
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A 3-D Food Lab And Restaurant Wants To Turn Yuck Into Yum

A group of top chefs, food scientists and tech geeks have set up a lab in Belgium to master 3-D food printing. Their goal: to create nutritionally enhanced foods that appeal to the pickiest palates.
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Stephen Petranek: "How We'll Live On Mars"

Author Stephen Petranek says within the next 20 years humans will live on Mars. The race to get there, how to make it habitable and other big questions about traveling to and living on this next frontier.

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Tea Sommeliers Are The Hot New Thing In Food Pairing

Which black tea goes best with blue cheese? It turns out there is an art to unlocking new flavors in your food by pairing it with tea. And a whole new breed of experts has risen up to spread the word.
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Smithsonian Launches Kickstarter To Preserve Neil Armstrong's Spacesuit

The space suit that shielded the first human on the surface of the moon is in need of restoration and preservation, so Smithsonian is turning to potential visitors to bankroll what will be the centerpiece of a future exhibit.

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Expanding, Not Shrinking, Saves A Small Rural Hospital

As least 55 hospitals across the rural U.S. have closed since 2010. But northern Missouri's Putnam County Memorial finds that adding high-quality specialty services lures patients and revenue.
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Russian Billionaire Donates $100 Million In Search For E.T.

Russian billionaire, Yuri Milner, has donated $100 million to the search for E.T. or extraterrestrial life.
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Failed Strut Likely Caused SpaceX Rocket To Explode, Elon Musk Says

The Falcon 9 rocket was carrying supplies to the International Space Station when it exploded June 28. Musk, the SpaceX CEO, said that going forward, the company would individually test each strut.
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Los Angeles Angels Experience First Rainout At Home In 20 Years

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim were supposed to play the Boston Red Sox on Sunday night. Instead, the Angels experienced their first rainout at a home game in 20 years.

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