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Neuroscientists Hack Dreams With Tiny Shocks

Small electrical pulses make people feel that they can control their dreams, the hallmark of lucid dreams. But researchers are far away from inducing powers like those seen in the movie Inception.
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Debate: Is Death Final?

The idea of an afterlife has fascinated humans for millennia. In a recent Intelligence Squared debate, two teams faced off over the concept of life after death from a scientific perspective.
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Doctors Debate Whether Screening For Domestic Abuse Helps Stop It

After your doctor asks you whether you smoke, she might also ask if you feel safe with your partner. But an analysis suggests universal screening may not be helping people who have been abused.
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Last Chance To See Astronaut's 'Space Oddity' Video

The YouTube video of astronaut Chris Hadfield aboard the International Space Station is set to come down as the licensing agreement on the iconic David Bowie song expires.
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Gardeners' Gems: Designer Crops That Will Wow The Neighbors

For the fashion-conscious gardener, here are the most colorful and flavorful new edibles. This year's picks include the indigo tomato, wasabi and a pineapple-flavored berry.
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Russia Aborts Rocket Engine Sales, GPS Cooperation With U.S.

The moves come after Washington banned some high-tech equipment sales to Russia as part of sanctions in response to the annexation of Crimea.
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More Parental Attention May Give First-Born Kids Advantages

Firstborn kids often do better in school and, on average, go on to earn more money than their younger siblings. A new theory tries to explain why.
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Melting Of Antarctic Ice Sheet Might Be Unstoppable

A new study examined 40 years of data collected by ground, air and satellite stations and found that sea level could rise by more than 10 feet in coming centuries.
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'Past The Point Of No Return:' An Antarctic Ice Sheet's Slow Collapse

NASA held a press conference to discuss the stability of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet and its potential contribution to future sea level rise. The researchers announced that the ice sheet's collapse is both underway and unstoppable.
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Driving While Pregnant Is Riskier Than You Might Think

Expectant mothers are more likely to get into serious car crashes, a study finds. The risk is highest in the second trimester, when accident rates are similar to those for people with sleep apnea.

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