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Are Terminal Illness Decisions Affected By Negative Stereotypes?

Millions of people around the world face difficult choices at the end of their lives. Researchers delved into whether stereotypes affect medical decisions when it comes to terminal illness.
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Will Americans Buy Bug Snacks? Maybe ... If They're Funny And Cute

The "ick factor" has kept consumers in the U.S. from eating crickets, locusts and mealworms. To convert skeptics, bug-food advocates are trying to win them over with sleek packages and clever names.
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Mass. To Make Big Food Wasters Lose The Landfill

By October, the state will have the most ambitious commercial food waste ban in the U.S. Institutions that produce more than a ton of waste a week will have to find new uses for their scraps.
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Do You Want To Be Happy? Don't Set Your Expectations Too High

Pretty much everyone thinks that rewards bring happiness, but it's not the size of the payoff that matters, researchers say. Rather it's whether the reward exceeds your immediate expectations.
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Brief Counseling May Not Help With Most Drug Problems

Studies show that a chat with a doctor during a routine checkup can sometimes be enough to curb problem drinking. But the model doesn't work as well with problem drug use.
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Hawaii, Which Almost Never Has Hurricanes, Is Getting Ready For 2

Hurricanes Iselle and Julio are both expected to weaken into tropical storms before approaching the islands later this week, but residents are being urged to stock up on supplies.
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Rosetta Spacecraft Arrives At Comet After 10-Year Chase

In November, Rosetta will release a lander about the size of a small refrigerator that will attempt to secure itself to the comet's surface using harpoons.
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Employers Forced To Judge Job Candidates' Career Trajectory

Analysis of freelance jobs suggests employers are conservative when it comes to hiring, and dislike candidates who have done a lot of different things.
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The Ebola Outbreak: 'A Dress Rehearsal For The Next Big One'

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is spreading at a frightening rate. To find out why this outbreak has been so deadly and what may lie ahead, we spoke with science writer David Quammen.
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In Quest To Harpoon A Comet, A Spacecraft Stalks Its Prey

The European Rosetta mission arrives at its target comet Wednesday morning. In the coming months, its lander unit will harpoon the space rock.

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