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Progress Made On Drug For Autism Symptoms

The drug, called arbaclofen, made people with Fragile X syndrome less likely to avoid social interactions, according to a newly published study. Researchers suspect it might do the same for people with autism.
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Why Mental Pictures Can Sway Your Moral Judgment

Some dilemmas produce vivid images in our head — and we're wired to respond emotionally to pictures. That can trigger unconscious biases that influence our judgment of right and wrong.
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Hungry Snakes Trap Guam In Spidery Web

Forests on the island of Guam are experiencing a spider epidemic, and invasive brown tree snakes are to blame. The snakes have nearly obliterated the island's native forest birds — which used to keep spider numbers in check.
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Tiny Bubbles: Injectable Oxygen Foam Tested For Emergency Care

The experimental treatment, which hasn't been tried in humans, encapsulates pure oxygen in microbubbles made of fat molecules. The bubbles look quite a bit like shaving cream, one of the researchers says.
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Court Rules UVA Doesn't Have To Turn Over Climate Scientist's Emails

A Virginia court has sided with the University of Virginia, after a conservative group sought the release of one of the university's former climate scientist's emails, in an apparent attempt to discredit him.

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U.S. Explodes Atomic Bombs Near Beers To See If They Are Safe To Drink

In the midst of the Cold War, many worried about securing a source of safe, drinkable water after a nuclear explosion. The results of a 1957 U.S. government study show that a post-bomb bottle of beer could be a fairly safe, but not tasty, substitute.

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