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Another Study Of Preemies Blasted Over Ethical Concerns

The study randomly assigns preemies to one group that will get blood transfusions when their anemia is relatively mild or another that won't get them until the anemia is severe. Researchers want to see which approach is better at reducing deaths and brain damage. Critics say the doctors haven't leveled with parents about the risks.

Julia Child Was Wrong: Don't Wash Your Raw Chicken, Folks

The doyenne of TV chefs imparted much wisdom to American cooks, but one piece of Child's advice you should ignore is to wash your raw poultry before cooking. It spreads germs. Everywhere. Yet studies suggest 90 percent of Americans do it, so food safety researchers are launching a campaign to squash the habit.

Regulators Monitor 'Serious Leaks' At Japanese Nuclear Plant

The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is back in the news — more than two years after an earthquake and tsunami triggered a series of meltdowns. New leaks found this week prompted regulators to consider raising the alert level.

Can Your Car Make You An Unethical Driver?

New research suggests the size of your car effects how you drive. If you have a big car, studies show you may be more likely to break the law. It has to do with posture and how powerful you feel.

Can A Big Earthquake Trigger Another One?

A new scientific report claims that a powerful quake can, in effect, be contagious. The finding could have important implications for hazard planning in earthquake zones.

'Uncertain' Science: Judith Curry's Take On Climate Change

When Republicans on Capitol Hill want to hear reasons not to take strong action on climate change, sometimes they call on Judith Curry to testify. The climatologist has staked out an unusual position on the subject: She says the climate is changing and people are partly responsible, but we shouldn't bother regulating carbon dioxide.

The World's Most Precise Clock Could Prove Einstein Wrong

Scientists are always looking for a more accurate answer to the question, "What time is it?" Now they've built the most precise atomic clock yet — but it's not just telling time. It has the potential to investigate the accuracy of the General Theory of Relativity.

Stone Age Chefs Spiced Up Food Even 6,000 Years Ago

Looks like our prehistoric ancestors were bigger foodies than we realized. Archaeologists have found evidence that hunter-gatherers added a hot, mustard spice to their fish and meat thousands of years ago. So meals weren't just about consuming calories. Taste and flavor were important, too.

Comet Flies Into The Sun, Goes Out In A Blaze Of Glory

NASA says the small object that was caught on video by a spacecraft called the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory was most likely a member of a sun-grazing group of comets known as the Kreutz family.
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The Latest Research And Treatment Options For Parkinson's Disease

A new TV show starring Michael J. Fox is about a man living with Parkinson's. Doctors and other experts weigh in on the reality and treatments for this complex neurological disorder.