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Can You Think Your Way To That Hole-In-One?

Psychologists have come up with an interesting twist on the old notion of the power of positive thinking: They've shown that you may be able to improve your golf game by believing the hole you're aiming for is larger than it really is.
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Zoo Tells City: Please Feed The Animals

The Reid Park Zoo in Tucson finds itself in a unique situation: it has five new elephants — but the facility does not have enough leafy food to keep the large animals happy. "What we're looking for... I think the word 'snacks' came up," says zoo curator Jim Schnormeier.
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CDC Chief: New Vaccines In Haiti Will Save Tens Of Thousands

The campaign "will prevent 20,000 to 50,000 deaths among children in Haiti over the next decade," Dr. Thomas Frieden says at the end of a two-day trip to the nation.
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Virginia Researchers Make Inroads On Autism Treatment

Virginia researchers have had some success treating a severe form of autism amongst lab mice using bone marrow transplants — which they hope to eventually replicate in human patients.

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Storify: Reactions To Shuttle Discovery's Arrival In D.C.

Residents of the D.C. area turned out in force Tuesday morning to witness the final flight of the space shuttle Discovery.

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War Of The Worlds: When Science, Politics Collide

The tension between the two realms is greater than it's been in years, some scientists say. The latest battle played out in Tennessee, which just enacted a law that encourages teachers to question evolution despite the accepted science.
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The Race To Create The Best Antiviral Drugs

Researchers want to create a widely effective drug that targets viruses much in the same way that penicillin kills a wide range of bacteria. Science writer Carl Zimmer profiles the scientists who are developing these antiviral drugs, and the technology behind it, in his latest piece for Wired magazine.
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Shuttle Discovery Leaves Florida For New Home

At Kennedy Space Center in Florida, workers sent the retired space shuttle Discovery into the sky for a final time. On top of a jumbo jet, it was flown to Washington, D.C., bound four a museum run by the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum.

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