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A Sleep Gene Has A Surprising Role In Migraines

Disruptions of sleep are well known as migraine triggers, but now researchers have found a genetic link between the two. In studying families with lots of migraines, they also found a mutation on a gene that helps control circadian rhythms.
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NASA Details Space Telescope's Cosmic Near Miss

Last year, the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope experienced a dangerous close pass with a Cold War-era spy satellite.
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Criminologist Believes Violent Behavior Is Biological

In a new book, The Anatomy of Violence, Adrian Raine argues that violent behavior has a biological basis just like depression or schizophrenia. This raises questions about treatment, accountability and punishment, including the death penalty.
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Don't Miss The Premiere Of The World's Smallest Movie

The groundbreaking movie was made by manipulating individual atoms with a high-tech scanning tunneling microscope.
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How Doctors Would Know If Syrians Were Hit With Nerve Gas

An international team of doctors is helping Syrian health workers recognize the signs of a chemical attack. They're also teaching them how to collect and preserve tissues as potential evidence if war crimes charges are brought.
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The Boomerang Rocket Ship: Shoot It Up, Back It Comes

SpaceX calls it the "Grasshopper" — it's a rocket that doesn't fall back to Earth haphazardly after launch. It carefully returns itself to the launchpad standing up, right where it started.

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