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Where Did Agriculture Begin? Oh Boy, It's Complicated

Scientists have long assumed that farming began among one group in the Mideast. But a new study suggests a more diverse origin story.
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How A Danish Town Helped Young Muslims Turn Away From ISIS

Muslim youths in Denmark were leaving to join ISIS in Syria, feeling they were being persecuted in Europe. Then the police in Aarhus responded in a completely unexpected way: They apologized.
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Zika Epidemic May Have Peaked But Will Threaten U.S. For Years

Scientists have evidence that the epidemic in Latin America may have started to subside. But the U.S. isn't out of the woods yet.
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Study Explores Links Between Politics And Racial Bias

A new study looks at the link between racial bias and the Tea Party. Researchers found that people who looked at images of Barack Obama that were edited to make his skin look darker were more likely to express support for the Tea Party.
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A Marine Ecologist On Swimming With Sharks And What 'Jaws' Got Wrong

Neil Hammerschlag has looked inside the mouth of a wild tiger shark and lived to tell the tale. He says that sharks pose only a very small risk to people: "Humans are not on the shark's menu."
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Early Bedtime For Preschoolers Might Help Reduce Obesity Risk Later

Little kids who hit the sack early may be less likely to get overtired and fussy in a way that messes with their sleep cycle, researchers say.
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A Mouse Watches Film Noir And Offers Clues To Human Consciousness

Researchers in Seattle have created a public observatory for studying the visual circuitry in a mouse's brain. Among the attractions: watching 18,000 neurons respond to Orson Welles' Touch of Evil.
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NASA's Jupiter Probe Sends First Pics Of Planet From Orbit

The color image shows Jupiter's giant red spot and three of its moons: Io, Europa and Ganymede.
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Thirsty? New Study Links Good Hydration To Slimmer Waistlines

A new study finds people who are well-hydrated have lower body weights and lower odds of obesity. It adds evidence to the theory that drinking lots of water may help in weight management.
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Not In My Landfill: Georgia Residents Fight Plan To Store Toxic Coal Ash

In 2014, after disastrous spills and opposition from environmentalists, the Environmental Protection Agency imposed new rules on the storage of coal ash. Now utilities are planning to close down the ponds that hold the toxic ash, but it has to go somewhere. Environmentalists say the safest place for it is in securely lined landfills, such as the municipal landfill in Wayne County, Ga. Locals are fighting the plan, but there's not much they can do.

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