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Alzheimer's Drugs In The Works Might Treat Other Diseases, Too

By targeting the process that creates toxic clumps of protein in brain cells, scientists hope to help not just Alzheimer's patients, but perhaps also people with Lewy body dementia and Parkinson's.
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Birds, Bees And The Power Of Sex Appeal: The Ribald Lives Of Flowers

They're billboards for sexual favors, says ecologist Stephen Buchmann. But get your minds out of the dirt: We're talking pollination — and it's played a surprising role in global trade and history.
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When Losing Memory Means Losing Home

As his Alzheimer's progresses, journalist Greg O'Brien and his wife have decided it's time to leave the home where they raised their three kids. The move is turning up some sweet discoveries.
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Iran's Khamenei Signals Approval Of Nuclear Deal With 'Arrogant' U.S.

The country's supreme religious leader says the deal won't change his country's support for the governments of Syria or Iraq, nor for the "oppressed" Palestinians.
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Photos Of Pluto Reveal A 'Toy Store' Of Surprises

New Horizons has provided us with our first close look at Pluto. The images are blowing the minds of scientists. NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the joy of these new discoveries.
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What Do A Chlorinator And A Condom Tied To A Catheter Have In Common?

They're both featured on a list of 30 innovations that could save millions of lives over the next 15 years.
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WATCH: Magnus Effect Whisks Basketball Into The Spin Zone

A viral video by the Australian trick basketball team How Ridiculous demonstrates a property of physics that can make the ball appear to momentarily defy gravity.
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NASA's New Pluto Images Point To Geologically Active World

The latest photos show ice plains that appear to be only 100 million years old and a hilly region that could be what is left when surrounding material is eroded away.

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'When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors' To Best Avoid Lightning's Pain

Deaths in the U.S. from lightning strikes are up in 2015, compared with recent years. A convertible won't save you. Get inside at the first rumble of thunder, and stay away from plugged-in appliances.
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Science Confirms 2014 Was Hottest Yet Recorded, On Land And Sea

The international report card is out and confirms the hottest average on record — for a third time in 15 years. More than 400 scientists contributed data, finding a spike in sea and air temperatures.

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