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Aspiring Craft Brewers Hit The Books To Pick Up Science Chops

As the craft beer industry grows, so are options for learning to brew. More colleges are now introducing degree programs to teach the art and science of beer-making.
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Why Is Condom-Use Suddenly Dropping Among College Sophomores?

Research at multiple universities shows the decline in safe sex is concentrated among students from low-income families. But why are these students less likely to practice safe sex?
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Doctors Test Tumor Paint In People

A modified venom from scorpions that carries a dye into the brain and makes tumors glow has cleared its latest hurdle. But will this attempt to improve brain surgery work in humans as well as animals?
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Is It Time To Resurrect The Brontosaurus?

More than a century ago, the Brontosaurus was deemed too similar to the dinosaur Apatosaurus. Recent research finds there is enough difference between the two creatures after all.
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California Farmers Gulp Most Of State's Water, But Say They've Cut Back

Farms in California use as much as four times the water consumed by cities and towns. Now farmers are on defense after the governor decided to mostly exempt them from new, sweeping water cutbacks.
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Many Obamacare Policyholders Face Tax Surprises This Year

Depending on the size of the subsidy they got, some will get a bigger refund than expected and others will owe taxes.
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Breast Milk Sold Online Contaminated With Cow's Milk

We're not talking about just a smidge. Roughly 10 percent of samples tested contained at least 10 percent cow's milk. Doctors say the diluted milk could be dangerous for babies for several reasons.
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NASA Battles Rising Sea Levels To Protect Kennedy Space Center

Sea level rise is beginning to affect the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. A protective dune not too far from the launchpads has collapsed.
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Will A Transplanted Hand Feel Like His Own? Surgery Raises Questions

A 20-year-old man born without fingers on one hand hopes a transplanted hand will give him more confidence. He knows the risks of such a visible transplant, but says, "It's something I always wanted."
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Go Ahead, Little Goat, Eat Some Poison Ivy. It Won't Hurt A Bit

Amazon's getting into the rent-a-goat business (for weed chomping). After all, goats are great at wiping out unwanted plants — even poison ivy. How do they do it?

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