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Supreme Court Abortion Ruling Explained

The Supreme Court has overturned parts of a Texas law that would have caused many abortion clinics in the state to close down. In a 5-3 decision, the court said that parts of law, which imposed a number of restrictions … Continue reading

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Omega-3 Fatty Acids Reduce Risk of Fatal Heart Attack

Eating fish, nuts, seeds and plants with omega-3 fatty acids may significantly lower your risk of dying from a heart attack, according to the most thorough study to date on this contested nutritional topic. Previous research on fish oil supplements … Continue reading

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Magnets Make People Think of Love, Study Finds

Animal magnetism may be a more literal concept than it’s given credit for, according to a new study that finds that people are more attracted to their romantic partners after playing with magnets. The research is an example of a … Continue reading

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Southeast Asian fires emitted most carbon since 1997 – scientists

By Beh Lih Yi JAKARTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Forest fires that blanketed Southeast Asia in thick haze last year released the greatest amount of climate-changing carbon since record blazes in 1997, producing emissions higher than in the whole of … Continue reading

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Science groups to Congress: Climate change is real threat

FILE – In this June 22, 2016 file photo, a sign warning of extreme heat is seen on a trailhead at Piestewa Peak in Phoenix. Thirty-one of the country’s top science organizations are telling Congress that global warming is real, … Continue reading

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Huge Cache of Ancient Helium Discovered in Africa's Rift Valley

A “huge” cache of helium discovered in East Africa could ease a decades-long shortage of the rare and valuable gas.    Researchers in the United Kingdom and Norway say the newly discovered helium gas field, found in the East African Rift … Continue reading

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Gateway to Ancient Greek God's Compound Uncovered?

Archaeologists in northern Israel may have unearthed a sanctuary of the Greek god Pan in the ancient city of Hippos. Excavations by the Zinman Institute of Archaeology at the University of Haifa have uncovered a monumental Roman gate, which may … Continue reading

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Quantum Computer Could Simulate Beginnings of the Universe

Quantum mechanics suggest that seemingly empty space is actually filled with ghostly particles that are fluctuating in and out of existence. And now, scientists have for the first time made an advanced machine known as a quantum computer simulate these … Continue reading

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Docs Diagnose Smartphone 'Blindness' in 2 Women

For two women in the United Kingdom, mysterious vision problems that happened only at night or early in the morning turned out to have a rather innocuous cause: looking at a smartphone in the dark. The cases, which are detailed … Continue reading

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Stomach Sucker: How Does New Weight-Loss Device Work?

The Food and Drug Administration recently approved a weight-loss device that may sound like something out of a science-fiction movie: a small tube inserted into the stomach allows patients to drain a portion of their gut’s contents before the body … Continue reading

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