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Lottery winners give back

■    A Missouri couple have used their record lottery winnings to improve their hometown. Mark and Cindy Hill have spent chunks of their $293 million fortune on the town of Camden Point buying it a new firehouse and baseball field, ...
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Acupuncture’s Real Benefits

To the surprise of doctors, new research on acupuncture has found that the ancient Chinese healing technique provides real pain relief. Acupuncture involves sticking needles into specific points in the body that Chinese healers believe contain unseen energy pathways; the ...
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Positive Emotions Found To Have An Immune Boosting Anti-Inflammatory Effect

Awe-inspiring experiences, such as viewing works of art or overlooking a scenic vista, may have physical as well as mental health benefits, according to a new study. Researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, found that the positive emotions triggered ...
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Son of mugger makes amends

■    The 15-year-old son of an accused mugger met this week with his father's alleged victim to make amends. Christian Lunsford sought out Tona Herndon—who had her purse snatched while visiting her late husband's gravesite in Bethany, Okla.—after learning that ...
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Acquire Perfect Pitch From A Pill

Only 1 in 10,000 people have absolute or "perfect" pitch, the ability to hear a tone and tell what note it is. This unusual ability is acquired early in life, typically learned during training at about four to six years ...
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Visitors from outer space

Visitors from outer space

The most common Visitors from outer space... COMETS!! Near misses by comets and asteroids are rare events, but in 2013, predictions were made that earthlings would experience at least three. A menacing, 1,000-foot-wide asteroid named Apophis which passed within 9 ...
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Experimental cancer treatment

Just eight months ago, 6-year-old Emma Whitehead was gravely ill with leukemia and running out of options.Two rounds of chemotherapy had already failed, and a bone marrow transplant was no longer possible, The NewYorkTimes reports. So her parents opted for ...
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The effects of Alzheimer's on our brain

The effects of Alzheimer’s on our brain

As humans get older, our brains shrink by about 15 percent, making us vulnerable to memory loss, dementia, and depression. But the brains of our closest relatives, chimpanzees, stay the same size throughout life, a new study has found. And ...
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Waterboy with Down Syndrome Scores Touchdown

A special-needs student scored a touchdown with his high school football team last month, after the team's coach put him in for the final play of the game. Noah VanVooren, who has Down syndrome, usually acts as a manager for ...
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Alec Baldwin in hot water over anti-gay comment

■    Alec Baldwin has vowed to retreat from public life in a new article in which he denounces his gay critics, and calls former colleagues at MSNBC "boring" and "full of s—." In an "as told to" screed in New ...
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