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Will We See the Sun’s Final Light Show

Will We See the Sun’s Final Light Show?

When we see a magical light show from the sun it is called “stretched loops” that are visible when the sun is rotated showing its profile to the earth.  These lights move along a magnetic line that shows us these ...
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Too Many Pain Pills

Over the past decade, more Americans died from overdoses of prescription painkillers than from heroin and cocaine use combined, according to government health officials. Most of the deaths were due to misuse of the medications— not to treat pain but ...
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New Mothers Tested for Drugs without their Consent by Some Alabama Hospitals

Having a baby in some Alabama hospitals can mean getting tested for drugs without a woman’s consent—and winding up in jail for a positive result. Alabama’s chemical endangerment law, in effect for nine years, spurred an investigation by ProPublica and ...
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Technology Addiction in Young Adults

Technology Addiction in Young Adults

If you use technology like the internet, smartphones, tablets, and social media for long periods of time you may have a technology addiction.  Other terms for this are Internet Use Disorder (IUD), Internet Addiction Disorder (IAD), and Internet Addiction.  Since ...
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Popping so many pills is killing us

What will it take for France to get serious about regulating prescription drugs? asked Sauveur Boukris. We French love to take pills; we are the biggest consumers of medicines in Europe. French doctors “tend to prescribe far more heavily” than ...
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100-year-old Giant Tortoise Rebuilds Tortoise Pop

100-year-old Giant Tortoise Rebuilds Tortoise Pop

Diego has single handedly helped to save the tortoise of Galapagos Islands from extinction.  During his stay since 1976 on the island he has fathered over 800 babies to help rebuild the population on Espanola Island off the coast of ...
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Grim contest?

Newtown, Conn. Newtown shooter Adam Lanza may have been trying to compete with Norwegian mass killer Anders Breivik when he carried out the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December. Citing law enforcement sources, CBS reported this week that ...
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Lightning Blamed for Reindeer Death

Lightning Blamed for Reindeer Death

It’s not unusual to find animals that have been killed from lightning strikes, but climate change is making it worse.  They found an entire herd of over 300 reindeer that were killed by a lightning strike in Norway.  In the ...
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Secondhand smoke still lingers

Over the past decade, thanks in part to widespread restrictions on when and where people can light up, the number of Americans who smoke has rapidly declined. But despite that reduction, some 58 million Americans are still regularly exposed to ...
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Qatar’s weighty problem

The emirate isn't just the world's richest country, it's also one of the fattest. Half of adults and a third of children are obese, and almost 17 percent of the native population suffers from diabetes. By comparison, about a third ...
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