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High Numbers: Are More People Really Smoking Pot?

Marijuana use may not be rising as quickly as thought — more people may simply be willing to admit to it, new research suggests. The widespread relaxation of marijuana laws…

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Zika Sexual Transmission in US Prompts Health Warning

After a person in Dallas was confirmed to have contracted the Zika virus through sex, U.S. health officials are warning men who travel to countries where Zika is spreading to…

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Super Bowl Showdown: Would Broncos or Panthers Win a Real-Life Matchup?

While people are stocking up on Buffalo wings & potato chips in advance of the Super Bowl this Sunday, fans are split on who has the best chances of winning:…

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Human Brain's Bizarre Folding Pattern Recreated in a Vat

Scientists have discovered exactly how the human brain gets its crinkly, wrinkly appearance in utero. It turns out that the huge explosion in the number of brain cells in the…

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Stone Age Horror! Pit Filled with Severed Limbs Uncovered

An ancient pit filled with severed human arms, hands & fingers has been unearthed in France. The nearly 6,000-year-old pit was found near the village of Bergheim, which sits near…

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Autism App? iPhone Tool Could One Day Spot the Disorder

An app that can study people's facial expressions & emotional responses could one day be helpful in detecting autism signs in children, new research found. The iPhone app, called "Autism…

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Wearable Sweat Sensors Could Track Your Health

Blood tests allow doctors to peer into the human body to analyze people's health. But in the future, there may be a less invasive way to obtain valuable information approximately…

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Young Women's Cancer Risk Linked to Tanning Beds

Young women who use tanning beds or booths have up to a sixfold increase in their likelihood of developing melanoma, a new study found. The study moreover suggests that indoor…

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'Schizophrenia Gene' Discovery Sheds Light on Possible Cause

Researchers have identified a gene that increases the risk of schizophrenia, & they say they have a plausible theory as to how this gene may cause the devastating mental illness….

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US Military Wants Smaller and More Stable Atomic Clocks

The U.S. military wants you … to design a better atomic clock. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the branch of the U.S. Department of Defense tasked with developing…

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