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  • Study of Britain produces first fine-scale genetic map of a nation

    Study of Britain produces first fine-scale genetic map of a nation
    Britain may be famous for preserving its royal DNA, but a genetic analysis of the nation is providing new insights into the "story of the masses," according to scientists. Researchers announced Wednesday that they had created the world's first fine-...
  • Religion and relationships: Changing the tenor of your faith can take a toll

     Religion and relationships: Changing the tenor of your faith can take a toll
    In the United States, which has been referred to as the "great melting pot" for generations, it should come as no surprise that with all these different kinds of people has come practically as many ways of believing in a higher power. What may be...
  • Emergent BioSolutions produces new Ebola vaccine, teaming with NIH, GlaxoSmithKline

    Emergent BioSolutions produces new Ebola vaccine, teaming with NIH, GlaxoSmithKline
    At its growing East Baltimore facility, Emergent BioSolutions has produced a booster shot to go with a leading Ebola vaccine candidate, joining a competitive race to make a safe and effective tool to stop the spread of an outbreak that continues in West...
  • Simon Beck's astonishing snow art comes to Canada and Utah

    Simon Beck's astonishing snow art comes to Canada and Utah
    When Simon Beck stomps through fields of fresh snow, art happens. In his first trip to North America, the British snow artist was invited by Banff Lake Louise Tourism to create a series of large-scale designs in snow. Beck has been making snowflakes,...
  • President Obama talks Kanye West on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

    President Obama talks Kanye West on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'
    President Obama had several things on his mind when he stopped off in Hollywood on Thursday to visit “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” In addition to showing a sense of humor with the all-President Obama edition of Kimmel’s regular “Mean...
  • New Ebola cases are declining: Why that's bad news for a cure

    New Ebola cases are declining: Why that's bad news for a cure
    After killing at least 9,936 people and infecting more than 24,202, the Ebola epidemic appears to be running out of steam. And for some medical researchers, this hard-won progress poses a problem. The Ebola virus has retreated so dramatically in...
  • UN: World eating too much sugar; cut to 5-10 percent of diet

    UN: World eating too much sugar; cut to 5-10 percent of diet
    Put down the doughnut. And while you're at it, skip the breakfast cereal, fruit juice, beer and ketchup. New guidelines from the World Health Organization say the world is eating too much sugar and people should slash their sugar intake to just 5 to 10...
  • WHO: World is eating too much sugar

    WHO: World is eating too much sugar
    LONDON (AP) — Put down the doughnut. And while you're at it, skip the breakfast cereal, fruit juice, beer and ketchup. New guidelines from the World Health Organization say the world is eating too much sugar and people should slash their sugar...
  • DNA discovery: British people ate imported wheat 8,000 years ago

    DNA discovery: British people ate imported wheat 8,000 years ago
    DNA evidence suggests the hunter-gatherers of Britain were importing wheat from their agrarian neighbors on mainland Europe as much as 8,000 years ago. The discovery, published Thursday in Science, could mean there was more contact between early farmers...
  • Is playing 'Space Invaders' a milestone in artificial intelligence?

    Is playing 'Space Invaders' a milestone in artificial intelligence?
    Computers have beaten humans at chess and "Jeopardy!," and now they can master old Atari games such as "Space Invaders" or "Breakout" without knowing anything about their rules or strategies. Playing Atari 2600 games from the 1980s may seem a bit...
  • New Pentagon head Ashton Carter sets priorities

    Ashton Carter was sworn in as the secretary of defense this week, taking the reins of Pentagon leadership from former Secretary Chuck Hagel. On Tuesday, he issued a message to the Department of Defense employees outlining his top priorities: protecting...