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  • Scientists study 17,000 Billboard hits and make surprising discovery about rap

    Forget the Beach Boys, Michael Jackson and Madonna. The most important cultural shift in American pop music began with the explosion of rap in the early 1990s. The Beatles and the Rolling Stones didn’t spark the British Invasion of the 1960s,...
  • Scientific study: Beatles, Stones eclipsed by hip-hop impact

    The impact of hip-hop's arrival on the pop music scene eclipsed that of the Beatles-led British invasion of 1964, a computer analysis of 17,000 songs has found. The unusual study found three revolutions on the charts: the 1991 emergence of rap and hip-...
  • The best brain exercise may be physical

     The best brain exercise may be physical
    Work out for the brain, not the body. Exercise tones the legs, builds bigger biceps and strengthens the heart. But of all the body parts that benefit from a good workout, the brain may be the big winner. Physical fitness directly affects our mind...
  • Five things for Wednesday, May 6, 2015

    Five things for Wednesday, May 6, 2015
    Here are your stories for Wednesday in Central Florida: Governor makes move in health-care battle; man arrested after 56 years on lam; researchers develop blood test for cancer; SpaceX Dragon capsule test launch; and ferry service to Cuba given ok. 1....
  • Purdue researchers' model tracks flu using Google, tweets

    A team including researchers from Purdue University has made a computer model that tracks the flu across the U.S. using Google searches and tweets. The (Lafayette) Journal & Courier (http://on.jconline.com/1dMZ4dH ) reports the model was developed by...
  • Climate change is a culprit in decline of Minnesota walleye

    Lake Mille Lacs resort owners are angry, anglers are frustrated, and they all have an opinion on what's to blame for the shocking decline in walleye in Minnesota's favorite fishing destination. But there's one culprit that gets scant attention: global...
  • Hillary Clinton-backed post-quake Haiti project 'a work in progress'

    CARACOL, Haiti While visiting this onetime bean field in Haiti's northeast region, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton declared it was a new day. "We had learned that supporting long-term prosperity in Haiti meant more than providing aid,"...
  • Flawed methane monitor underestimates leaks at oil and gas sites

    A popular scientific instrument used to measure methane leaks from oil and gas operations severely underestimates emissions under certain conditions, a preliminary study found. The results could have major implications for federal policies as the Obama...
  • Chile's quest to save melting mummies

    Chile's quest to save melting mummies
    For thousands of years, the mummies lay buried beneath the sands of the Atacama Desert, a volcanically active region along the northern Chilean coast with virtually no rainfall. When the first ones were discovered 100 years ago, archaeologists...
  • Sleepwalking is often a family affair, study says

    Sleepwalking is often a family affair, study says
    A new study provides strong support for the notion that the tendency to sleepwalk is hereditary, passed from parent to child through some as-yet-unidentified gene. Compared to children with no family history of sleepwalking, children with one parent who...
  • Watered-down red light camera proposal advances

    Watered-down red light camera proposal advances
    Chicago aldermen on Tuesday gave preliminary approval to a watered-down red light camera ordinance that calls for community meetings and a study of the controversial program but fails to address many of the problems of failed oversight and unfair...