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  • Distraction a factor in 6 in 10 teen driver crashes

    Distractions — especially talking with passengers and using cellphones — play a far greater role in car crashes involving teen drivers than has been previously understood, according to compelling new evidence cited by safety researchers....
  • Air pollution takes a double toll on babies' brains

    Air pollution takes a double toll on babies' brains
    A common pollutant in vehicle exhaust, power plant emissions and cigarette smoke can shrink white matter in fetal brains and cause developmental damage during the toddler years, a new study suggests. In 40 children examined by researchers, prenatal...
  • Saturn's day is shorter than once thought, scientists say

    Saturn's day is shorter than once thought, scientists say
    How long is a day on Saturn? This apparently simple question has dogged scientists for years, but a new study has revealed that the days on this ringed gas giant are shorter than we thought. The findings, published in the journal Nature, help settle a...
  • Science, patients driving rare disease drug research surge

    The global pharmaceutical industry is pouring billions of dollars into developing treatments for rare diseases, which once drew little interest from major drugmakers but now point the way toward a new era of innovative therapies and big profits. The...
  • Battling breast cancer: UVA pioneers image-guided, high-dose approach

    Source: University of Virginia Health System CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- An experimental approach to treating breast cancer being tested at the University of Virginia Health System allows doctors to administer significantly higher doses of cancer-killing...
  • Around Town: Marina High to host food-tasting fundraiser

    Around Town: Marina High to host food-tasting fundraiser
    Marina High School's Educational Foundation will present the third annual Taste of Marina, a fundraiser for school-related projects, from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday on the campus, 15871 Springdale St. in Huntington Beach. The public event will feature samples...
  • New pox discovered in Eastern Europe, but not deadly

    Health officials have discovered a new germ in Eastern Europe that is related to the dreaded smallpox and monkeypox viruses but so far seems far less threatening. The germ caused two cattle herders to suffer fever, swollen lymph nodes, and painful...
  • Seeking to repair its brand, SeaWorld launches campaign

    SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. on Monday revealed details of an aggressive new advertising campaign that takes on critics and highlights the company's care of killer whales. SeaWorld will use print, TV and online communication, including a new website...
  • Test trial to use computer servers to heat homes

    An energy company is joining forces with a tech startup to harness computing power to heat homes in the Netherlands. Eneco, a Dutch-based energy company with more than 2 million customers, said Tuesday it is installing "e-Radiators" — computer...
  • How young women can bridge retirement savings gap

    How young women can bridge retirement savings gap
    Saving enough money for retirement can be daunting for anyone. But a growing body of research shows that women in particular lack the confidence to plan for old age. According to the latest annual retirement survey by financial services firm...
  • Affirmative action thrives at most selective colleges

    WASHINGTON Colleges across the country are trying to diversify their freshman classes, but are doing so on an ever-changing legal terrain about whether, and to what extent, they may consider race in admissions policy. Higher education groups have new...