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  • Proposed Bill Would Ban Tiny Cages For Egg-Laying Chickens

    Proposed Bill Would Ban Tiny Cages For Egg-Laying Chickens
    The question, "How much room does a chicken need to lay eggs?" sounds like the start of a bad joke. Animal rights activists and Connecticut's big-time commercial egg farmers don't think there's anything funny about it. It's an issue involving hundreds...
  • Scientific seamstress tries to pin down Ebola

    Scientific seamstress tries to pin down Ebola
    When biomedical engineers at the Johns Hopkins University hosted a weekend-long challenge last month, asking participants to make protective garb for medical workers treating Ebola, an unlikely participant emerged — Baltimore wedding gown maker Jill...
  • Marijuana legalization trend calls for research and care

    Four states out of 50 may not sound like much of a mandate, but the success of marijuana initiatives on the ballot last week suggests the nation is inching toward legalizing the once-demon weed. California started the ball rolling 16 years ago with a...
  • Is there a genetic path to despair repair?

    Is there a genetic path to despair repair?
    The clues to what makes one person cope with social stress and another fall into a funk might be encrypted in some very, very tiny print deep in the nucleus of brain cells. At least, that is, in mice. Juicing up a tiny forebrain region of mice with...
  • Student borrowing is down as tuition rises more slowly, study finds

    Student borrowing is down as tuition rises more slowly, study finds
    Challenging the widely held fears that student debt continues to grow monstrously, new data show some financial good news for college students, particularly for those in California. A College Board study released Thursday says that average student...
  • Panel considers lifting FDA ban on blood donations by gay men

    Panel considers lifting FDA ban on blood donations by gay men
    A U.S. Department of Health and Human Services panel has begun to consider whether to overturn a long-standing ban against accepting blood donations from gay men. On Thursday, the HHS Advisory Committee on Blood and Tissue Safety and Availability heard...
  • Lab contamination ruins many microbiome studies, researchers say

    Lab contamination ruins many microbiome studies, researchers say
    New DNA sequencing technologies have greatly expanded our knowledge of the human microbiome - the teeming world of microorganisms that inhabit our bodies - yet a team of researchers now argues that many studies may be flawed because of contamination. In...
  • In Australia, Obama looks for help cutting cash flow to Islamic State

    BRISBANE, Australia President Barack Obama arrived in Australia on Saturday looking for help on one of the most difficult tasks in the fight against the Islamic State: cutting off the millions of dollars flowing to one of the world's best-funded terrorist...
  • In leak crackdown, ex-cop indicted for coaching to beat polygraphs

    WASHINGTON A former Oklahoma City police officer has been indicted on charges of training people to lie about crimes during polygraph tests as part of the Obama administration's unprecedented crackdown on security violators and leakers. Douglas Williams,...
  • Marylanders among 'superstars' of federal Ebola fight

    Marylanders among 'superstars' of federal Ebola fight
    Dr. Lance Plyler was desperate. It was late July, and two of his American relief workers in Liberia were showing worsening symptoms of Ebola. Believing he couldn't handle such "dire circumstances" alone, the medical director for Samaritan's Purse turned...
  • Western diet's spread bad for health, climate? It doesn't have to happen

    Over the next 35 years or so, the populations of the world's wealthiest nations are expected to be joined at the banquet table by the growing populations of countries undergoing rapid development. If past patterns dictate the menu, the serving staff...