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  • John E. Felch Jr.: Strong public commitment needed to end homelessness

    John E. Felch Jr.: Strong public commitment needed to end homelessness
    This is the time of year when we take stock of those things for which we are so grateful, especially our families and our homes. It is also the time of year when our compassion is strongest for those who have less or are homeless through no fault of their...
  • Misidentification, contamination hamper cell-based research

    Misidentification, contamination hamper cell-based research
    Cell lines commonly used in medical research are plagued by contamination and misidentification, according to experts, and scientists need to do more to clean up their act. "Since the 1960s, more than 400 widely used cell lines worldwide have been shown...
  • Tracing the roots of teen anxiety

    Tracing the roots of teen anxiety
    The teenage years are awkward for everyone, but some adolescents experience more anxiety than most when it comes to social interactions. Fear and dread over reading aloud in class, playing sports, speaking in public, or attending dances and parties...
  • 'Amazing Race' finale features Barrington woman

    'Amazing Race' finale features Barrington woman
    As a budding food scientist, northwest suburban native Amy DeJong is used to lab coats, beakers and goggles. But, for one month last summer, DeJong embarked on a new experiment while dashing around the world with her lab partner as contestants on CBS'...
  • Worried about holiday weight gain? Go vegan

    'Tis the season when people really pack on the pounds. So it's a good thing that researchers at the University of South Carolina (USC) have just announced the most effective way to lose weight. After comparing five common diets, the researchers concluded...
  • Greenland ice loss more 'local' than thought, climate study says

    Greenland ice loss more 'local' than thought, climate study says
    When it comes to melting ice on Greenland, climate change experts got everything right but the present. That means Greenland’s contribution to sea level rise this century remains roughly the same – three inches – but where it comes...
  • Here's how to determine if that charity is worth your dollars

    Here's how to determine if that charity is worth your dollars
    When my sister and I were children and flew to summer camp together, our mother always asked us to call her once we arrived to let her know we landed safely. When we got older, my sister and I put our own twist on this practice: If my sister was giving me...
  • U.S. satellite spies holiday lights from space

    U.S. satellite spies holiday lights from space
    Americans are serious about their Christmas lights -- so much so that a NASA satellite can see them from space. The Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership satellite, which NASA operates with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, can&...
  • A soft coral may withstand climate change, study shows

    MIAMI As the oceans absorb more carbon on a planet increasingly choked by greenhouse gases, scientists worry its reefs the great storm-deflecting rampart for much of the tropics will crumble and fall. But a study by the University of Miami Rosenstiel...
  • Can an app help you lose weight?

    Source: Harvard Men's Health Watch Smartphones and tablets combine an extraordinary amount of portable computing power with connectivity to the world via cell phone signal and WiFi. Many health entrepreneurs are trying to harness that power to help...
  • Author details harsh toll of Alzheimer's on caregivers

    "Slow Dancing With a Stranger: Lost and Found in the Age of Alzheimer's"; HarperOne (240 pages, $26.99) Meryl Comer probably couldn't tell you the most harrowing moment of her journey through Alzheimer's. Maybe it happened before her husband Harvey's...