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Aspirin Could Lower Some Cancer Mortality Risk

Aspirin has long been prescribed to help prevent heart attacks. For those who have had a heart attack or stroke or are at high risk, a low daily dose can lower the odds their blood will form dangerous, deadly clots. But could it also help to prevent other diseases

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Warmest U.S. Spring on Record: 2012

By Deborah Zabarenko WASHINGTON (Reuters) - So far, 2012 has been the warmest year the United States has ever seen, with the warmest spring and the second-warmest May since record-keeping began in 1895, the U.S.

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Is Earth Nearing an Environmental "Tipping Point"?

Human activities are pushing Earth toward a "tipping point" that could cause sudden, irreversible changes in relatively stable conditions that have allowed civilization to flourish, a new study warns. [More]

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Bee-Killing Virus Is Supercharged by Parasitic Mites

By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - Parasitic mites have turbo-charged the spread of a virus responsible for a rise in honey bee deaths around the world, scientists said on Thursday. Bee populations have been falling rapidly in many countries, fuelled by a phenomenon known as colony collapse disorder.

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This Psychedelic Shrimp Will Get You Hammered [Video]

Peacock mantis shrimp with its rock-hard hammer clubs; courtesy of S. Baron The psychedelic -looking peacock mantis shrimp ( Odontodactylus scyllarus ) has a decidedly non-peacenik way of getting a meal: clubbing it. [More]

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Put Your Creative Brain to Work (preview)

During the July 4th weekend of 1994, while riding in a 1988 Chevy Blazer with his wife at the wheel, a computer engineer named Jeff Bezos laid the groundwork for a retail revolution. Back then, the Internet was an insider's tool, largely limited to government and academic circles

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Cultivate Creativity in Everyday Life

My old apartment in New York City had seen better days. Stains had darkened the carpet by several shades, and gusts of wind would blow crumbs of decaying brick from the walls

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Astronomers Identify Very Distant (But Not the Most Distant) Galaxy

Credit: NAOJ The universe is a big place, and by peering across it astronomers get to look back in time . A galaxy or supernova so far away that it takes two billion years for its light to reach us will be seen here as it appeared two billion years ago. Remarkably, today s best telescopes can look across the majority of cosmic time, spying on galaxies as they looked just hundreds of millions of years after the big bang.

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Lasers Help Weigh Dinosaurs

Some dinosaurs were really huge. And now we may have a better way to estimate just how heavy these giants were. Researchers have developed a method to weigh dinosaurs, based on laser scans of their skeletons.

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