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Researchers discover the location of the “Christmas spirit” in the human brain

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No word yet on the neuroscience of humbug.
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Breitbart contributor says mass extinction via climate change isn’t a problem because of Jurassic Park

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He says he was joking, but a LOT of people agree with him.
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House Republicans vs. The Weather: Part 845742

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Rep. Lamar Smith is mad that climate data doesn’t say what he wants it to say.
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Using cancer cells to kill cancer cells

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A report on some more promising cancer research.
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Tennessee bill would ban teaching kids about Islam in middle school

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Tennessee recently tried to make the Bible its official state book.
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Ben Carson: Gravity, boy I dunno

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This from the supposed intellectual candidate in the GOP primary.
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Rush Limbaugh: NASA probably made up water on Mars to promote liberal agenda on Earth

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Leave it to Rush Limbaugh to look at science and say, “Nah, must be a liberal conspiracy.”
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This virus could be used to treat HIV

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The latest in potential outside-the-box treatments for HIV.
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Government shutdowns, sequesters and medical research

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When Congress can’t fund itself, medical research takes a huge hit. We can’t let that happen.
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A few updates on HIV research

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A number of new clinical trials are showing promise in hopes of treating the disease and preventing its spread.
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American Pharmacists Association gives award to homophobic pseudo-scientist, plugs his book

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The pill might turn your blood green and make your kid gay, says this APhA-endorsed pharmacist.
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New research links poverty to lower cognitive development in children

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Poverty is a public health issue.
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We’re a step closer toward curing a disease caused by brain-eating amoebas

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Brain eating amoebas are a small but serious problem. Now we’re a step closer to a cure.
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