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You probably don’t use sunscreen, and you should

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Americans are bad at using sunscreen, which puts them at risk for skin cancer.
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Michael LaCour likely faked more than just his LGBT canvassing study

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More issues with Michael LaCour’s work are emerging after allegations of faked data in LGBT study.
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Study quantifies how much welfare spending goes to subsidizing low wages

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What could America do with an extra $153 billion dollars?
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Scientists are testing lots of different medical uses for marijuana

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From epilepsy to cancer, ongoing research is yielding promising signs in using marijuana in medical treatments.
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Voter registration deadlines suppressed up to 4 million votes in 2012

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New analysis shows that voter registration would increase turnout by millions.
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Study: Frat parties are inefficient, misogynistic sexual marketplaces

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Sex sells. And, according to Sean Hernandez, a recent graduate of the University of Southern California, the going rate on college campuses — particularly within Greek culture ...
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Richest 1% will control 50% of wealth by 2016

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Oxfam: “85 billionaires have the same wealth as the bottom half of the world’s population.”
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Progress on finding a gay gene

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A new study has just been published that has some evidence that may support the gay “gene” (or “genes”) concept.
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Short-take: Obamacare has cut premium increases

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Impeach!
PHYANG, LADAKH, INDIA - JULY 2014: Ladakhi Tibetan Buddhist monks at a festival in Phyang monastery, Ladakh. (geoffrey wiggins / Shutterstock.com)

Chinese hack Tibetan monks, systematically targeting human rights groups

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New study says Chinese hackers are systematically targeting human rights groups, with China’s consent.
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In field campaigns, a local messenger matters

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A new study shows that election campaigns connect better with voters when field organizers match the local voters.
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Chocolate may reverse age-related memory loss

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The downside is that you might need to eat 25 candy bars per day to see any benefit.
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Brain cells associated with smell are helping paraplegics walk

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Darek Fidyka may appreciate his nose more than many other people.  Not because of how it makes him look, or how it allows him to smell the fragrance of flowers, but because it’s ...
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