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Skin cancer rates 'surge' since 1970s

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Monday, April 21, 2014

BBC: Cancer Research UK reports more than 13,000 people developing malignant melanoma each year, compared to the approximate 1,800 people in the mid-1970s.

 

Teen survives 5-hour flight in jet wheel well

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Monday, April 21, 2014

NBC: A 16-year-old boy survived a flight from California to Hawaii stowed away in a jet wheel well.

 

NASA discovers first potentially habitable planet

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Friday, April 18, 2014

Forbes: NASA's Kepler telescope uncovered an Earth-sized planet within the "habitable zone."

 

Effects of childhood bullying last a lifetime

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Friday, April 18, 2014

BBC: Researchers found that bullied children still experience negative effects on their physical and mental health more than 40 years later.

 

Scientists make first embryo clones from adults

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

WSJ: For the first time scientists have cloned cells from two adults to create early-stage embryos.

 

Man urinates in reservoir, ruins 38M gallons of water

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

USA Today: Portland water officials discarded 38 million gallons of drinking water after security footage revealed a 19-year-old urinating into one of the city's reservoirs.

 

Recreational marijuana use linked to brain changes

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

USA Today: A new study reports using marijuana a few times per week is enough to physically alter critical brain structures.

 

Former NYC mayor announces $50M gun law election push

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

BBC: Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will spend the money to build support for stricter gun laws across the United States.

 

U.S. consumer inflation rises: higher food, rent costs

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Reuters: The Labor Department said its Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased by 0.2% in March.

 

U.S. Airways apologizes for tweeting explicit image

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

BBC: The airline responded to a customer complaint with a pornographic image from its official Twitter account.

 

Bubba Watson wins second Masters Tournament

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Monday, April 14, 2014

CBS: Bubba Watson won the 2014 Masters Tournament by a three-stroke margin.

 

Excessive TV linked to poorer sleep in children

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Forbes: A study showed that for every extra hour of TV children watched, they tended to sleep seven minutes less per night (on average).

 

Obama names new U.S. health secretary

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Friday, April 11, 2014

CNN: President Obama bid farewell to Kathleen Sebelius and named Sylvia Mathews Burwell as her successor.

 
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