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Most Americans believe in medical conspiracies

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Reuters: A survey revealed that approximately half of Americans believe in at least one medical conspiracy theory.

 

Twitter celebrates eight years

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

USA Today: To commemorate the social networking site's eighth birthday, it launched a website called first-tweets.com.

 

Study: lost sleep leads to lost brain cells

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

BBC: Research suggests that sleep loss may cause a permanent loss of brain cells.

 

Sony announces virtual-reality headset

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

CNET: Sony unveiled Project Morpheus, a virtual-reality Playstation 4 headset.

 

Vladimir Putin signs Russia-Crimea treaty

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

BBC: The Russian president and the leaders of Crimea have signed a bill to absorb the peninsula into Russia.

 

Study: foods rich in fish oils may not benefit heart

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Bloomberg: Researchers found that foods high in omega-3 do not reduce the risk of heart disease.

 

Obama issues new sanctions against Russia

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Monday, March 17, 2014

New York Times: President Obama has imposed sanctions on key individuals deemed responsible for the current crisis in Ukraine.

 

Flu risk cut by 'vigorous exercise'

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Monday, March 17, 2014

BBC: New data suggests that a minimum of two and a half hours of vigorous exercise per week decreases the chance of developing influenza.

 

Facebook CEO phoned Obama about NSA

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Friday, March 14, 2014

CNET: Mark Zuckerberg feels the National Security Agency overstepped its boundaries.

 

Science supports '5-second rule' for dropped food

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Friday, March 14, 2014

Forbes: A new study found some truth to the "five-second rule," which suggests it's safe to consume food that has touched the floor as long as its within the five-second limit.

 

Amazon increases Prime fee

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Thursday, March 13, 2014

CNET: Amazon will raise the membership price for Prime premium service from $79 to $99 per year.

 

U.S. plan for reduced drug sentences

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Thursday, March 13, 2014

BBC: U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder supports a proposal to shorten prison sentences for most drug dealers.

 

Overtime pay to reach more workers

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Bloomberg: Under President Barack Obama's executive order, some U.S. workers deemed ineligible for overtime compensation will be able to collect extra pay.

 
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