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NASA Mars rover reaches Mount Sharp

09/15/2014 09:46 AM EDT
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- NASA's Curiosity rover is about to conduct some serious scientific drilling at Mars. 
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FDA eyes ban as skin shock use scrutinized
09/16/2014 01:21 AM EDT - CANTON Some cut themselves. Full Story

Sex educator's tips for 'The Talk'
09/08/2014 08:07 AM EDT - NEW YORK -- One of the first things Al Vernacchio does in his high school Sexuality and Society class is stand at a podium in a sweater vest and tie surrounded by a wall packed with slogans: RESIST HOMOPHOBIA. Full Story

Bucket Challenge Raises Awareness, Funds: ALS breakthrough imminent?
09/08/2014 08:05 AM EDT - WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Maybe you've already dumped chilled water atop your head -- and encouraged friends and loved ones to do likewise by taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Full Story

Solar energy taking its toll as birds scorched in mid-air
09/02/2014 12:35 PM EDT - IVANPAH DRY LAKE, Calif. Full Story

Pediatricians' Rx for schools: Later start times
09/02/2014 12:35 PM EDT - CHICAGO (AP) -- Pediatricians have a new prescription for schools: later start times for teens. Full Story

Study: Melting glaciers fault of humans
08/18/2014 11:29 AM EDT - WASHINGTON (AP) -- More than two-thirds of the recent rapid melting of the world's glaciers can be blamed on humans, a new study finds. Full Story

Engineering plants to produce vaccines
08/18/2014 11:28 AM EDT - NEW YORK -- It's an eye-catching angle in the story of an experimental treatment for Ebola: The drug comes from tobacco plants that were turned into living pharmaceutical factories. Full Story

Done at the same time; Breast surgery and radiation
08/04/2014 07:49 PM EDT - WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Susan Rosser is not afraid of being a pioneer. Neither is Dr. Beth-Ann Lesnikoski. Together they -- patient and surgeon -- made U.S. medical history earlier this month. Full Story

The right type of exercise for weight loss
08/04/2014 09:00 AM EDT - Q: Is weight loss truly greater when exercising at a moderate level (say, 60 percent of capacity) instead of a more intense level (85 percent)? Full Story

Arrest in robbery of autistic man in Connecticut

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — A 27-year-old Connecticut man has been charged with stealing $100 in birthday money from an autistic man in a crime that was captured by video cameras. Full Story
Blacks, Hispanics have doubts about media accuracy

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study shows a large majority of African-American and Hispanic news consumers don't fully trust the media to portray their communities accurately, a statistic that could be troubling for the news industry as the minority population of the United States grows. Full Story