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  1. Could fining parents cut childhood obesity?Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 12 | Newsday

    Obesity is described as one of the biggest problems facing mankind. The small US territory of Puerto Rico is debating whether to fine parents who fail to get their children to lose weight.

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  2. Astra Zeneca drive for genetic drugsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 28 | BBC News

    Astra Zeneca has announced a research programme to develop a generation of medicines to treat the genetic causes of many debilitating diseases. It will be the first concerted use of an emerging technique called Crispr to "snip out" specific disease genes in order to discover drugs.

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  3. Why extreme inequality hurts the richRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2015 | Newsday

    "We could have developed a vaccine for Ebola years ago if we had chosen to allocate the resources to the appropriate research". That is what a senior and respected medical scientist, a man who would be seen as a world authority on such matters, said to me.

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  4. New frog 'gives birth to tadpoles'Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 31, 2014 | BBC News

    This species of fanged frog lives on Sulowesi Island in Indonesia, and zoologists had chased it for decades because they suspected it would show this unique behaviour. An international team has now described it for the first time, in a study published in the journal Plos One .

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  5. Birds fled 'day before' US tornadoesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 18, 2014 | BBC News

    US scientists say tracking data showing five golden-winged warblers left their nesting site a day a tornado outbreak suggests the birds "heard it coming". Geolocators showed the birds, which had just finished a 5,000km migration, left the Appalachians and flew 700km south to the Gulf of Mexico.

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  6. France plans elite mega-universityRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 9, 2014 | BBC News

    The top places are invariably filled with the US and UK academic powerhouses. And then coming up fast are the ambitious Asian universities.

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  7. Urban farming helps feed the worldRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 24, 2014 | Newsday

    Researchers, using satellite data, found that agricultural activities within 20km of urban areas occupy an area equivalent to the 28-nation EU. The international team of scientists says the results should challenge the focus on rural areas of agricultural research and development work.

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  8. Lightning strikes 'more as world warms'Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 13, 2014 | BBC News

    The research, published in Science , was carried out with the help of data from a US network of lightning detectors. "For every two lightning strikes in 2000, there will be three lightning strikes in 2100," said David Romps, at the University of California, Berkeley.

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  9. California adopts sex crime ruleRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 28, 2014 | BBC News

    California has become the first US state to require students on state-funded campuses to have clear, active consent before all sexual activity. "Yes means yes" is the first law in a US state to make the language of affirmative consent a central principle of school sexual assault policies.

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  10. Cosmic grains pre-date Solar SystemRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 14, 2014 | BBC News

    Scientists may have identified the first known dust particles from outside our Solar System, in samples returned to Earth by a Nasa space mission.

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  11. Tablet screens to correct sight lossRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 30, 2014 | BBC News

    The system uses software to alter the light from each individual pixel on the screen, based on the person's glasses prescription.

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  12. Wildlife loss link to child slaveryRead the original story

    Jul 24, 2014 | BBC News

    Ecologists say the shortage of wild animals means that in many countries more labour is now needed to find food.

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