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Sailing on sunlight

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Science | Engineers develop spacecraft powered by solar energy

New sensors warn of failure in bridges, medical devices

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Technology | Bridges about to suffer structural failure might soon be able to send a warning of the impending danger before a catastrophic collapse. Knee replacements or…

Are Ebola-fighting cows the first step toward human animals?

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Science | It’s not unusual for farms to have a herd of cows, unless those cows are a tiny bit human. One farm in Iowa has a herd of 50 black and white Holstein-Jersey…

Face time

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Science | A mummy mask may have been hiding the oldest copy of the Gospel of Mark yet found

Not in my office, some doctors tell unvaccinated patients

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Health | In the wake of the multistate measles outbreak that has infected more than 100 Americans, some doctors refuse to see children whose parents won’t have them…

Ethicists: Return mentally ill patients to asylums

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Mental illness | Returning people with serious and chronic mental illness to psychiatric asylums that are safe and humane is the only sensible and morally appropriate solution…

Wings and a prayer

Wings and a prayer

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Science | Cockpit automation may inhibit pilots’ thinking skills 

Mosquitos carrying Chikungunya hitchhiking to the U.S.

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Health | The Asian tiger mosquito, a species that carries the chikungunya virus, is likely hitchhiking its way from Panama toward North America inside cars and trucks,

FDA warns pregnant women away from recreational ultrasounds

FDA warns pregnant women away from recreational ultrasounds

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Health | Expectant mothers may long for a peek at the little life inside them, but they usually have to wait until the 20th week for their doctor to order an…

Archeologists unearth possible site of Jesus’ trial

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History | Archeologists have discovered what they believe to be Herod’s palace and the much-debated site where Jesus’ trial took place. Most historians and…

Coffee crisis

Coffee crisis

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Science | Plant problems send coffee production plunging

Curiosity continues to make tracks on Mars

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Science | More than 16 months after landing on the Red Planet, the Mars rover Curiosity is trekking to its ultimate destination—climbing 3-mile-high Mount Sharp, a…

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