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A Sharp Rise In Earthquakes Puts Oklahomans On Edge

Thu, 2014-01-02 15:01

For the past three decades, the state averaged about 50 quakes a year. Last year, there were almost 3,000. Some geologists say the state's oil and gas industry might be to blame for the increase.

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Partisan Evolution Gap? Politically Insignificant, GOP Says

Thu, 2014-01-02 14:55

A new Pew survey showing that belief in evolution has dropped among Republicans is fueling critics who argue the GOP is anti-science. But Republican strategists say it's not an issue that will matter at the polls.

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Defying GOP Leaders, Rep. Trey Radel Won't Resign After Rehab

Thu, 2014-01-02 14:20

The Florida congressman, who was arrested in November for cocaine possession, said he's returning to Congress. But the Republican hasn't said yet whether he'll seek another two years in Congress when his term expires this year.

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Using Sound To Levitate Objects And Move Them Midair

Thu, 2014-01-02 14:19

Researchers in Tokyo have put a new twist on the use of sound to suspend objects in air. They've used ultrasonic standing waves to trap pieces of wood, metal and water – and even move them around.

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Newspapers: 'Whistle-Blower' Snowden Deserves Clemency

Thu, 2014-01-02 14:16

The New York Times and Britain's The Guardian have published editorials saying accused spy Edward Snowden has sparked an important debate about the proper limits of electronic surveillance.

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Lure Of China's Gray Economy Reaches Rich And Poor

Thu, 2014-01-02 13:35

The proceeds from corruption, and legal and ethical gray areas, are a daily fact of life in China. The practice of gray income, which shows no sign of abating, may make political reforms more difficult.

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Obamacare Brings Medicaid To Skid Row's 'Ugly Reality'

Thu, 2014-01-02 13:16

Among those who stand to benefit the most from the expansion of Medicaid are homeless adults. Many of these men and women are mentally ill or addicted to drugs and alcohol. Enrolling them can be difficult, but the benefits should be substantial.

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Berlin Clinic Aims To Make Genital Cutting Survivors Feel Whole

Thu, 2014-01-02 13:11

The new Desert Flower Center offers treatment for the physical and psychological effects of female genital mutilation. But fear of alienation from their families and communities may keep some victims, mainly immigrants from Africa, from taking advantage of the center.

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Cork Versus Screw Cap: Don't Judge A Wine By How It's Sealed

Thu, 2014-01-02 12:49

Remember screw caps on jugs of wine? These days, many winemakers have wholeheartedly embraced the screw tops — not just for their ease of use, but for the way they seal the wine's taste. Now many consumers are learning to look past the caps' former downmarket reputation.

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