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What We Know About Tattoo Reactions Only Goes Skin-Deep

Thu, 2015-05-28 12:24

About a quarter of U.S. adults have at least one tattoo. Yet doctors say we still don't understand the full extent of the skin's reaction to tattoos. For some people, problems linger for months.

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Does Less Latin Mean Dumbing Down? France Debates School Reform

Thu, 2015-05-28 12:06

France has one of the world's highest dropout rates, and the reforms are meant to make the middle school curriculum more interesting. But critics say the changes amount to a "dumbing down."

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Smartphones Are So Smart They Can Now Test Your Vision

Thu, 2015-05-28 11:35

In a new study, an easy-to-use app did just as good a job as the machines in an eye doctor's office. That's a boon for people in low-income countries — and really for anyone with vision issues.

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Not Your Mother's Catholic Frescoes: Radiant Portraits Of Queer People Of Color

Thu, 2015-05-28 08:23

Inspired by Mexican religious art, photographer Gabriel Garcia Roman portrays queer people of color as saints and warriors.

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'Trigger Mortis': New Bond Novel Brings Back Pussy Galore

Thu, 2015-05-28 08:18

For author Anthony Horowitz, the book is a return to the "true" James Bond. This means an unpublished scene from Ian Fleming himself — and a long-delayed reunion with a franchise favorite.

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Depression Treatments Inspired By Club Drug Move Ahead In Tests

Thu, 2015-05-28 07:29

A decade ago, scientists showed that the anesthetic ketamine could relieve major depression in hours. Now, two chemical cousins of the drug are entering the late stages of clinical testing.

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FIFA President Blatter Speaks At Opening Of Group's Congress

Thu, 2015-05-28 07:22

Embattled FIFA President Sepp Blatter faces a reelection vote Friday, in the face of new corruption and bribery charges against senior members of FIFA.

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The Windshield-Pitting Mystery Of 1954

Thu, 2015-05-28 07:18

For some strange reason, people across America began to notice that thousands of automobile windshields were dotted with teeny-tiny pockmarks.

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NOAA Warns Of Powerful Storms, Despite Seeing 'Below-Normal' Hurricane Season

Thu, 2015-05-28 07:04

The agency also unveiled new forecast graphics that are more detailed and highlight threats posed by potentially deadly storm surges.

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Buzzfeed's Saeed Jones Wrote A Beautiful Thing On Being Black In The Book World

Thu, 2015-05-28 06:17

"Combing through mastheads and tables of contents for the names of writers who are not straight white men can make you feel crazy. And it is crazy that doing so is still necessary."

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FIFA Update: Europe's UEFA Backs Blatter's Opponent; Raids In Brazil

Thu, 2015-05-28 05:38

Accusations of rampant corruption at FIFA came just days before Sepp Blatter is set to stand for re-election Friday. Europe's UEFA says it will back Blatter's opponent.

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How Much Does A Colonoscopy Cost In California? Help Find Out

Thu, 2015-05-28 05:22

Prices for common medical procedures vary widely, and it can be really hard find out the true cost up front. This crowdsourcing project aims to help draw back the curtain on colonoscopy costs.

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5 Things You Should Know About George Pataki

Thu, 2015-05-28 05:09

For most voters, the name George Pataki might not ring a bell. But he was the last Republican elected to major statewide office in New York in more than 20 years. And he's running for president.

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The Worst Kind Of Groundhog Day: Let's Talk (Again) About Diversity In Publishing

Thu, 2015-05-28 05:00

As a writer and critic, I am not just bored with this conversation. I am sick of it. I have written these sentences before. I will write them again.

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George Pataki Announces 2016 Presidential Bid

Thu, 2015-05-28 04:13

Former New York Gov. George Pataki unveiled a video announcing his candidacy for the Republican nomination Thursday. He'll speak at an 11 a.m. ET event in New Hampshire.

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Live Anthrax Was Mistakenly Sent To 9 States And A U.S. Military Base

Thu, 2015-05-28 03:12

The Pentagon says an attempt to ship inactive anthrax samples resulted in live samples being sent to labs in nine U.S. states and to a U.S. Air Force base in South Korea.

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Non-Academic Skills Are Key To Success. But What Should We Call Them?

Thu, 2015-05-28 03:03

Half the picture of student success is something other than academic. So why can't someone come up with a better name for them?

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Are Black Voters Ready For Hillary Clinton?

Thu, 2015-05-28 01:00

African Americans are going to be key to a Hillary Clinton presidential run. After a tense 2008 primary fight with Barack Obama, she's trying to win them over.

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The Future President Will Need To Wrestle With Debt From The Past

Thu, 2015-05-28 01:00

The federal government has issued trillions of dollars in IOUs. And just the interest on that massive debt could be a serious constraint for the next president.

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Their Life In A Refugee Camp Might Be Better Than Life Back At Home

Wed, 2015-05-27 23:30

In the 1990s, hundreds of thousands of Somalis fled war and found a new home — and new opportunities — in Dadaab, a refugee camp in Kenya.

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