Women often save up questions for an annual office visit that they think don't warrant a sick visit to the doctor during the year, research finds. Tim Pannell/Fuse/Getty Images hide caption

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What Women Need In A Checkup: Test Less, Talk More

Some tests that used to be part of an annual physical are no longer recommended. Others can be done less often. Still, seeing your doctor regularly for a face-to-face chat may help your health.

In 2004 Reid Brewer of the University of Alaska Southeast measured an unusual beaked whale that turned up dead in Alaska's Aleutian Islands. A tissue sample from the carcass later showed that the whale was one of the newly identified species. Don Graves hide caption

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Mysterious And Known As The 'Raven': Scientists Identify New Whale Species

"There have been a lot of people out there surveying whales for a long time, and never come across this," a researcher says. But Japanese fishermen have told stories about this dark whale for years.

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Kaine En Español: Pandering Or A Symbol Of Understanding For Latinos?

"Speaking Spanish doesn't mean that he understands the issues," one DNC attendee said. Others Latinos say his language ability reveals a deeper ability to understand issues important to them.

Chief David Beautiful Bald Eagle during the opening of the Days of '74 Museum in Deadwood, S.D. Bald Eagle died on Friday at the age of 97. Tom Griffith/AP Photo/Rapid City Journal hide caption

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David Bald Eagle, Lakota Chief, Musician, Cowboy And Actor, Dies At 97

He was also a war hero and a ballroom dancer — Bald Eagle's life is hard to fit in a headline. He parachuted into Normandy, acted in Westerns and starred in his first feature film at the age of 95.

Once scientists grew these Staphylococcus lugdunensis bacteria in a lab dish, they were able to isolate a compound that's lethal to another strain commonly found in the nose that can make us sick — Staphylococcus aureus. Mostly Harmless/Flickr hide caption

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'Nose-y' Bacteria Could Yield A New Way To Fight Infection

The search for lifesaving antibiotics is on. Scientists have turned up one promising candidate in an unlikely place — the human nose.

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Visitors To A Shrinking Alaskan Glacier Get A Lesson On Climate Change


On a busy day, thousands of tourists visit the Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau. The U.S. Forest Service wants those people to take in the dramatic views but also consider why the glacier is receding.

Visitors To A Shrinking Alaskan Glacier Get A Lesson On Climate Change

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Though Jupiter's red spot looks small in this photo, it's actually about 10,000 miles wide — bigger than Earth's diameter. Space Telescope Science Institute/NASA hide caption

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How Jupiter's Red Spot Makes Things High Above It Hot, Hot, Hot

Think summer's hot on Earth? Space physicists tracking weather on Jupiter say the roar of the raging storm we call the Great Red Spot heats the outer atmosphere above it by more than 1,000 degrees F.

Zafer Aknar is the longtime editor of the Turkish satirical magazine Leman. A printed edition about the failed coup attempt was prevented from distribution last week by Turkish authorities. Lefteris Pitarakis/AP hide caption

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Despite Turkey's Crackdown, Some Critics Are Still Speaking Out

Most critics are silent these days, but a few are voicing opposition to the widespread arrests and workplace dismissals. They say this is just an acceleration of the government's existing policy.

Despite Turkey's Crackdown, Some Critics Are Still Speaking Out

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Michigan State University researchers Sunpreet Arora (left), Anil Jain (center) and Kai Cao (right) tried 3-D printed fingertips and 2-D fingerprint replicas on conductive paper to unlock a murder victim's phone, similar to one in the photo. Derrick Turner/Michigan State University hide caption

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Police Use Fingertip Replicas To Unlock A Murder Victim's Phone

Michigan State University engineers tried 3-D-printed fingertips and special conductive replicas of the victim's fingerprints to crack the biometric lock on his Samsung Galaxy phone.