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Bursts Of Light Create Memories, Then Take Them Away

Scientists seem to have answered a fundamental question about the nature of memory. They have found compelling evidence that memories are made by strengthening connections between certain brain cells.

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Will EPA's New Emission Rules Boost Your Power Bill? It Depends

The Environmental Protection Agency wants power plants to cut carbon pollution by 30 percent. Analysts say the impact on consumers will hinge on how individual states move to meet the standards.

Women walk past election posters of Syria's President Bashar Assad on a Damascus street on Monday. Despite the civil war, the election will be held Tuesday in areas controlled by Assad's government. Assad became president after his father's death in 2000 and is assured of winning a third seven-year term. Khaled al-Hariri/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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What Syria's President Seeks From A Not-So-Democratic Election

Bashar Assad is certain to cruise to victory Tuesday in a vote that's been widely condemned. But the point is not the voting. Rather, it's an attempt to show he still controls parts of the country.

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Double Rape, Lynching In India Exposes Caste Fault Lines
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From A Band On The Border, The Stories That Shape 'South Of Nowhere'
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Yuri Kochiyama, Activist And Former World War II Internee, Dies At 93
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Women walk past election posters of Syria's President Bashar Assad on a Damascus street on Monday. Despite the civil war, the election will be held Tuesday in areas controlled by Assad's government. Assad became president after his father's death in 2000 and is assured of winning a third seven-year term. Khaled al-Hariri/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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What Syria's President Seeks From A Not-So-Democratic Election
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