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Your Brain's Got Rhythm, And Syncs When You Think

Scientists have evidence that beats in the brain — in the form of rhythmic electrical pulses — are involved in everything from memory to motion. And music can help when those rhythms go wrong.

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The Salt

'Pink Slime' Is Making A Comeback. Do You Have A Beef With That?

Since beef prices are going up, food processors are once again looking at cheap "lean, finely textured beef." But this time, they're preparing for consumers' concerns.

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What, Exactly, Are U.S. Interests In Iraq's Turmoil?

Some warn that the violence gripping the country could lead to another Sept. 11. But experts are skeptical, and Americans are wary of new military entanglements.

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'Pink Slime' Is Making A Comeback. Do You Have A Beef With That?
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Lovesick Sinkane
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Study Delivers Failing Grades For Many Programs Training Teachers
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Your Brain's Got Rhythm, And Syncs When You Think
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A-Tisket, A-Tasket Ella Fitzgerald
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Plastics Don't Disappear, But They Do End Up In Seabirds' Bellies
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What, Exactly, Are U.S. Interests In Iraq's Turmoil?
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The Would-Be Ambassador To Norway Who Has Never Been There Himself
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Four Noble Truths Jose James
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