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Preventing HIV With Medicine Can Carry A Stigma

No doctor would refuse to prescribe cholesterol-lowering statins to patients because they're overweight. But despite guidelines, some doctors aren't offering preventive drugs to those at risk for HIV.

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The Shaggy Story Of A Real-Life 'Dog'

Critic Bob Mondello says The Dog, a quirky, eye-opening documentary about the bank robber who inspired Dog Day Afternoon, will leave you "alternately amused and slack-jawed in astonishment."

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Butterfly Shifts From Shabby To Chic With A Tweak Of The Scales

By playing with the physics of wing color, scientists get a glimpse into how butterflies get their colors, and how quickly they can evolve from brown to brilliant.

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Butterfly Shifts From Shabby To Chic With A Tweak Of The Scales

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The Shaggy Story Of A Real-Life 'Dog'

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