Researchers at New York University Hospital worry the mice they use to study human disease may have perished in the flooding caused by Superstorm Sandy. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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The secret to making something low-fat taste good and keep us fuller longer may be in its thickness. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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This artistic interpretation shows an adult and juvenile feathered ornithomimid dinosaurs. Julius Csotonyi/Science hide caption

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The co-author of a controversial study on diet soda's link to blood cancers says his results fall into a gray zone between a clear relationship and no relationship at all. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Abraham Lincoln, circa 1850. Lincoln was a political non-entity before he was elected. Why is he more widely known to history than the presidents who came immediately before and after him? Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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A school of manini fish passes over a coral reef at Hanauma Bay in 2005, in Honolulu. Researchers say schooling behavior like the kind seen in fish helps groups of animals make better decisions than any one member of the group could. Donald Miralle/Getty Images hide caption

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Actors Stan Laurel and Edna Marlon play at socializing around the campfire. It turns out that early man's brain developed in part thanks to cooking. Hulton Archive/Getty hide caption

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This image, from an archival video, shows the white whale NOC swimming around and under researchers' boats. Current Biology hide caption

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