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This IS His Grandfather's Bug, But Now It's Electric

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Alternative Energy And Ideas For The Auto Industry

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By Hiring Gulf Scientists, BP May Be Buying Silence

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Smart bandages, including this one from Corventis, can transmit cardiac data in real time from a patient's body to a doctor. Courtesy of Mark Dastrup hide caption

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High-Tech 'Band-Aids' Call Doctors

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With Well Capped, How Long Will The Oil Linger?

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Will Reading The Doc's Notes Improve Your Health?

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Vertebrate Genomes Hide Ancient Viruses

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Spinning Some Silken Science

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How Scientists Can Police Themselves

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This composite image of brain scans shows two traits of a highly impulsive individual. The cool colors in the midbrain are indicative of a decrease in dopamine receptor levels while the warm colors show elevated levels of dopamine in a different part of the brain called the striatum. Joshua W. Buckholtz and David H. Zald hide caption

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Just Buy It: Impulsiveness Tied To Brain Chemical

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During CPR, Locking Lips May Not Be Necessary

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A Pleurosigma, a type of phytoplankton in the ocean. Phytoplankton generate more than half of the Earth's oxygen. Harry Taylor/Nikon Small World hide caption

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The Food Chain's Weak Link: Tiny Ocean Plants Dying

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A group of teenagers take a morning jog at the Wellspring Academy in Reedley, Calif., in 2009. The school specializes in helping teens and college students lose weight. A new study shows teens who remain obese risk a lifetime of chronic health problems and poverty. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Impact Of Childhood Obesity Goes Beyond Health

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Former Green Jobs Czar Identifies With Shirley Sherrod

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