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A hormone that impacts memory in rats likely does the same thing in other animals, like humans. S. Ugur Okcu/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Health

Hormone Helps Short-Term Memories Stick Around

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Hormone Helps Short-Term Memories Stick Around

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House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) presides at a hearing on the fiscal impact of health overhaul on Capitol Hill. Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption

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Shots - Health News

House GOP Launch Hearings On Health Law

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House GOP Launch Hearings On Health Law

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President Obama's joke notwithstanding, a Commerce Department agency has the prime responsibility to protect salmon when they're in the ocean and when they swim upriver to spawn. Gary Stewart/AP hide caption

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Environment

Obama's Salmon Quip: The Truth Is Murky

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Obama's Salmon Quip: The Truth Is Murky

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Entertainer and relationship guru Steve Harvey signs copies of his new book, Straight Talk, No Chaser: How to Find, Keep, and Understand a Man, at the Borders on 18th Street in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2011. Adele Hampton/NPR hide caption

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Steve Harvey: A Comedy King Looks To Speak Across A Cultural Divide

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Agents of Secret Stuff stars YouTube celebrity Ryan Higa as a spy operative who finds himself somewhat out of place when he's assigned to go undercover at a high school. Through YouTube, fans can find stars they can more easily relate to who may be ignored by Hollywood. YouTube hide caption

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Fractured Culture

In A Small Corner Of YouTube, A Web Star Is Born

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In A Small Corner Of YouTube, A Web Star Is Born

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Ahmed al-Omran, a 22-year-old Saudi university student, checks his Internet blog on his laptop computer at a cafe in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on June 5, 2006. Fahd Shadeed/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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World

Social Media Revolution Hits Saudi Arabia

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Social Media Revolution Hits Saudi Arabia

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Charlie Louvin, Country Hall Of Fame Singer, Has Died

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In this screen capture, President Obama is seen live on the White House YouTube channel answering video and text questions on Feb. 1, 2010, after last year's State of the Union. AP hide caption

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President No Longer Leads The Pack On Social Media

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Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler stands on the sideline in the third quarter after leaving the game with an injury against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. His decision to sit out of the remainder of the game, which Chicago lost, made Cutler the target of critical Tweets from his peers in the National Football League. Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images hide caption

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In Age Of Tweets, NFL Learns 140 Characters Hurt

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