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The size of the brain of a chimpanzee (right) is considerably smaller than that of a human brain. Probably multiple stretches of DNA help determine that, geneticists say. Science Photo Library/Corbis hide caption

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Just A Bit Of DNA Helps Explain Humans' Big Brains

Scientists have found some human DNA that, when added to mice, makes their brains bigger. But as DNA research into human brains goes forward, are there ethical lines we shouldn't cross?

The size of the brain of a chimpanzee (right) is considerably smaller than that of a human brain. Probably multiple stretches of DNA help determine that, geneticists say. Science Photo Library/Corbis hide caption

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Just A Bit Of DNA Helps Explain Humans' Big Brains

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Just A Bit Of DNA Helps Explain Humans' Big Brains

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A U.S. Air Force C-123 sprays herbicides on dense jungle beside a South Vietnamese highway on May 18, 1966. This aircraft is the last in a formation of three. Spray from the other two planes can be seen ahead. U.S. Air Force via AP hide caption

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Air Force Reservists Say Agent Orange Residue Damaged Their Health

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Yonkers community activist Hector Santiago demonstrates the "stop-and-shake" with Lt. Pat McCormack of the Yonkers Police Department. The idea, Santiago says, is to get people to introduce themselves to cops on the street. Courtesy of Hector Santiago hide caption

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Instead Of Stop-And-Frisk, How About Stop-And-Shake?

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Wild Tales is crammed with gallows humor, says NPR film critic Bob Mondello. Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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Movie Reviews

Argentine Oscar Nominee 'Wild Tales' Lives Up To Its Title

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Argentine Oscar Nominee 'Wild Tales' Lives Up To Its Title

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Ralph Fiennes and Tony Revolori as hotel concierge M. Gustave and his lobby-boy confidante, Zero, in The Grand Budapest Hotel. Fox Searchlight Pictures hide caption

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Deceptive Cadence

Composing The Folk Music Of A Made-Up Country

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Composing The Folk Music Of A Made-Up Country

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An oil well in Garden City, Texas. With prices plunging, oil companies are laying off thousands of workers. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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As Oil Prices Tank, Firms Large And Small Feel The Pain

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NASCAR drivers Kevin Harvick (in car on left) and Ryan Newman lead the pack during the Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Nov. 16, in Homestead, Fla. Patrick Smith/Getty Images hide caption

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NASCAR Enters New Season After Shifting Gears To Bump Viewership

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A daily cup of joe (or two) may help protect against Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. And an egg a day will not raise the risk of heart disease in healthy people, according to a panel of nutrition experts. Premshee Pillai/Flickr hide caption

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Nutrition Panel: Egg With Coffee Is A-OK, But Skip The Side Of Bacon

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Saudi Arabia's Prince Turki al-Faisal, shown in 2013 in Bahrain, says the 'pinpricks' against the Islamic State have not been effective. The former intelligence chief also says the campaign needs to be better coordinated. Mohammed Al-Shaikh/AFP/Getty hide caption

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Saudis Grow Increasingly Critical Of The Campaign Against ISIS

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It's a good start when experimental compounds stop the proliferation of cancer cells in the lab. But, as many researchers have learned the hard way, that's just an early step toward creating a worthwhile treatment. Science Source hide caption

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A Biological Quest Leads To A New Kind Of Breast Cancer Drug

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A Biological Quest Leads To A New Kind Of Breast Cancer Drug

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Richard Dean Anderson portrayed MacGyver with the perfect combination of cool and nerdy. The Kobal Collection hide caption

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Goats and Soda

Will The Next 'MacGyver' Be An Indian Woman?

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Will The Next 'MacGyver' Be An Indian Woman?

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Iranian-American comedian Maz Jobrani performs in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, in 2014. Kamran Jebreili/AP hide caption

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From Iran To Comedy Central: Maz Jobrani's Path To 'Middle Eastern Funny Man'

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