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Once called the "Dutchmen" because of their large noses and large bellies, proboscis monkeys live only in Borneo. Ecosystems that have a lot of diverse animals, like this monkey, also tend to have a lot of diverse viruses. Charles Ryan hide caption

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Why Killer Viruses Are On The Rise

If you think there are more dangerous infectious diseases than ever, you're right. One big reason: pushing animals like this one out of their homes.

Editing human genes that would be passed on for generations could make sense if the diseases are serious and the right safeguards are in places, a scientific panel says. Claude Edelmann/Science Source hide caption

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Scientific Panel Says Editing Heritable Human Genes Could Be OK In The Future

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Hundreds of demonstrators on the Iowa Capitol's Rotunda floor protest a bill that would restrict collective bargaining for local and state government workers. John Pemble/Iowa Public Radio hide caption

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Iowa Moves To Restrict Collective Bargaining For Public Sector Workers

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Kansas City Power & Light (KCP&L) is building 1,000 charging stations and helping to turn a Midwestern metropolitan area into one of the fastest-growing electric vehicle markets in the country. Andrea Hsu/NPR hide caption

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In America's Heartland, A Power Company Leads Charge For Electric Cars

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Sixty-three percent of women who used the Paxman cooling device said they used wigs or head wraps to cover up hair loss, compared to 100 percent of women who didn't try cooling. Courtesy of Baylor College of Medicine hide caption

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Cooling Cap May Limit Chemo Hair Loss In Women With Breast Cancer

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Yoga Means Union Adam Freeland & Ambulance LTD

Data from Match.com shows that singles are more likely now to shun those who don't share their political preference. dane_mark/iStock hide caption

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When Dating In The Era Of Divisive Politics, Both Sides Stick To Themselves

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Rachel and Nick smooch in a highly realistic, tooooootally normal romantic situation on The Bachelor. Spoiler alert: He isn't going to pick her, because she's the next Bachelorette. Mark Coffey/ABC hide caption

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The Purely Accidental Lessons Of The First Black 'Bachelorette'

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Smoke Gets in Your Eyes Oscar Peterson
Valley Town Elliott Brood
3:06 Clutchy Hopkins
Showdown Dan Romer, Osei Essed
Ola Belle's Blues Ola Belle Reed

Once called the "Dutchmen" because of their large noses and large bellies, proboscis monkeys live only in Borneo. Ecosystems that have a lot of diverse animals, like this monkey, also tend to have a lot of diverse viruses. Charles Ryan hide caption

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Why Killer Viruses Are On The Rise

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Members of the Indian media watch Rajiv Bansal, then the CFO of Infosys, during the announcement of the company's first quarter results in July 2014 in Bangalore. Indian software services firms draw tens of billions of dollars in revenue from U.S. contracts each year, and that's partly reliant exporting computer science talent on H-1B visas. Manjunath Kiran/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Indian IT Outsourcers Anxious Over Potential Changes To H-1B Visas

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'Respect' Wasn't A Feminist Anthem Until Aretha Franklin Made It One

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