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Washington Wheat Farmers Could Be Toast If Dams Are Removed To Help Hungry Orcas

Washington's orcas are hungry, because there aren't enough salmon for them to eat. State officials want to take out some dams to help them, but that would hurt Washington's wheat farmers.

A Harvard research team's prototype of a portable exosuit is made of cloth components worn at the waist and thighs. A computer that's built into the shorts uses an algorithm that can sense when the user shifts between a walking gait and a running gait. Wyss Institute at Harvard University hide caption

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Wyss Institute at Harvard University

These Experimental Shorts Are An 'Exosuit' That Boosts Endurance On The Trail

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An endangered female orca leaps from the water while breaching in the Salish Sea west of Seattle in 2014. Elaine Thompson/AP hide caption

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Washington Wheat Farmers Could Be Toast If Dams Are Removed To Help Hungry Orcas

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Maybelle Carter, playing her autoharp, performs with her daughter, Helen. Robert Alexander/Getty Images hide caption

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For Women Musicians, Maybelle Carter Set The Standard And Broke The Mold

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Therapists Marcela Ot'alora and Bruce Poulter are trained to conduct MDMA-assisted psychotherapy. In this reenactment, they demonstrate how they help guide and watch over a patient who is revisiting traumatic memories while under the influence of MDMA. Courtesy of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies hide caption

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Shots - Health News

MDMA, Or Ecstasy, Shows Promise As A PTSD Treatment

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MDMA, Or Ecstasy, Shows Promise As A PTSD Treatment

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Plácido Domingo, 78, performs onstage during the dress rehearsal of "Spanish Night" at the 150th Choregie in Orange, France, in July. Christophe Simone/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Music Interviews

Plácido Domingo Accuser Patricia Wulf Shares Her Story

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Plácido Domingo Accuser Patricia Wulf Shares Her Story

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The wide-open spaces of Arco, Idaho, appeal to some doctors with a love of the outdoors. Thomas Hawk/Flickr hide caption

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Creative Recruiting Helps Rural Hospitals Overcome Doctor Shortages

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Creative Recruiting Helps Rural Hospitals Overcome Doctor Shortages

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