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The eastern Grand Canyon was about half-carved (to the level of the red cliffs above the hiker) from 15 million to 25 million years ago, an analysis published Sunday suggests. But the inner gorge was likely scooped out by the Colorado River in just the past 6 million years. Laura Crossey/University of New Mexico hide caption

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Science

Grand Canyon May Be Older (And Younger) Than You Think

About 6 million years ago, a new mineral analysis suggests, a mighty river zigzagging across the Colorado plateau may have found its way into older gorges, greatly enlarging them to create the West's most spectacular canyon. Still, some geologists aren't sold.

With new construction in the background, President Obama spoke about manufacturing and jobs during a visit to Intel's Ocotillo facility, Jan. 25, 2012, in Chandler, Ariz. Ross D. Franklin/AP hide caption

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All Tech Considered

As PC Sales Drop, Intel Delays A Plant Opening And Cuts Jobs

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As PC Sales Drop, Intel Delays A Plant Opening And Cuts Jobs

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A portion of Navajo artist Shonto Begay's mural depicting the Long Walk. The Bosque Redondo Memorial/Shonto Begay hide caption

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The Bosque Redondo Memorial/Shonto Begay

National

Legacy Of Forced March Still Haunts Navajo Nation

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Legacy Of Forced March Still Haunts Navajo Nation

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Amanda Gerety, a staff nurse at Boston Medical Center, checks monitors that track patients' vital signs. Fewer beeps means crisis warnings are easier to hear, she says. Richard Knox/NPR hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Silencing Many Hospital Alarms Leads To Better Health Care

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Silencing Many Hospital Alarms Leads To Better Health Care

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Alice Snyder, with her parents Mary and Ryan, during a checkup with Dr. John Herzenberg, who treated her clubfoot without surgery. Jenny Gold/Kaiser Health News hide caption

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Shots - Health News

How Parents And The Internet Transformed Clubfoot Treatment

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How Parents And The Internet Transformed Clubfoot Treatment

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Outgoing Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke spoke about the Federal Reserve's first and next century on Thursday at the Brookings Institution in Washington. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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Bernanke's Fed Legacy: A Tenure Full Of Tough Decisions

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The eastern Grand Canyon was about half-carved (to the level of the red cliffs above the hiker) from 15 million to 25 million years ago, an analysis published Sunday suggests. But the inner gorge was likely scooped out by the Colorado River in just the past 6 million years. Laura Crossey/University of New Mexico hide caption

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Laura Crossey/University of New Mexico

Science

Grand Canyon May Be Older (And Younger) Than You Think

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Grand Canyon May Be Older (And Younger) Than You Think

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Daft Punk won the Grammy for Album of the Year for Random Access Memories and for Record of the Year for "Get Lucky." Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Daft Punk, Lorde And Macklemore Win Major Grammy Awards

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