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When dogs show the whites of their eyes in a "half-moon" shape it can indicate stress. Kristina Stas/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Let's Not Hug It Out With Our Dogs

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The Large Hadron Collider uses superconducting magnets to smash sub-atomic particles together at enormous energies. CERN hide caption

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Weasel Apparently Shuts Down World's Most Powerful Particle Collider

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Months after a concussion or other traumatic brain injury, you may sleep more hours, but the sleep isn't restorative, a study suggests. iStockphoto hide caption

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A Concussion Can Lead To Sleep Problems That Last For Years

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How Being Busy Affects Our Motivation

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Airbnb host Synta Keeling rents two bedrooms in her house in Washington, D.C.'s predominantly black Anacostia neighborhood. Maggie Penman/NPR hide caption

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#AirbnbWhileBlack: How Hidden Bias Shapes The Sharing Economy

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A map of the Amazon shelf showing the newly discovered reef structures in yellow. Courtesy of Carlos Rezende (UENF) and Fabiano Thompson (UFRJ) hide caption

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The World Resources Institute says you don't have to bid burgers bye-bye in order to reduce the environmental footprint of what you eat. For Americans, cutting back on beef (but not eliminating it altogether) could go a long way, it says. iStockphoto hide caption

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Earlier this week, NIH temporarily halted work in the cell therapy lab of Dr. Steven Rosenberg, chief of surgery at the National Cancer Institute, pending a review of safety standards there. Courtesy of National Cancer Institute hide caption

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Task Force Calls For More Safety Oversight At NIH Research Hospital

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The Solar Impulse 2 airplane, piloted by Bertrand Piccard, gains altitude after taking off from Kalaeloa Airport in Kapolei, Hawaii during a test and training flight in April. Eugene Tanner /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Half Your Brain Stands Guard When Sleeping In A New Place

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Life Expectancy Drops For White Women, Increases For Black Men

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The Clinical Center on the campus of the National Institutes of Health, in Bethesda, Md., is an internationally renowned hospital where patients are also research subjects. NIH/Flickr hide caption

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