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One teaspoon of pure caffeine powder delivers about the same jolt as 25 cups of coffee. The Center for Science in the Public Interest hide caption

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Potent Powdered Caffeine Raises Safety Worries

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Demonstrators on both sides of the abortion debate protest in front of the Supreme Court in 2011. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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As More Women Tell Abortion Stories, Both Sides Claim Advantage

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Kevin Counihan (left) runs HealthCare.gov, and Michael Cannon, of the Cato Institute, is a prominent critic of Obamacare. Courtesy of Chion Wolf/WNPR; Courtesy of the Cato Institute hide caption

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A Split View On Obamacare's Past And Future

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The hepatitis C medication Sovaldi, from Gilead Sciences, costs $1,000 per pill. It's just one of the new medications introduced in the past year that can cure the disease within weeks or months. Courtesy of Gilead Sciences via AP hide caption

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Costly Hepatitis C Drugs Threaten To Bust Prison Budgets

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Farming helped fuel the rise of civilizations, but it may also have given us less robust bones. Leemage/UIG via Getty Images hide caption

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When Humans Quit Hunting And Gathering, Their Bones Got Wimpy

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Lactobacillus acidophilus, which is one variety of the genus Lactobacillus is one of the common active cultures found in yogurt and in the human gut. Scimat Scimat/Getty Images/Photo Researchers hide caption

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Rob Knight, co-founder of the American Gut Project at the University of Colorado in Boulder, works in the lab where the samples are processed. The American Gut Project hide caption

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