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Over Christmas vacation in 1938, physicists Lise Meitner and Otto Frisch received puzzling scientific news in a private letter from nuclear chemist Otto Hahn. When bombarding uranium with neutrons, Hahn...

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‘Tis the season for holiday parties at the office. While they’re great for building workplace camaraderie and team spirit, when was the last time a colleague – perhaps fueled by too much alcohol...

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Iran and Iraq are still struggling with the aftermath of a 7.3 magnitude earthquake that struck along their shared border on Nov. 12. The recovery effort has been slowed by politics, distrust and the...

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‘Tis the season for holiday parties at the office. While they’re great for building workplace camaraderie and team spirit, when was the last time a colleague – perhaps fueled by too much alcohol...

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Lung cancer remains the world’s largest cancer killer, but the world is not doing all it can to curb it. Tobacco use is the largest risk factor for lung cancer. It is also a risk factor for at least...

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A generation ago, a list of tips for aging well with AIDS would have seemed a cruel joke. It also would have not been useful. Life expectancy immediately following the identification of the virus in 1984...

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For many American families, the Great Depression and Dust Bowl struck like swift punches to the gut. New Deal work relief programs like the Works Progress Administration tossed lifelines into the crushing...

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Republicans seem to be operating under the assumption that if the details of their tax “reform” plan are aired for too long, the whole thing might fall apart. The House passed its version of the most...

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Exhaustion and burnout among physicians are growing problems. wavebreakmedia/Shutterstock.com The presidential symposium at this year’s Annual Meeting of the Child Neurology Society of America in...

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Every holiday season, Americans find themselves showered with mailed appeals, beseeching phone calls and emotional pleas from Facebook friends seeking support for pet causes. How should they sift through...