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Five surprising findings about death and dying

In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes, as Benjamin Franklin famously wrote. Few of us find taxes exciting, but death – even just thinking about it – affects us profoundly in many different ...

Dec 09, 2015
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Looking for improved ways to safely transport soldiers

When the U.S. military entered Iraq and Afghanistan in the early 2000s, it used primarily light tactical vehicles such as Humvees and other armored personnel carriers to protect troops from ballistic threats while moving ...

Dec 02, 2015
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Toil and trouble in China over Nobel medicine prize

China's Tu Youyou collects her country's first Nobel Prize for medicine next week for extracting an anti-malarial drug from a herb mentioned in a traditional text, but her award has prompted debate over the role of science ...

Dec 02, 2015
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