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Families Near The Huge Gas Leak Wonder: Is Home A Safe Place To Be?  |   

Most health officials say the small amounts of benzene and other components of the natural gas still leaking in Southern California are probably not a health threat. Still, some parents worry.

OK, Google, Where Did I Put My Thinking Cap?  |   

It can be too easy for students to Google an assignment before they stop to think about it. Some researchers say we're losing our critical thinking and memory skills by relying on the search bar.

Two Grad Students Use Science To Bust The Dinner Hoax Of The Century  |   

In 1951, members of the scientific Explorers Club thought they had dined on prehistoric meat dug out of the Alaskan tundra. The meal became legend. Now two Yale students have unraveled the deception.

Is It Time To Stop Using Race In Medical Research?  |   

Medical researchers often use race to define health risks. But a geneticist and a sociologist say racial categories don't accurately reflect who people are, and that science has to change.

Florida Governor Ramps Up Mosquito Fight To Stay Ahead Of Zika  |   

It's only a matter of time, Gov. Rick Scott figures, before the Zika virus shows up in Florida mosquitoes. He's called for increased spraying and other moves to keep Zika and other diseases in check.

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