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FDA to Pull Diabetes Drug Avandia From Pharmacy Shelves

(HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced that the controversial diabetes drug Avandia will no longer be sold at retail pharmacies beginning this November, due to the cardiovascular risks it poses to patients...

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Protein Flaws Responsible for Complex Life, Study Says

Tiny structural errors in proteins may have been responsible for changes that sparked complex life, researchers say. A comparison of proteins across 36 modern species suggests that protein flaws called "dehydrons" may have made proteins less stable in water. This would have made them more adhesive and more likely to end up working together, building up complex function...

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Space Shuttle Carries Mini-Satellites into Orbit

When space shuttle Endeavour blasted off Monday morning it carried three tiny satellites--each the size of a postage stamp--along with it.

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In Japan Reactor Failings, Danger Signs for the U.S.

TOKYO -- Emergency vents that American officials have said would prevent devastating hydrogen explosions at nuclear plants in the United States were put to the test in Japan--and failed to work, according to experts and officials with the company that operates the crippled Fukushima Daiichi plant...

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EPA Delays Rule on Industrial Emissions

The Obama administration has decided to delay a rule that would cut emissions from power plants at major industrial facilities, the most recent in a series of decisions since the midterm election to postpone controversial environmental regulations and steer a more business-friendly course...

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'No Hold-Up' from UK Nuclear Review

There is no need to curtail UK nuclear power as a result of the crisis at Japan's Fukushima site, according to the UK's nuclear inspectorate. Chief inspector Mike Weightman says that extreme natural events such as the Magnitude 9 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami are "not credible" in the UK...

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The MIT Factor: Celebrating 150 Years of Maverick Genius

Yo-Yo Ma's cello may not be the obvious starting point for a journey into one of the world's great universities. But, as you quickly realise when you step inside the campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), there's precious little about the place that is obvious...

from the Guardian (UK)

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Understanding the Complex World of Brain Injuries

Justin White remembers little about May 28, 2005. Torrential rain. His girlfriend driving them to pick up a cake for her high-school graduation party. The car hydroplaning...

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VIDEO: From Biology to Military History: Patterns in Animal Weaponry

What are the parallels between an ancient war ship and a dung beetle? More than you would think, actually! Douglas J. Emlen, PhD, has a unique perspective on animal weaponry that looks at patterns in military history.

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