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Oversaving, a Burden for Our Times

We interrupt this recession to bring you news of another crisis that is much more pleasant to deal with. Now that shoppers have sworn off credit cards, we're risking an epidemic of a hitherto neglected affliction: saver's remorse. ...

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Quantum Entanglement Can Be Too Much of a Good Thing

Physicists have long thought that quantum entanglement, a mysterious link between separated particles that Einstein called "spooky action at a distance," would allow quantum computers to solve certain hard math problems much faster than ordinary computers. But now it seems that entanglement can also be a nuisance. ...

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News Analysis: The Fight Plan for Clean Air

The Environmental Protection Agency, about to declare heat-trapping gases to be dangerous pollutants, has embarked on one of the most ambitious regulatory challenges in history. ...

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Death in the Family

When Kurt Cobain killed himself in 1994, a lot was made of his comments that he felt he had inherited "suicidal genes." It is entirely possible. ...

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First Americans Brought Anthrax?

Humans were dying of anthrax in North America much earlier than thought—perhaps after scavenging the remains of infected animals while migrating from Asia during the Ice Age—a new study says. ...

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Classic Behavioural Studies Flawed

One of the most famous experiments in biology isn't the solid piece of work it's usually portrayed as, say Dutch researchers who have replicated the study. Instead, it's more like an anecdote that became slightly more legendary each time its author retold the story. ...

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Sled Dogs Could Hold Key to Diabetes, Obesity

Sled dogs competing in the Iditarod, which ended Tuesday, are among the most energy-efficient creatures on Earth, with a capacity to run hundreds of miles day after day without showing the normal signs of fatigue. ...

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Briny Pools 'May Exist on Mars'

Pools of salty water might be able to exist just below the surface of Mars, planetary scientists believe. ...

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