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Behind the News: Why a High-Protein Diet in Middle Age May Increase Risk of Death
A new study shows that eating a diet high in protein during middle age can significantly increase the chance of dying from cancer.
5 Surprising Facts About the Iditarod Dog Sled Race
The Iditarod dogsled race started on Sunday—here's what you might not know about the so-called last great race.
Women are just as good at farming as men, says the UN Food and Agriculture Organization. But with less access to resources, they get much lower yields.
Bindi Irwin Takes Heat for New SeaWorld Project
Steve Irwin's daughter Bindi gets caught up in Blackfish controversy.
Week in Space: Galaxies Whirl, Stars Spin, and Rockets Race
A trip across space takes us from Iowa's skies to the far reaches of distant galaxies in the week's best space pictures.
Study Says Cahokia, America's First City, Was a Melting Pot
Analysis of teeth from 87 ancient Cahokians indicates that massive immigration may have driven the city's explosive growth.
Dark Skin May Have Evolved to Protect Against Skin Cancer
Darwin and others said skin cancer couldn't influence the evolution of skin color. A new study makes the case that it did.
Deep Water May Have Surrounded Ancient Mars Mountain
Lattice-like "boxwork" rocks shaped by water have marked a Martian mountain. How did so much water end up so high?
Can Babies Be "Cured" of HIV?
This infant is the second HIV-infected baby in recent years to test negative for the virus after aggressive treatments.
Are Calorie Counts on Nutrition Labels Making Us Fat?
Nutrition labels mislead consumers about how many calories they're getting from whole versus processed foods, says one scientist.
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