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As many as 13 may have been exposed to rare brain disease that killed NH patient

Public health officials believe one person in New Hampshire has died of a rare, degenerative brain disease, and say there's a remote chance up to 13 others in multiple states were exposed to the fatal illness through surgical equipment.<p>Dr. Joseph Pepe, president of Catholic Medical Center in …

Epic fall(s)

Grab a chair: Congress is about to get as fascinating and powerful as it gets.<p>In the next two months, the most unpopular institution in America will decide the fates of a president’s power, a military strike, defense contracts, the budget, health-care implementation, the Federal Reserve …

Chemical giants go to court, bees go to Washington, and giant carpenter bees

The week: major pesticide producers challenge bans of their products, lawmakers learn about bees, and a Tanzanian bonus<p>Stories about the declining bee population and its effects on the environment trickle through the news cycle nearly every day. To keep track of the latest bee news and make sense …

Scientists Find A Water-Rich Planet Outside Our Solar System

Japanese scientists have determined that a planet outside our solar system that most likely has a water-rich atmosphere. The planet, Gliese 1214b, is only 40 light years from Earth.<p>Discovered in 2009, Gliese 1214b is what’s known as a “super-Earth” – bigger than Earth but smaller than a gas giant. …

Toshiba takes on GoPro with its Camileo X-Sports action cam (hands-on)

We're guessing that a few companies have been eyeing GoPro's position at the top of the action-cam market with envy. That's why Toshiba is launching the Camileo X-Sports, a boxy action camera that strongly takes after that aforementioned leading brand. The small, 94-gram (3.3-ounce) unit comes with …