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Scientists have caught viruses talking to each other—and that could be the key to a new age of anti-viral drugs

Some of the greatest scientific discoveries have been accidental. To that list, Israeli scientists have added one more. They’ve discovered for the first time an instance of viruses leaving messages for other viruses.<p>What makes the discovery remarkable is that scientists expect such communication …

Microbiology

Student Debt Keeps Growing — What's the Government Doing About It?

College has become intimidatingly expensive. The average cost of a private education is now $30,921 per year, while public colleges cost an average …

Higher Education

Why Do We Run To Doctors For Everything? Because We Can.

We treat health insurance as a medical care plan instead of as insurance against catastrophic illness.<p>My husband and I are approaching the time of life when the statistics say people our age start to see doctors more often. My question is: Why? Why do we -- why does anyone -- rush to see a doctor …

Officials: California Gunman was in touch with extremists

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — California gunman Syed Rizwan Farook had been in contact with known Islamic extremists on social media, a U.S. intelligence official said Thursday, and police said he and his wife had enough bullets and bombs to slaughter hundreds when they launched their deadly attack …

California

DNA Blood Test Gives Women A New Option For Prenatal Screening

When Amy Seitz got pregnant with her second child last year, she knew that being 35 years old meant there was an increased chance of chromosomal disorders like Down syndrome. She wanted to be screened, and she knew just what kind of screening she wanted — a test that's so new, some women and …

Pregnancy

Super Bowl 2015: Tom Brady says DeflateGate hurt his feelings

Brady says the criticism he received from DeflateGate hurt his feelings, but he's putting it behind him now to fully focus on the Super Bowl.<p>A week ago on his weekly radio appearance, Tom Brady laughed off the possibility of deflated balls aiding the New England Patriots in a victory over the …

Bitcoin prices spike after news of first regulated U.S. bitcoin exchange

Bitcoin may be getting some of its groove back.<p>Coinbase, a startup that develops a mobile wallet to buy and store the digital currency, announced …

Mattel Shares Slide as CEO Resigns, Warns on Sales

Mattel Inc, the maker of Barbie dolls and Fisher-Price preschool toys, removed chairman and chief executive Bryan Stockton and warned sales fell 6 percent in the holiday quarter.<p>The company's shares fell as much as 11 percent to a three-year low.<p>Mattel named former PepsiCo Inc executive Christopher …

Barbie

Kurdish forces take control of Syrian town of Kobani

Monitoring group says YPG forces proceeding carefully in eastern outskirts where Isis planted mines before fleeing<p>A coalition of Kurdish and Syrian opposition forces claimed full control of Kobani on Monday, gaining an important symbolic victory over militants of Islamic State (Isis) who had …