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Labrador retrievers hit their 25th year as top U.S. dog breed

Labrador retrievers still reign supreme after a quarter century as America's most prevalent purebred dog. But French bulldogs are riding their je ne sais quoi toward new heights, and some lesser-known breeds are climbing the popularity ladder, according to American Kennel Club rankings released …

How reading to babies turns babble into language - Futurity

Moms respond more to baby babble when reading than when playing. This could explain why reading is linked to language development, experts say.

Everything we know about the Galaxy S7, Samsung's next flagship phone

The South Korean electronics giant used to be the undisputed king of the smartphone world. But over the last few years, it has come under a sustained assault from Apple. Starting with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, the Cupertino company's larger-screened devices stole away Samsung customers and cratered …

Women can't understand scientific facts. Are you fracking kidding me?

Leading female British scientist Averil Macdonald has suggested women 'don't understand' the science behind fracking and only oppose it based on 'gut feeling'. Claire Cohen begs to differ<p>Ladies, put down your needlework and pay attention. I’m about to deliver some facts and I know it’s going to be …

'Black Death' germ has afflicted humankind longer than suspected

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The plague germ that caused the "Black Death" in the 14th century and other ferocious pandemics has stalked humankind far longer than previously known.<p>A study unveiled on Thursday of DNA from Bronze Age people in Europe and Asia showed the bacterium, Yersinia pestis, …

Public Health

Here's how much bankrupt 50 Cent is paying one of the big law firms working for him

Three different law firms are tied to Jackson's bankruptcy, according to the electronic docket for the US Bankruptcy Court for the District of Connecticut.<p>One of those firms, Robins Kaplan, filed its first fee statement this week — giving a glimpse into how much money the rapper with the …

Molecule stops body from making Alzheimer's protein - Futurity

A new way to attack a nasty Alzheimer's protein doesn't clear it from the brain. The compound prevents the body from making it in the first place.

How Did The Halloween Asteroid Sneak Up On Us?

Fortunately it's not headed for Earth<p>Earth is getting a very large trick-or-treater this Halloween.<p>On October 31, an approximately 1,300-foot asteroid will hurtle by at about 1.3 times the distance of the Moon. It'll likely be our closest encounter with such a huge space rock until 2027.<p>The timing …

Astronomy