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Study: Odds Of Being Murdered Closely Tied To Social Networks

A team of scientists has confirmed something your parents probably warned you about as a teenager — that hanging out with the wrong crowd can be dangerous.<p>A study by two Yale University sociologists titled Network Exposure and Homicide Victimization in an African American Community found that some …

EPA Proposes Reducing Ethanol Requirements For 2014

Bowing to industry complaints, the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday proposed cutting back the amount of renewable fuels, such as corn-based ethanol, that refiners must blend with gasoline.<p>The draft rule would roll back the 2014 requirement for renewables from 18.15 billion gallons to …

Nearly 40 Democrats Defect On GOP Legislation To 'Fix' Obamacare Cancellations

All but four Republicans voted for the bill. And 39 Democrats broke ranks with the White House to vote for the bill, fearing a "no" vote could be politically damaging in the 2014 midterm election.<p>The final vote was 261-157. Here's the full roll-call vote on the bill.<p>The vote came a day after …

The White House

Dozens of House Democrats back Republican healthcare bill

WASHINGTON— Dealing a blow to PresidentObama’s effort to fix problems with hishealthcare law, more than three dozen House Democrats voted Friday to support a Republican-sponsored bill to address the crisis, brushing asideWhite Housewarnings that the legislation would only make matters …

Colorado Fracking Rules to Target Methane

Demo­crat­ic Gov. John Hick­en­loop­er of Col­or­ado plans to an­nounce a frame­work tar­get­ing meth­ane — a po­tent green­house gas — as part of …

The Backdoor Bid to Ban Fracking

In polit­ics, it’s not what you know, it’s whom you know.<p>That’s the lo­gic a group of polit­ic­al in­siders are bank­ing on in a push to ban …

Biofuels Producers Blame Big Oil for EPA Plan to Cut Renewable-Fuel Standard

Bio­fuels makers and corn pro­du­cers are not happy about the En­vir­on­ment­al Pro­tec­tion Agency scal­ing back on re­new­able-fuel levels for next …

How the brain matches sights and sounds - Futurity

A new study from Northwestern University shows how the brain encodes the auditory-visual synchrony between complex and changing sounds and images.

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Your Dog Might Have Some Of Its Older Sibling's Cells

A condition known as microchimerism, when an individual ends up with traces of someone else's genetic material, can happen in dogs as well as humans.<p>Here's a mystery: A golden retriever gives birth to a litter of puppies. It's not her first birth, and something's weird about these adorable little …

If You’re Happy and You Know It, Baby Knows It Too

It may seem like infants are tiny blobs of burps and poop -- but research is beginning to show how babies understand emotional states, from scary faces to threatening barks and sad music.<p>Ross Flom, professor of psychology at Brigham Young University, has looked at emotional affect and babies over a …

Heredity plays big role in OCD and Tourette's, study confirms - Futurity

A genetic analysis of both obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and Tourette's syndrome (TS) offers direct confirmation that both are highly heritable.

Gay Marriage Comes to Chris Christie’s New Jersey on Monday

After a long fight, a conflicted governor told officials to get ready for Monday weddings. By Ben Jacobs.<p>Same-sex marriages will start to be …