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Report: Alzheimer's far more likely than breast cancer in women over 60

Women age 60 and older have a 1 in 6 chance of getting Alzheimer's disease in their lifetime, and are twice as likely to develop Alzheimer's compared with breast cancer, according to a report from the Alzheimer's Association.<p>Men, by comparison, have a 1 in 11 chance of getting Alzheimer's, …

Springtime Is Finally Here as Vernal Equinox Arrives

Chilly weather may still be lingering in some areas of the U.S., but there’s light at the end of the tunnel — Thursday brings the Vernal Equinox, or …

Massive Solar Superstorm Narrowly Missed Blasting The Earth Back Into The Dark Ages

As we blithely went about our lives on July 23, 2012, we had no idea how close we were to a <i>Revolution</i>-esque technology blackout caused by a huge magnetic superstorm from the Sun.<p>The freak space weather was caused by a rapid succession of coronal mass ejections, intense eruptions from the surface of …

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Lack Of Sleep Kills Brain Cells, New Study Shows

If you’re burning the midnight oil, you may be burning out brain cells, too, new research shows. A study published this week in the Journal of Neuroscience found that staying awake too long destroys brain cells in mice, and may do the same in humans.<p>It’s the first study to show (if only in animals) …

Obama on the Gender Wage Gap: ‘If Men Were Having Babies, We’d Have Different Policies’

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>President Obama kicked off a press tour today in an attempt to garner support for raising the …

Brilliant Fireball Over Canada Sparks Meteorite Hunt

Scientists are rushing to the site of a possible meteorite impact after a bright fireball lit up the skies over southwestern Ontario on Tuesday night.<p>The basketball-sized fireball was spotted at 10:24 p.m. local time in seven all-sky cameras operated by the Southern Ontario Meteor Network, …

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