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Chipotle Alters Cooking, Food Preparation In Bid to Halt Illnesses

NEW YORK -- After an E. coli outbreak that sickened more than 50 people, Chipotle is tweaking its cooking methods.<p>Onions will be dipped in boiling water to kill germs before they're chopped. Raw chicken will be marinated in re-sealable plastic bags, rather than in bowls. Cilantro will be added to …

E.coli

Science Seeks to Unlock Marijuana Secrets

As the once-vilified drug becomes more accepted, researchers around the world are trying to understand how it works and how it might fight disease.<p>There’s nothing new about cannabis, of course. It’s been around humankind pretty much forever.<p>In Siberia charred seeds have been found inside burial …

Photographing the stars—the story of the Hubble telescope, told by its chief scientist

When it comes to iconic images of astronomical pillars of gas and dust, views of galaxies soon after they were formed, or glimpses of the accelerating universe driven by Dark Energy, the public can’t seem to get enough. The Hubble Space Telescope is undoubtedly one of the most popular science …

Telescopes

Stand up and fight, Mr. President!

The moment requires courage, conviction — and presidential leadership. How will President Obama respond?<p>Remarkable doings at the U.N. this week. Remember these days. They are going to change the way we understand the dynamic in the Middle East — what is possible and what not.<p>General Assemblies …

Did We Steal Our Moon From Venus?

Is our planet a dirty thief?<p>Dave Stevenson, professor of planetary science at Caltech, gave an intriguing speech at the Origin of the Moon conference in London this week. The most widely accepted theory about the Origin of the Moon is called the "giant impact theory," which is pretty much what you …

Astronomy

Battlefield 4 announces the full list of maps and modes available at launch

In a couple of blog posts seemingly designed to make life easier for Battlefield wiki editors, DICE have provided a complete list of the multiplayer …