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  • Virgin Galactic to test new rocket without longtime aerospace partner
    Virgin Galactic to test new rocket without longtime aerospace partner

    After last year's fatal crash, Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic will now test its new SpaceShipTwo rocket without its longtime aerospace partner that designed and built the first plane.

  • Ready for Pluto's close-up
    Ready for Pluto's close-up

    After traveling across more than 3 billion miles of space for nine years, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft will start photographing Pluto this week. At its closest approach in July, New Horizons will fly within 7,700 miles of Pluto, enabling the spacecraft to take extremely detailed images.

  • Microsoft's answer to Google Glass: HoloLens
    Microsoft's answer to Google Glass: HoloLens

    Google Glass may have flopped in the marketplace, but Microsoft is pushing its own version of computer eyewear, Microsoft HoloLens.

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Human Behavior

  • Sedentary behavior trumps fat as a killer
    Sedentary behavior trumps fat as a killer

    If you had but one New Year's resolution to keep, maybe it should be to get up and move a little more.

  • An ADHD drug may tame binge eating disorder
    An ADHD drug may tame binge eating disorder

    Binge eating disorder, a newly recognized condition in which bouts of voracious eating lead to guilt, shame and often obesity, may yield to lisdexamfetamine (marketed as Vyvanse), a medication that has been used for several years to treat attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder in children...

  • Napping helps infants form memories, study shows
    Napping helps infants form memories, study shows

    Babies are champion learners: Born with just a few basic reflexes, they quickly teach themselves to navigate their world by observing, remembering and making sense of their surroundings, the language spoken around them and the nature of such elusive notions as time, space and permanence.

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