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Sep. 07, 2012

Seeing Through the Smoke -- The Secrets in a Cigarette

Many cigarettes are only two-thirds tobacco, and contain hundreds of additives, such as antifreeze, cocoa shells, and liquorice.

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Feb. 25, 2011

Cell Phone Radiation Affects Brain, Study Says

Researchers identify an effect of radiation from cell phones on the brain.

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Sep. 11, 2009

ADHD And The Brain's Reward System

New research says that people suffering from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are lacking in certain brain proteins essential for experiencing reward and motivation.

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\tThe La Brea Tar Pits are  world-renowned fossil sites for good reason—they're the mass graves of thousands of Ice Age creatures, each with a story to tell. Researchers at the nearby Page Museum clean the asphalt from the fossil remains, and using paleoforensics, recount the grim details of their deaths. In the process, clues emerge about what life was like in prehistoric Los Angeles.

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