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epidemics

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The sleep-texting epidemic

Earlier this year, a Philadelphia doctor offered that teens were texting in their sleep. Now it seems the disease is spreading.

By August 22, 2013

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Human brain tissue, stomach cells to adorn Epidemia clothing line

In an effort to bring some bling to the sciences, a medical student plans to use biological images to make a line of striking fitness apparel.

By April 14, 2015

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Will robots take our jobs and overpower us? Bill Gates has some concerns

Technically Incorrect: The Microsoft co-founder is uneasy about the speed of technological change and the possibilities it opens for robots to simply dominate us.

By March 19, 2015

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'Kill switch' sought as answer to phone theft epidemic

A group of law enforcement officials wants the smartphone industry to allow phones to be rendered useless if stolen or lost. The officials are hoping to get the feature into phones by next year.

June 14, 2013

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'Kill switch' sought as answer to phone theft epidemic

A group of law enforcement officials wants the smartphone industry to allow phones to be rendered useless if stolen or lost. The officials are hoping to get the feature into phones by next year.

By June 13, 2013

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Were dinosaurs tripping on the grass they ate?

A fossil found in an amber mine in Myanmar reveals what's believed to be the oldest grass species ever found, with a fungus linked to LSD growing on it that dinosaurs may have snacked on.

By February 10, 2015

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Affordable 'CSI': Detect Ebola, cancer genes at home

A Kickstarter campaign aims to bring the tools of DNA analysis to biohackers and researchers without access to expensive lab equipment.

By November 10, 2014

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Getting everyday objects to think (Q&A)

Thomas Lee hopes to bring the Internet of Things into the mainstream. If the tech industry can play nice, he may succeed.

By May 8, 2014

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Kardashian mom chooses Twitter to reveal baby pic

In a move that must make Facebook feel a touch ill, Twitter is yet again at the center of the world's attention. Well, who would ever watch "Keeping Up With The Syrians"?

By August 23, 2013

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'Barcoding' viruses could help detect mutated strains

A team out of the University of Leeds has already produced molecular signatures for two forms of a childhood respiratory-disease virus, and plans many more.

By May 14, 2012