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Genetic mapping triggers new hope on schizophrenia

Genetic mapping triggers new hope on schizophrenia

72 mins ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists have linked more than 100 spots in our DNA to the risk of developing schizophrenia, casting light on the mystery of what makes the disease tick. Full Story
Northwest wildlife refuges to phase out pesticide

Northwest wildlife refuges to phase out pesticide

5 hours 9 mins ago
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Federal wildlife refuges in the Northwest and Hawaii will phase out a class of pesticides that are chemically similar to nicotine because they pose a threat to bees and other pollinators key to crop growth. Full Story
Beef pollutes more than pork, poultry, study says

Beef pollutes more than pork, poultry, study says

9 hours 58 mins ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Raising beef for the American dinner table does far more damage to the environment than producing pork, poultry, eggs or dairy, a new study says. Full Story
Netflix tops 50M subscribers as 2Q earnings soar

Netflix tops 50M subscribers as 2Q earnings soar

8 hours 41 mins ago
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix's second-quarter earnings more than doubled as new episodes from a hit series helped the Internet video service surpass 50 million worldwide subscribers for the first time. Full Story
Shark sightings off Cape Cod a boon for tourism

Shark sightings off Cape Cod a boon for tourism

11 hours 9 mins ago
CHATHAM, Mass. (AP) — Great white sharks are having an unusual effect on Cape Cod this summer, and many a merchant is going to need a bigger wallet. Full Story

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NASA names building for moonwalker Neil Armstrong

NASA names building for moonwalker Neil Armstrong

11 hours 14 mins ago
NASA honored one of its most famous astronauts Monday by renaming a historic building at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Full Story
Microsoft makes design central to its future

Microsoft makes design central to its future

12 hours 5 mins ago
REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — Before Ralf Groene helped devise the look and feel of Microsoft's Surface tablet, he designed food — or "food concepts," he says, for people on the go. Among them: dried noodles that come wrapped around a pair of chopsticks; a tubular meal that can be pulled with two fingers from a car cup holder base; and a fork that squeezes out sauce. Full Story
Verizon launches rewards program with tracking

Verizon launches rewards program with tracking

16 hours 9 mins ago
NEW YORK (AP) — Verizon Wireless is launching a nationwide loyalty program this week for its 100-million-plus subscribers. There's a twist, though: To earn points for every dollar spent, subscribers must consent to have their movements tracked so the company can help target ads that match their interests. Full Story