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Crows Are Smarter Than You Think

A newly published study involving the University of Iowa finds crows have the brain power to solve higher‐order, relational‐matching tasks, and they can do so spontaneously. That means crows join humans, apes and monkeys in exhibiting advanced relational thinking, according to the research.

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CIA Report to Push Conversation on Ethical and Effective Interrogation Methods

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The Flu Vaccine: It's Not Too Late and Yes, It's Necessary

Children's Hospital Los Angeles infectious diseases specialist Pia Pannaraj, MD, discusses the importance of getting an annual flu vaccine and why opting out should not be an option.

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American Pain Society Releases Pain Research Agenda for the 21st Century

Some 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, according to the Institute of Medicine, but funding to support scientific research that could lead to effective new therapies for pain remains inadequate. Recognizing this dilemma, the American Pain Society (APS) today released its Pain Research Agenda for the 21st Century, which identifies promising but underfunded approaches to develop new treatments and to help make currently used pain medications safer and more effective.

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Amputee Makes History with APL's Modular Prosthetic Limb

A Colorado man made history at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) this summer when he became the first bilateral shoulder-level amputee to wear and simultaneously control two of the Laboratory’s Modular Prosthetic Limbs.

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Another ISIS Atrocity - NSU Home to Expert on the Middle East, Islamic Fundamentalism and Religious Extremism Available for Media Working Stories

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Day in the Life of a Food Science Student

IFT Student Association members Amy DeJong and Maya Warren show us what life is like for PhD students in food science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. DeJong and Warren are also the #SweetScientists team on the 25th season of the reality TV series “The Amazing Race” and will be competing in the season finale that airs Friday, December 19th.

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5 Common Food Safety Kitchen Mistakes

IFT Spokesperson and food safety expert, Christine Bruhn, PhD, CFS, Former Director of the Center for Consumer Research, University of California, Davis and her team videotaped 120 consumers as they prepared a chicken and a salad in their home. They found that while many felt confident about their food safety skills, many were making critical mistakes while preparing their meals that could lead to foodborne illness.

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Retired All-Pro NFL Player Feeling Fit Again After Heart Ablation

Retired NFL All Pro receiver Danny Abramowicz has returned to his rigorous workout routine after undergoing a catheter ablation procedure to fix an abnormal heart rhythm called atrial fibrillation.

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Less Than Half of Parents Think Their 18-Year-Olds Can Make a Doctors Appointment

Most parents agree their children should be ready to move out of the pediatrician’s office into adult-focused care by age 18 – but just 30 percent actually make that transition by that age, according to the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health.

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