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Jack King, NASA's 'Voice Of Apollo,' Dies At 84

He uttered the countdown heard 'round the world leading up to the launch of the first moon landing mission.
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Scientists Investigate What Makes Us Itch

Scientists found a molecule crucial to perceiving the sensation of itching. It affects how the brain responds to serotonin, and may explain why anti-depressants that boost serotonin make some itch.
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Organic Farmers Call Foul On Whole Foods' Produce Rating System

Some organic farmers are protesting a new system Whole Foods is using to rate its suppliers. They say the system devalues the organic label because nonorganic producers can earn the highest grades.
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How Little Red Dots Could Help Women And Babies Stay Healthy

A nonprofit in India is using bindis to give women an extra boost of iodine — a micronutrient that's especially critical during pregnancy.
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Should Tanning Bed Warnings Take A Cue From Graphic Cigarette Labels?

Graphic images showing the effects of melanoma, combined with photos promoting the positives of avoiding indoor tanning, were more persuasive than standard text warnings.
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Got Water? Most Kids, Teens Don't Drink Enough

More than half the young people in a recent study were at least mildly dehydrated — maybe enough to affect energy and concentration. Roughly 25 percent said they never drink water.
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Why Is This Fisherman Selling Threatened Bluefin Tuna For $2.99 A Pound?

That low price doesn't reflect the true state of Pacific bluefin: Scientists say it's in deep trouble. But fishermen who catch it say they're just trying to make a living — and obeying the law.
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Trio Of Astronauts Return To Earth After Record-Breaking ISS Mission

Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti surpassed a space endurance record for a female spacefarer.
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Data Dive Suggests Link Between Heartburn Drugs And Heart Attacks

The drugs are proton-pump inhibitors, including Prilosec, Nexium and Prevacid. But the study doesn't show cause and effect. Other factors — diet, drink or tobacco — may play a role.
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Creepy Or Comforting? South Korea Tracks Smartphones To Curb MERS

The government is trying to strike a balance between doing too little and doing too much to stop an outbreak of the deadly Middle East respiratory syndrome. But has it stepped over a line?

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