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Archived Since:June 8, 2008

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Here's how to watch NASA launch its mission to an asteroid

2 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

The OSIRIS-REx mission may help explain the origins of the solar system and how the ingredients for life arrived on Earth.

Why bats ‘waggle’ their heads like adorable little puppies

2 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

By tilting their heads back and forth, bats are better able to hear.

What many Americans don't understand about designer dogs

2 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

Those pointy ears and stumpy tails? The dogs probably weren't born with them.

As a mental health provider, I ask all my patients about guns. Here's why.

2 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

"When I think about how patients might harm themselves, guns frighten me the most."

Study Finds Benefits When Seniors Call Shots To Help Them

3 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

A federally funded project that researchers say has potential to promote aging in place began by asking low-income seniors with disabilities how their lives at home could be better, according to a stu...

Big, bad wolf or bad, big wolf? The surprising way we order our words.

3 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

A viral tweet shows how important adjective order is for English speakers. Why do we care?

These four-legged fish teens died underwater. Could adults have walked on land?

3 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

A mass grave full of ancient tetrapod teens — the ancestors to all land vertebrates — might hold some clues to evolution.

Why NASA is trying to grab a chunk of asteroid from space

3 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

OSIRIS-REx launches Thursday to high-five the asteroid Bennu and help reveal the origins of life.

Cancer 'moonshot' panel names top 10 ways to speed progress against the disease

3 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

An expert panel proposes sweeping initiatives to step up testing of immunotherapy treatments, increase screening for hereditary cancer and improve understanding of childhood cancer.

Zoos make money selling paintings made by animals. Are they art?

3 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

The activity is meant as enrichment and a source of income, but it's also a reminder of the animals' captivity.

Patients With Dementia Create Communication Challenges In Hospice Care

3 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

Dementia took over Pauline Finster’s 91-year-old mind long ago and she may die without having another real conversation with her daughter. After Finster broke her hip in July 2015, Jackie Mantua notic...

With Chronic Illness, You Are Your Own Best Friend

3 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

It’s clear that what patients with chronic illnesses do outside the doctor’s office — how much they exercise, what they eat and whether they take their medication — can affect their health conditions....

In Philadelphia, Neighbors Learn How To Keep Shooting Victims Alive

3 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

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NASA to chase down asteroid to scoop up, bring back samples

3 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

The craft’s mission will take seven years and cover 4 billion miles through space.

Zika may persist in eyes and play a role in spreading virus, study finds

3 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

Eye infection in mice raises possibility that people could become infected with Zika through contact with tears from infected people.

Chronic fatigue syndrome may be a human version of 'hibernation'

3 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

Researchers said it appears to be similar to the "dauer state" in nematode worms when faced with starvation, overcrowding or other toxic environments.

The Philae spacecraft was lost on a comet for two years. Now it's been found.

3 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

"It is incredible we have captured this at the final hour," Rosetta mission manager Patrick Martin said.

How dementia makes it harder to offer end-of-life comfort

3 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

Families worry that their loved ones are in pain but can’t communicate about it.

Really have to go? Time to talk to your doctor.

3 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

Leakage and strong urge to urinate are common ills. Simple treatments may work.

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