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Neural map of a typical male brain. (Photo courtesy of National Academy of Sciences)

Audio How Did You Get so Intelligent?

Researchers saw immediate changes in brains of people when they were told hard work is more important than their genes | Science in the News More

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Audio Virginia Leaves Union, Lincoln Puts Maryland Under Military Rule

President Abraham Lincoln asked the states for 75,000 soldiers to stop the South's rebellion. But border states -- those between the North and South -- refused to send any troops. And some prepared to leave the Union and join the Confederacy. More

Michelle Baxter suffers from chronic pain in her muscles and joints. She now spends her work day standing at her desk.

Audio Sit Less, Live Longer

These days, we all know that exercise is good for our health. But did you know that something as common as sitting too much could be bad for our health? Read on to find out more about the importance of moving. | HEALTH More

This undated image provided by NASA shows the ozone layer over the years, Sept. 17, 1979, top left, Oct. 7, 1989, top right, Oct. 9, 2006, lower left, and Oct. 1, 2010, lower right.

Audio Earth's Ozone Layer Shows Signs of Recovery

The new report says the Earth’s ozone layer is showing signs of recovery. Ozone is a form of oxygen. It is found in the air we breathe and in Earth's atmosphere. More

Health workers tend to patients  at a clinic  in Monrovia, Liberia, Sept. 8, 2014.

Audio Containing Ebola: Window of Opportunity Closing

Top health experts explain the seriousness of the Ebola outbreak. One expert warns that the chance for containing the virus is closing -- quickly. | HEALTH REPORT More


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Video News Words: Sectarian

Sectarian means having something to do with groups or sects. Sectarian violence is the term commonly used to describe fighting among groups or sects.
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Video News Words: Regime

Regime is another word for government. It usually has a negative meaning.
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Startup means to set something in motion. This news word is often used in business story to describe a new company.

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