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A wide range of consumer products contain certain nanoparticles that can harm our DNA, according to a new study from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Harvard School of Publich Heath. Manufacturers use nanoparticles to improve texture, kill microbes, or enhance shelf life, etc., in consumer...
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Covering our nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing is a "respiratory etiquette" that is practiced to prevent the spread of germs. Minute liquid droplets emerge when we cough and sneeze, and these droplets can be seen and felt. But what we don't see are the invisible gas clouds associated with those coughs and sneezes, which enable the droplets to stay airborne and travel distances
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Engineers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Northwestern University have come up with thin, soft stick-on patches that monitor your health without getting in the way of your normal daily routine. The engineers think these electronic patches can go beyond the fitness tracking and could...
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MannKind Corp.'s (MNKD) inhaled insulin, Afrezza, has cleared the penultimate regulatory hurdle in the U.S., following the FDA Advisory Committee's endorsement on Tuesday, and now awaits the big decision of final approval.
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Even with some new mainstream action competition, "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" had no problem finishing as the top box office draw for the third consecutive weekend, easily outpacing the rest of the field despite strong weekends from "Rio 2" and "Heaven is for Real."
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With a sizable release of 3,400+ theaters, sci-fi thriller "Transcendence" appears to be in good shape to open as the number one movie in the U.S., though a strong second weekend from "Rio 2" could bring the animated Fox release to the top of the charts for the first time.
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With another $41 million in weekend revenue, "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" is continuing to put up big totals for distributor Disney, putting it well ahead of the pace of the original and nearly toppling $500 million worldwide in the process already. Also putting up some decent numbers over the weekend was "Rio 2," which earned very similar opening numbers as the original.
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Coming off of the success of the 2011 original, "Rio 2" heads into theaters this weekend looking to scoop up family audiences, which shouldn't be much of a problem with the rest of its animated competition wrapping up their box office runs. But even with a fairly big opening from "Rio 2," it still looks like a long shot for it to overtake "Captain America: The Winter Soldier."
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will meet Sunday evening in Paris to discuss efforts to diffuse tensions surrounding the situation in Ukraine and the buildup of Russian troops along Russia's border with Ukraine. On Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin...