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    When the hospital’s drug cabinet is bare

    When the hospital’s drug cabinet is bare

    Shortages of critical antibiotics are long, frequent and dangerous.

    This is a pocket shark

    This is a pocket shark

    Researchers inadvertently discovered the second-ever known specimen of an incredibly rare and teeny, tiny shark.

    Kerry, on eve of Arctic summit, calls for citizen pressure on climate change

    Kerry, on eve of Arctic summit, calls for citizen pressure on climate change

    The secretary of state warns that government action may not be enough to prevent its severe effects.

    Surgeon General Vivek Murthy wants to move U.S. health care toward a ‘prevention-based society’

    Surgeon General Vivek Murthy wants to move U.S. health care toward a ‘prevention-based society’

    Current problems are too big to be solved by the traditional health sector, he says

    Dr. Oz fires back at his critics: ‘We will not be silenced’

    Dr. Oz fires back at his critics: ‘We will not be silenced’

    “Public shaming and bullying is not how it should be done,” he said on “The Dr. Oz Show.“

    There’s enough magma under Yellowstone to fill the Grand Canyon

    There’s enough magma under Yellowstone to fill the Grand Canyon

    For the first time, researchers have completely diagrammed the plumbing of the park’s volcanic system, which, in a big eruption, would eject 1,000 times as much material as Mount St. Helens.

    Insurance coverage for mammograms jeopardized by new guidelines, congresswoman and breast cancer survivor says

    Insurance coverage for mammograms jeopardized by new guidelines, congresswoman and breast cancer survivor says

    Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a breast cancer survivor, says women under 50 need regular mammograms

    District ranks fourth in hunger risk for seniors, report says

    District ranks fourth in hunger risk for seniors, report says

    A new national report says that more than 20 percent of the District’s elderly have concerns about eating enough food or the right kind of food.

    Scientists trick subjects into feeling invisible

    Scientists trick subjects into feeling invisible

    The spooky study could lead to new treatments for social anxiety.

    NASA unveils 25th anniversary image for the Hubble: Celestial fireworks in a bed of new stars

    NASA unveils 25th anniversary image for the Hubble: Celestial fireworks in a bed of new stars

    Just one more gorgeous image from the world’s most prolific telescope.

    Scientists edit human embryos’ genomes

    Scientists edit human embryos’ genomes

    After weeks of rumors, Chinese researchers quietly published their work, which focused on modifying the gene responsible for a blood disorder.

    ‘None of it’s true': Disgraced wellness guru Belle Gibson comes clean on cancer hoax

    ‘None of it’s true': Disgraced wellness guru Belle Gibson comes clean on cancer hoax

    The “Whole Pantry” entrepreneur told the world that “nutrition and holistic medicine” cured her. She lied.

    Ethnicity complicates patient-doctor discussion of death

    Ethnicity complicates patient-doctor discussion of death

    A study has found that difficulty discussing end-of-life medical treatments is complicated further when there are ethnic differences that can create subtle barriers between the doctor and patient.

    We can’t decide how to feel about this MRI video of someone singing The Wizard of Oz. Help.

    The singing is meant to demonstrate a super-fast new MRI technique.

    New studies find that bees actually want to eat the pesticides that hurt them

    New studies find that bees actually want to eat the pesticides that hurt them

    Taken together, the two new studies are particularly chilling.

    San Francisco moves to ban chewing tobacco on all athletic fields, including Giants’ AT&T Park

    San Francisco moves to ban chewing tobacco on all athletic fields, including Giants’ AT&T Park

    Home and visiting MLB players would not be able to use smokeless tobacco on the field beginning Jan. 1.

    The Food Babe says she’s won a victory over Kraft. The Science Babe says otherwise.

    Kraft’s apparent yielding to Hari sets a dangerous precedent.

    Chimps given human rights by U.S. court for the first time

    Chimps given human rights by U.S. court for the first time

    On Monday, a New York judge granted two chimpanzees a writ of habeas corpus.

    Video catches space geckos playing

    Geckos have never been caught playing before, and it’s rare for any lizard.

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    In celebration of 25 years of Hubble

    In celebration of 25 years of Hubble

    The iconic space telescope may be worn from wear and tear, but it remains the most dominant tool in its field.

    CDC alters anti-smoking ads after complaint from ostomy association

    Group representing people who have ostomies said the ads reinforced stigmas they have worked years to change

    How comics helped one woman translate her chemistry thesis for the masses

    Quasicrystals! Let’s get into it, everyone.

    Still sharp, Hubble Space Telescope turns 25 with a cloudy future

    Still sharp, Hubble Space Telescope turns 25 with a cloudy future

    Long in the tooth, the Hubble is doing great science for now. Its fate depends on old hardware and gravity.

    Sage grouse won’t get federal protection in Nevada, California

    Sage grouse won’t get federal protection in Nevada, California

    The Interior secretary said a major push to preserve the bird’s habitat kept it off the endangered species list.

    For victims of botched circumcision ritual, penis transplants offer new hope

    For victims of botched circumcision ritual, penis transplants offer new hope

    Thousands of South African boys undergo the dangerous rite of passage each year, and some are left without a penis.

    The search for the Loch Ness monster has moved online, thanks to Google

    The search for the Loch Ness monster has moved online, thanks to Google

    A team from Google Street View has mapped Nessie above and below the water.

    Woman denied bank transaction after chemotherapy erases her fingerprints

    Woman denied bank transaction after chemotherapy erases her fingerprints

    Hand-foot syndrome is a common but little-known side-effect of chemotherapy.

    Record-smashing atomic clock is the most accurate ever

    Record-smashing atomic clock is the most accurate ever

    It wouldn’t gain or lose a single second in 15 billion years.

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    Celebrating 25 years of the Hubble Space Telescope

    Celebrating 25 years of the Hubble Space Telescope

    April 24, 2015 marks 25 years since the historic launch of the Hubble Space Telescope aboard the space shuttle Discovery.

    It’s not as bubbly, but 170-year-old shipwrecked champagne tastes sweet

    It’s not as bubbly, but 170-year-old shipwrecked champagne tastes sweet

    The wine was “cheesy” at first, but was much improved after getting some much-needed oxygen.

    Blue Bell issues nationwide recall over Listeria fears

    Blue Bell issues nationwide recall over Listeria fears

    Illnesses have been reported in two more states, federal officials said, in an outbreak dating to 2010.

    Researchers expect breast cancer cases to rise 50 percent by 2030

    Researchers expect breast cancer cases to rise 50 percent by 2030

    Factors contributing to the rise include an increasing number of older women living longer.

    For baboons, there’s more to love than just big butts

    For baboons, there’s more to love than just big butts

    It’s not all about that bass.

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    Doctors diagnosed stroke — but didn’t know why she kept getting worse

    Doctors diagnosed stroke — but didn’t know why she kept getting worse

    MEDICAL MYSTERIES | A rare condition left her unable to walk, speak clearly or use her left hand.

    My daughter, who lost her battle with mental illness, is still the bravest person I know

    My daughter, who lost her battle with mental illness, is still the bravest person I know

    Six years after being diagnosed with mental illness, just short of her 29th birthday, she took her own life.

    Your eyes are red. You’re sniffling. Does that mean you have an allergy?

    Your eyes are red. You’re sniffling. Does that mean you have an allergy?

    Maybe not, but it can take some medical detective work to figure out the problem.

    New images of Ceres show more mysterious white spots

    New images of Ceres show more mysterious white spots

    In just days Dawn will run its first experiments on the dwarf planet.

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