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The U.S. has been pouring millions of dollars into anti-drug campaigns since the 1980s. Has it done any good?
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A new study argues a cure for syphilis caused the advent of modern sexuality, not the pill.
Western architects have grand plans for helping China solve its expanding environmental crisis. But the world's dirtiest country already has the power to clean up all on its own
The web is crawling with jokes, hoaxes and more insidious fakes. Digital-image experts aim to develop foolproof detection tools, but until then, seeing is not believing
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It's similar to how sweating helps cool your body in the heat.
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Turn an old desktop computer into a 1.2-terabyte server, and never worry about your data again
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