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Will Your Next Pain Pill Come in Musical Form?

As a concert pianist, I'm always fascinated hearing all the ways music is used as a powerful medium. We all know that music stirs us emotionally, connects cultures and works cross-species. Recent rese…

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Is No-Kill Caviar Ethical?

Caviar, at one time the fanciest food of them all, might be tasty (depending on who you ask) but it's never been very ethical. Now, a new technique is giving us no-kill caviar. But do we want it? T…

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Fried Foods Might Make Some People Fatter Than Others 

I've always joked that, while I'd really love to chow down on every plate of fries I see, doing so is about equal to me just rubbing the fat right on my thighs... because it'll be there by morning eit…

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Will 3-D Mammograms Find More Cancer?

There's a new form of mammogram on the market, but is it doing a better job at finding cancer? It's called breast tomosynthesis, or 3-D mammography and it was technically introduced by the Food and…

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Why Breakfast for Dinner is Not Just for Slackers

Whether you're eating eggs for dinner because that's all you've got in your fridge, you're short on time, or because it's what you actually really want at the moment, there's no need to feel shame for…

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Healthy Homemade: Yogurt

Yogurt is wonderful. It is a healthy source of protein that's great for meals and snacks. Unfortunately, modern dairy aisles are flooded with sugar-laden, artificially colored posers that have strippe…

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Honey: Sweet Treat or Cure All? (video)

I used to be a bee keeper, and suffered the occasional sting. As a true locavore, honey was my main sweetener. Honey is a healthy sweetener for sure, but does it also belong in a medicine cabinet? …

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Look Up! The Billion-Bug Highway You Can’t See (video)

This is a fantastic animated report from NPR about billions of bugs in the sky. Look up at the sky and what do you see? Well, blue, yes. And maybe a plane or a bird, but otherwise ... nothing. Or s…

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Joe Baker is VP of Causes and Advocacy for Care2. Joe oversees Care2's campaigns with its nonprofit partners. Previously, Joe worked for Amnesty... more

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