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Head Lines: Spotting a Fake Smile

Also: Men Who Can Move; Borrowed Identity; Speaking of Race; and Marrying Mom

January 30, 2009 — Rachel Mahan, Clara Moskowitz, Siri Carpenter and Nicole Branan

Worries about LHC black hole resurface

One corollary of the delayed start-up of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world's largest particle accelerator, is that it gives physicists—and the rest of the world—more time to mull the much-discussed possibility that the LHC could produce Earth-gobbling black holes...

January 29, 2009 — John Matson

Which antidepressants are most effective?

The glut of antidepressant drugs on the market and the ads for them may have you – not to mention doctors –   wondering how to tell one from the other.

January 28, 2009 — Jordan Lite

U.S. infrastructure crumbling

The nation's roads, bridges, levees, schools, water supply and other infrastructure are in such bad shape that it would take $2.2 trillion over five years to bring them up to speed.

January 28, 2009 — Katherine Harmon

Fertilizing oceans with iron might combat climate change

A now-defunct California company back in 2007 attempted to fertilize the ocean off the coast of Ecuador with iron to prod plankton to grow. Such a bloom, it proclaimed, would suck up carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) and then send it to the ocean floor as the one-celled plants died and sank...

January 28, 2009 — David Biello
Want Clean Water? Turn on the Lights

Want Clean Water? Turn on the Lights

Companies kill deadly bacteria and strip out heavy metals in water using new technologies that range from ultraviolet (UV) light to microbubbles

January 28, 2009 — Larry Greenemeier

Looking for top-secret military info? Try pawn shops

Seems that undeleted information stored on discarded computers, mobile phones and other electronic devices has a habit of re-surfacing and biting its previous owner in the backside, especially if that owner is the U.S...

January 28, 2009 — Larry Greenemeier
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