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Could Even Casual Marijuana Use Alter Your Brain?

Could Even Casual Marijuana Use Alter Your Brain?

Newsy (Apr. 16, 2014) A new study conducted by researchers at Northwestern and Harvard suggests even casual marijuana use can alter your brain. Video provided by Newsy
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Human Antidepressants Making Shrimp Too Calm

Human Antidepressants Making Shrimp Too Calm

AP (Apr. 3, 2014) Minute traces of antidepressants which escape into water from human waste can make shrimp subdue their natural behavior raising their risk of being eaten by predators. (April 3) Video provided by AP
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Nepal Using Drones in Fight Against Poaching

Nepal Using Drones in Fight Against Poaching

AP (Mar. 24, 2014) When it comes to tracking poachers, drones are giving wildlife teams a sky-high advantage in Nepal. Illegal poaching in the country has dramatically declined since the GPS-enabled drones were introduced as part of a pilot program in 2012. (March 24) Video provided by AP
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Scientists Complete Largest Sequenced Genome Yet

Scientists Complete Largest Sequenced Genome Yet

Newsy (Mar. 21, 2014) Researchers sequenced the loblolly pine's 22 billion base pairs, the largest sequenced genome yet. The human genome only has 3 billion base pairs. Video provided by Newsy
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