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Hair care: The long and short of it all

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February 20, 2013

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Hair. We all have it. It takes some people all morning to style it. Many of us continually damage it with blow dryers, straighteners and curlers. Multiple products are applied without knowing how they react to one another. Choosing...

Blind can see is no longer just a Bible miracle

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February 20, 2013

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After almost two decades of planning, developing and funding, the Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System has finally been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Essentially a prosthetic retina, called the bionic...

Meteor of the century crashes into Russia

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February 20, 2013

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A meteor crashed to Earth on Friday over Russia’s Ural Mountains, and ended its descent in a flaming formidable blast that injured around 1,000 people. According to CNN.com, Chelyabinsk, the nearest hard-hit city, experienced...

Grocery shopping mindlessly

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February 20, 2013

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Grocery stores aren’t all created equal. That fact is pretty obvious to anyone that has been to more than one Schnucks. The ambiance found at Whole Foods is quite different from Aldi. However, most grocery stores are designed...

Fish swims to discovery

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December 6, 2012

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Dr. Richard Mayden, of Saint Louis University’s biology department, and Steven Layman, of Geosyntec Consultants in Kennesaw, Ga., discovered five new species of fish in the U.S. this past month. Mayden holds the W.S. Barnickle...

Science Center, an attraction for all ages

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December 3, 2012

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St. Louis offers its residences and visitors many free, exciting attractions, one of those being the St. Louis Science Center. Located at 5050 Oakland Ave., the Science Center sits in Forest Park along with other free attractions...

Meningitis: Deadly Contagion Spreads Through U.S.

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November 1, 2012

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This year, over 350 cases of meningitis have been reported in the United States alone, 25 of them resulting in death.   The outbreak has been traced to pharmacies which administer injected drugs, primarily steroids....

Plastic bags go green

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November 1, 2012

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Green technology isn’t just a thing of the future; researchers in Buenos Aires and France have made breakthroughs in edible plastic to help cut down on plastic waste across the globe.   According to the  Environmental...

Exposed: The man responsible for body worlds

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November 1, 2012

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You’d be hard-pressed to find somebody that hasn’t once dreamt of becoming a rock star.  Luckily, becoming one doesn’t require a drug habit or smashing good looks. Scientists are breaking rules and pushing limits much...

Caffeinated consciousness

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November 1, 2012

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Caffeine is a common staple among American adults. According to the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, almost 90 percent of adults ingest caffeine every day, making it most people’s drug of choice.   Caffeine...

Playing the hurricane name game

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November 1, 2012

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Tropical storm Isaac visited the Gulf Coast just a few months ago. Major Hurricane Bret and tropical storm Arlene came last year. The aftermath of Hurricane Katrina is still felt.   The connections these Atlantic storms...

Sustainability week at SLU

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November 1, 2012

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Wednesday wrapped up the first ever Sustainability Week at Saint Louis University.  The events started on Oct. 24, aligning perfectly with the designated Campus Sustainability Day by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability. The...

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