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The same receptor on nerve endings that makes sinuses tingle when we eat wasabi plays an important role in the pain of inflammation. The first 3-D view of the receptor could lead to better pain drugs.
Apr. 8, 2015
Doctors long ago noticed that, beyond the usual influences of diet and smoking, short people seem to get heart disease more often than tall people. But why?
Apr. 8, 2015
Even with vacancies, most Seattle shelters don't let families stay right away. A system designed to alleviate homelessness has resulted in a bottleneck that leaves families on the streets for longer.
Apr. 8, 2015
Colorado wildlife officials believe someone released four or five pet goldfish into Teller Lake #5 a few years ago. Now, the fish number in the thousands and threaten the lake's ecosystem.
Apr. 8, 2015
The Shanghai exchange is on a tear, hitting its highest level in seven years — but it's perceptions, not fundamentals, that are driving the surge. That could mean trouble for ill-informed investors.
Apr. 8, 2015
State Rep. Wendell Gilliard, D-S.C., discusses the fatal shooting of Walter Scott by a police officer in North Charleston, S.C.
Apr. 8, 2015
McDonald's is trying to hold down menu prices and keep options simple to speed up service while at the same time create pricier premium burgers and more sophisticated dining options.
Apr. 8, 2015
The mayor and police chief of the South Carolina town met relatives of Walter Scott, the man who was shot in the back as he ran from a policeman. Video of the shooting contradicts the officer's story.
Apr. 8, 2015
The senator accused President Obama of holding up a "false choice" between his framework on Iran's nuclear program and war. He also seemed to diminish what military action against Iran would entail.
Apr. 8, 2015
John Hancock announced a new program promising discounts for policyholders who wear a fitness tracker, exercise more and go to the doctor. But privacy advocates worry about the electronic monitoring.
Apr. 8, 2015
The Shanghai exchange is on a tear, hitting its highest level in seven years — but it's perceptions, not fundamentals, that are driving the surge. That could mean trouble for ill-informed investors.
Apr. 8, 2015
A limited-edition stamp from the U.S. Postal Service, which was intended to honor the late poet, bears a quote that was actually written by a different author.
Apr. 8, 2015
Royal Dutch Shell plans to spend nearly $70 billion to acquire natural gas giant BG Group. The deal, if approved, would create the world's largest independent producer of liquefied natural gas.
Apr. 8, 2015
The jury in the Boston Marathon bombing case has handed down its verdicts against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Jurors found Tsarnaev guilty on all 30 counts, 17 of which can carry the death penalty.
Apr. 8, 2015
Audie Cornish talks to commentator Rick Cleveland about the first female referee in the NFL — and why the news is long overdue.
Apr. 8, 2015
The U.S. Postal Service has put the late poet Maya Angelou's face and name, together with a choice quotation, on a special edition stamp. Trouble is, that quotation didn't start with her.
Apr. 8, 2015
The Summit of the Americas is convening this week in Panama — and it's expected to feature a historic meeting between President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro. It's the first time Cuba will be represented at the summit.
Apr. 8, 2015
The Navajo Nation started taxing junk food and soda. No other tribe has passed such a law. But half of the tribe is unemployed and say they can't afford expensive food.
Apr. 8, 2015
Brazil is hosting not just the Olympics in 2016 but also the Paralympics. And activists for the disabled say Rio de Janeiro has a long and potholed road ahead of it to get ready for the games.
Apr. 8, 2015
President Nicolas Maduro's government hasn't solved food shortages or ended high inflation. It's been more effective in cracking down on the opposition, filing legal charges against many mayors.
Apr. 8, 2015

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