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Faulty gear and attempts to clear liquid from wells can release enough gas into the atmosphere to power hundreds of homes, new research reveals. Critics say the study may underestimate the problem.
Billionaire Paul Allen's new institute in Seattle will examine how the cells in your body work — and how and why they malfunction, leading to tumors, Alzheimer's and other diseases.
An MIT economist was recorded saying that without the "stupidity of the American voter," the Affordable Care Act wouldn't have passed. Those comments, and others he made, have put it at serious risk.
Owner Chris Hughes says his shakeup of the magazine aims to create a sustainable means for its commentary and long-form political profiles, but departing journalists see his plan as destructive.
In "Still Alice," Julianne Moore has each thing that defines her — to herself, to her family — devoured by early-onset Alzheimer's disease. It's a splendid performance, says critic Kenneth Turan.
When a season is lost, some teams will take it easy their last few games — or the last 82, if it's the Philadelphia 76ers — in hopes of securing a better draft pick. But not this NFL cellar-dweller.