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Older adults can be easily distracted, but that can be useful

A review finds that there may be unexpected benefits to that wider-angle focus.

How do you cheer up a bumblebee? Try sugar.

Bumblebees appear to have feelings, and can teach each other new skills, according to new research.

Launch success for most-advanced weather satellite

It is part of an $11 billion effort to revolutionize forecasting and save lives.

Space station receives oldest female astronaut

Peggy Whitson, 56, already holds the record for most time in space for a female.

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Menopause does affect memory, researchers says

One factor in getting a memory loss disease may be the menopause’s hormonal changes, according to a study.

Earth’s warm October not record; 2016 likely record hot

While last month merely tied for the world’s third warmest October in history, 2016 is still on track to be the hottest year on record, federal meteorologists said Thursday.

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