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Democratic Republic of Congo is the scene of the world's second deadliest Ebola outbreak. But in the city of Goma, some 250 miles from the hot zone, residents have other concerns — running out of water.

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The Coronado City Council this week voted 3-2 to ban gas-powered leaf blowers, with the majority saying the noisy machines contribute to climate change and harm quality of life in the affluent town.

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More than 2,000 refugees have crossed into Iraq since Turkey began its assault on northeastern Syria last week. Aid groups are bracing for as many as 50,000 refugee arrivals.

Flavored e-cigarettes have hooked millions of teens to nicotine. Now, #Juul  says it will suspend sales of many flavors. Some call the move too little, too late

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Finding the right medication to treat #mentalhealth  problems can be a frustrating trial-and-error process. New genetic tests aim to match meds to patients more effectively, but do they really work?

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Black scientists more often seek grants for community health studies, but molecular-level research proposals win more funding. More diversity throughout the process could help close the gap, says @NIH 

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The drive to make more milk has had an unsavory side effect: Cows have become more genetically similar and less fertile. Scientists are trying to recover valuable genetic variation that was lost.

A comprehensive new report from UNICEF calls attention to the surge in obesity in developing countries — even as they're dealing with children who are undernourished.

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A super bloom of wildflowers is only days away in the Anza Borrego Desert following the recent rain

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Wondering what all that fuzz is about downtown? It's the #ScienceMarchSD , & we've got all the deets:

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To curb veteran suicides, the VA opens services to those with less than honorable discharges

President #Trump  said #SanDiego  asked him to start building the #borderwall  here. A San Diego County spokesman clarified that the county made no such request.

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California received $3.2B in taxes from people who are in the U.S. illegally, report says.

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🔊 Why do people believe fake stories and bad information? We asked a neuroscientist

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The first month of legal recreational #marijuana  sales in #SanDiego  brought in just under $360K from a voter-approved cannabis business tax. The money could help give police officers a raise

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#ICYMI : An estimated 15,000 science advocates marched Saturday i #ScienceMarchSD  .

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The @ACLU  is suing for information related to the #Trump  travel bans

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