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Researchers release youth football helmet safety ratings

Parents concerned about their children’s safety while playing youth football can now be more proactive: Virginia Tech has started a youth football helmet rating.

Researchers believe tiny ‘water bears’ can teach us about survival

Tardigrades can weather extreme heat, cold and radiation. Now the US military hopes these tiny critters can unlock a way to preserve our crops, medicine, even our skin.

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In 1948, we were human guinea pigs in the strangest house in Dover

The first habitable building heated entirely by the sun was designed by a woman using technology developed by a woman and funded by a woman.

Medicare for all is divisive, including among Democrats

As House Democrats sit down to draft their vision of governance in the coming weeks, lawmakers find themselves badly divided on the issue that delivered their majority.

Harvard study: Sugary drinks associated with greater risk of premature death

Study participants had a greater risk of premature death, particularly from cardiovascular disease and to a lesser extent from cancer, the report says.

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

For Scholastic Art & Writing Awards winners, challenging times inspire bright ideas

More than 3,000 works won Massachusetts Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.

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