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Cornell’s medical school offers full rides in battle over student debt

All costs — tuition, books, housing, and food — will be covered for those who qualify for aid.

For many young women, their first sexual encounter is rape

A disturbing new study from Harvard Medical School researchers estimates that roughly 1 in 16 women were forced or coerced into their first sexual encounter — a finding associated with long-term gynecological problems.

DNA hints the Loch Ness ‘monster’ might be giant eel

A scientist who collected DNA from Scotland’s Loch Ness suggests the lake’s fabled monster might be a giant eel.

There’s no ‘gay gene,’ but genetics are linked to same-sex behavior, new study says

There’s no ‘gay gene,’ but genetics are linked to same-sex behavior, new study says

Ex-NFL players six times more likely than the general public to report cognitive problems, study finds

The new study shows just how devastating the physical toll of football can be on brain functioning and mental health, even 20 years after a player took his last hit on the field.

The robots are taking over matchmaking, while family and friends are falling behind

Stanford researchers found that meeting online has become the most popular way couples meet, surpassing introductions through friends and family members.

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