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Updated Jul 31, 2015 at 2:01 PM

LONG BEACH, N.Y. — At age 95, Lucille Horn often reflects on her long, full life, with a husband and five children, and how it might not have happened if not for the renegade doctor who put her in a Coney Island sideshow when she was just days old.Horn is among thousands of former premature babies whose lives were saved in the early 20th century by Dr. Martin Couney, a pioneer in the use of incubators who sought acceptance for the technology by showing it off on carnival...

Updated Jul 27, 2015 at 11:38 AM

Science has taught us a lot about a smooch.Researchers have discovered kissing helps you choose the right mate and helps you live longer. They have found you use 146 muscles when you pucker up and swap 80 million new bacteria when you lock...

Updated Jul 24, 2015 at 11:58 AM

NEW YORK — What went down at Marcy's Diner in Portland, Maine, between the vacationing parents of an antsy toddler and the annoyed, profanity-prone restaurant owner is a case of she said-she said.The pancakes took a long time. It...

Updated Jul 22, 2015 at 12:55 PM

NEW YORK — Soon after Colorado legalized recreational cannabis, Todd Mitchem's son proposed using the plant for a horticulture project at his Montessori school in Denver.School officials said no way, despite support from dad, a...

Updated Jul 21, 2015 at 1:24 PM

NEW YORK — Many men gain a new sense of responsibility and purpose when they become fathers. A new study suggests they also gain 3 to 5 pounds.The research wasn't designed to prove fatherhood causes weight gain and raises more...

Posted Jul 16, 2015 at 10:00 AM

CHICAGO — For pregnant women, abnormal results from certain prenatal tests may signal that something is wrong with the moms-to-be, not the fetus, a preliminary study suggests.Very rarely, these results may indicate cancer in the...

Updated Jul 15, 2015 at 7:59 AM

WASHINGTON — New research suggests it may be possible to predict which preschoolers will struggle to read and it has to do with how the brain deciphers speech when it's noisy.Scientists are looking for ways to tell, as young as...

Updated Jul 14, 2015 at 8:00 AM

CHICAGO — Heading takes the heat in youth soccer, but limiting rough play might be a better way to prevent concussions and other injuries, a nine-year study of U.S. high school games...

Updated Jul 10, 2015 at 3:37 PM

OAK BROOK — McDonald's says there are no plans to take a talking Happy Meal toy out of distribution, even though some customers say it sounds like it uses curse words.The fast-food restaurant introduced a Happy Meal on July 3 with...

Updated Jul 9, 2015 at 2:44 PM

NEW YORK — Head over to Cody VandeZande's condo in Chicago and you won't find a room without sharks.He's the proud possessor of shark bookends, figurines and photos of that time he and his boyfriend were lowered 70 feet into the...

Updated Jul 7, 2015 at 10:15 AM

TRENTON, N.J. — It could trade for 400 times more than the price of crude oil and 2,000 times more than iron ore. If sold off the shelf, it could cost more than 150 times the price of a gallon of cow's milk and 15 times more than...

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