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Giant meteor strikes Russia

The YouTube-famous Russian dashboard camcorders have regularly recorded road rage and tanks crossing streets, but even the most hardened of drivers did not expect to see a 55-foot wide meteor burning through the sky on the morning of Feb.


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Who runs the world? Girls

In 1990, 15 percent of all engineering bachelor’s degrees in the United States were awarded to women, according to statistics from the National Science Foundation.


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Battle of the bugs

Known for striking down hundreds on cruise ships and quarantining its victims in bathrooms, the latest strain of the infamous stomach bug, norovirus, has arrived.


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Climate change we can believe in

Climate Change. Global warming. Greenhouse effect. These are the buzzwords on everyone’s mind after President Barack Obama discussed environmental policy in his second inaugural speech on Monday — and for good reason too.


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Group brings awareness to cervical cancer, HPV prevention

January marks Cervical Health Awareness Month in the United States, an effort by the National Cervical Cancer Coalition to promote early cancer screenings and spread information about the Human Papillomavirus. In the past 40 years, cervical cancer has dropped from being the leading cause of death among American women, largely thanks to the increased number of women getting Pap tests.


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University participates in World AIDS Day

Every year, Dec. 1 is World AIDS Day, a day for increasing global awareness of HIV/AIDS. Currently there are about 33.4 million people globally with the human immunodeficiency virus infection/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, and more than 1 million living with it in the United States.


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It’s a numbers game: Polls prove accurate come election time

After giving people a chance to simmer down and letting ridiculous proclamations of “I’m moving to Canada if [insert politician here] wins!” meet with reason, we find it possible to reflect on the polling of the election cycle and evaluate its accuracy. It may — or may not — come as some surprise that this presidential election, when all the votes were counted, President Barack Obama edged out Republican candidate Mitt Romney by 2.7 points in the popular vote.


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Winter blues blow into U.Va. with icy weather

It is a well-known fact that winter is the time for sickness. Winter means the cold, the flu and a slew of other seasonal illnesses that are accompanied with sore throats, stuffy noses and an embarrassing amount of mucus.