Lisa Ko

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More Americans saying ‘I don’t’

For the first time, married couples make up less than half of American households, according to recently released Census data. In 2010, just 48 percent of American households were married couples, a decrease from 2000. What’s behind the shift?

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MRSA, the superbug

Resistant to antibiotics and growing tougher by the year, MRSA is responsible for 19,000 deaths each year in the U.S. But are its rising rates a true public health crisis or an overblown cause for alarm?

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iPad worker suicides, revisited

One year after a rash of highly publicized worker suicides, labor conditions at the Chinese factories that manufacture iPhones and iPads have improved slightly – but not enough.

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Gut feelings: Intestinal bacteria identified

Researchers have identified three different communities of intestinal microbes, not specific to age, gender or ethnicity. Can identifying these bacterial enterotypes lead to insights about the roles they play in autoimmune diseases and obesity?

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The news, by any means necessary

As newsprint gives way to online media, one Japanese daily reverted to an even more old-fashioned publishing approach in a time of crisis: delivering information via pen and paper.

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Dolphins and sea turtles: The latest BP oil casualties?

This year, more sea turtles and dolphins have been turning up dead on Florida beaches. Is oil the culprit? A network of Gulf Coast broadcasters reports on post-Deepwater life in the region.

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Omega-3s

Touted regularly for their supposed health benefits, what are these magical fats and what do they really do?

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Which colors should you eat? Here’s a guide

You’ve heard of eating locally or seasonally – but what about eating by color? Bringing attention to healthy eating habits, New York City-based artist Tattfoo Tan’s Nature Matching System represents 88 common fruits and vegetables by their colors in a visual mash-up of nutrition and design.

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Fooled you: another year, another hoax

For better or for worse, putting up a prank April 1 has become de rigueur for many media outlets — from planetary purchases and motion-activated e-mail to a new frontier of Comic Sans.