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"Auntie I Can't Save You"

SAUSALITO, CA (ASRN.ORG) -- At a hospital in northeastern Japan, the remnants of lives stolen in seconds are scattered on each of its four floors.

The 5 Best and Worst States to Be Unemployed In

SAUSALITO, CA (ASRN.ORG) -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's state isn't the only one with labor pains. Michigan, for example, faces the longest ongoing stretch of double-digit unemployment in America. And the state's governor, Rick Snyde, has just signed a bill into law that slashes the total number of weeks the jobless can collect unemployment benefits from 26 to 20.

Melanoma Rates Higher in Wealthier White Women

SAUSALITO, CA (ASRN.ORG) -- Adolescent girls and young women living in wealthy communities were more likely to be diagnosed with melanoma in a new study of skin cancer cases in California.

Charging Your iPhone... With Your Heartbeat

SAUSALITO, CA (ASRN.ORG) -- In the future, dancing the night away may be just as good a way to charge your iPhone as plugging it into a traditional outlet. That's because scientists have devised a way to power handheld electronic devices simply by flexing a tiny stack of microchips — something that could be achieved through the movement of a human body part or organ. Soon, they theorize, those chips could be implanted in your body, and your pumping heart could act as an effective battery. Here, a brief guide to the technology:

How a Disgusting Word Made Me Feel Sexy Again

SAUSALITO, CA (ASRN.ORG) -- Two old friends and I had converged on Chicago from the coasts, gleefully leaving behind four sneezy children and three apprehensive husbands for the weekend. Thanks to the children, we had colds, too, and had to take turns coaxing each other to head down to the hotel bar instead of tucking into bed early with a bag of lozenges to watch "Glee" on Hulu.


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