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1:27pm

Thu July 10, 2014
Shots - Health News

Why HIV Spreads Less Easily In Heterosexual Couples

Originally published on Thu July 10, 2014 5:07 pm

HIV particles (red) invade a human immune cell. When HIV is transmitted through sex, only the strongest versions of the virus establish long-term infection.
Chris Bjornberg/ScienceSource

HIV is sexist.

A woman is twice as likely to catch the virus from an infected partner in a heterosexual relationship than a man is.

And homosexual men are at even greater risk. They're more than 20 times as likely to get infected from an HIV-positive partner than partners in a heterosexual relationship.

Now scientists at Microsoft Research and the Zambia-Emory HIV Project have a clue about why these disparities exist.

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11:44am

Thu July 10, 2014
Shots - Health News

Why We Published A Photo Of A 16-Year-Old In A Diaper

Originally published on Fri July 11, 2014 8:25 am

James Lee often has to pick up his 100-pound son, Justin. Photographer Andrew Nixon shot this photo in an effort to show how being caregivers affects the aging parents.
Andrew Nixon/Capital Public Radio

The series on family caregivers that NPR ran over the Fourth of July weekend sparked an extraordinary response, with tens of thousands of comments and likes on Facebook and NPR.org.

Many people responded to the intimate photographs of families caring for sick or disabled parents, siblings and children.

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8:10am

Thu July 10, 2014
The Record

All The Rage

York Factory Complaint's Ryan Martin (left) and vocalist Michael Berdan.
Gillian Bowling Courtesy of the artist

Are you fed up with viral marketing, hype cycles and the 24/7 onslaught of social media? Are you resisting the urge to stop worrying and love the photobomb? Are you of two minds on the hive mind? Then you have a kindred spirit in York Factory Complaint, the Brooklyn duo of Ryan Martin and Michael Berdan. The two underground music stalwarts aren't shy about their frustration with society's trajectory, and their conviction is infectious, even inspirational, on the forthcoming album Lost In The Spectacle, one of 2014's best extreme records.

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8:10am

Thu July 10, 2014
Shots - Health News

Math Nerd Or Bookworm? Many Of The Same Genes Shape Both Abilities

Originally published on Thu July 10, 2014 11:23 am

A study of twins shows why being a good reader and a good math student may go hand in hand.
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Many of us tend to align ourselves with either numbers or words. We're either math brains or we're reading brains.

In college, my fellow English majors joked about how none of us could long-divide to save our lives, while our friends in engineering groaned about the fact that Lit 101 was a graduation requirement.

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6:55am

Thu July 10, 2014
The Two-Way

Book News: Co-Author Of Book On How Not To Be Gored By A Bull Gets Gored

Revelers try to keep ahead of the horns during a running of the bulls Thursday at the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, Spain.
Daniel Ochoa de Olza AP

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

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