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‘Molecular Condoms’ Could Be the Best Form of Birth Control Yet

In a breakthrough that almost sounds too good to be true, researchers have found a potential new form of birth control that could solve numerous problems. It offers the possibility of being effective for both sexes, no hormonal side effects, and might even be a Plan B that doesn’t piss off anti-abortion advocates.

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DNA Tests Discover Subway’s Chicken Meat Is Only About 50 Percent Chicken

A recent report by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation has revealed some not-so-fresh news about Subway sandwiches. It turns out the chain’s chicken meat contains about 50 percent chicken DNA, which is a pretty unappetizing figure when you compare it to Subway’s competitors.

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Cheetahs, Elephants, and Giraffes Among Endangered Species Facing Extinction, Say Experts

Even cheetahs can’t cheat death—no matter how fast they run. A new study calls for cheetahs’ conservation status to change from “vulnerable” to “endangered,” suggesting that cheetahs could be headed for extinction.

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It Would Take Black Families 228 Years to Acquire the Same Wealth as Today’s White Families

The wealth of the average white family in the United States has expanded 84 percent in the last three decades, a rate of growth three times greater than the average black family and 1.2 times greater than the average Latino family, according to a report from the Institute for Policy Studies and the Corporation For Economic Development. The rate of the current racial wealth gap means that it would take black families 228 years to acquire wealth equal to a white family, and would take Latino families 84 years to do the same.

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Alcohol Is Even Deadlier Than You Think, Study Suggests

A new study suggests that alcohol is a direct cause of cancer in several areas of the body.

The study, published Thursday in the scientific journal Addiction, consists of a major review of 10 years’ worth of studies from several organizations, including the World Cancer Research Fund, the American Institute for Cancer Research and the International Agency for Research on Cancer.

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