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Farming helped fuel the rise of civilizations, but it may also have given us less robust bones.

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When humans quit hunting and gathering, their bones got wimpy

Humans have lighter bones than other primates, and that change happened a lot later than anthropologists had thought. Blame our sedentary ways after our ancestors took up farming.

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Rolling Stone asks Columbia J-School to investigate flawed rape story

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The magazine's story centered on a University of Virginia student who said she was gang-raped during a fraternity party in 2012. Several discrepancies were found in the story.

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A family's long search for fragile X drug finds frustration, hope

Katie Clapp shares a laugh with her son Andy Tranfaglia, 25, at their home in West Newbury, Mass. Andy has a rare genetic condition called fragile X syndrome.

There is no effective treatment for the rare genetic disorder fragile X syndrome, so two parents created a foundation to fund research. But they found there's no easy road to a cure.

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High winds knock down tree, power lines in SoCal before subsiding

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A phenomenon called a standing mountain wave occurred Sunday night, allowing high-speed winds from the mid-levels of the atmosphere to reach the surface.

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Women vets get help at LA Stand Down event

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Some 2,500 veterans, about one-fifth of them women, were expected to seek help and services at the weekend Stand Down event at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

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Details of the Education Dept's new college rating system

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The interim outline indicates that such factors as access, affordability and student outcomes will be key to the system first announced by President Obama in 2013.