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Outdoors Oregon State study unlocks secrets of gecko feet
Researchers at Oregon State University have developed a model that explains how geckos, as well as spiders and some insects, can run up and down walls, cling to ceilings, and seemingly defy gravity with such effortless grace.

This ability, outlined Tuesday in the Journal of Applied Physics, is a remarkable mechanism in the toes of geckos that uses tiny, branched hairs called “seta” that can instantly turn their stickiness on and off, and even “unstick” their feet without using any energy.
Local & Regional MRSA infection reported at Myrtle Point school
Authorities are taking extra care to wipe down the weight room, showers and locker rooms at the Myrtle Point Junior-Senior High School where at least two students have contracted a skin infection known as MRSA.

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Local & Regional Study: Natural changes in wind cause Pacific warming
A new study released Monday found that warming temperatures in Pacific Ocean waters off the coast of North America over the past century closely followed natural changes in the wind, not increases in greenhouse gases related to global warming.

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Sports Welker's return brings more concussion questions
Wes Welker's receiving stats over a productive NFL career are impressive. Still, there's another set of numbers associated with him that cannot be ignored: three concussions, nine months.

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Outdoors Biologists to study salmon in Siuslaw this fall
This fall, fishery biologists from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will capture adult Chinook in the Siuslaw River near Mapleton as part of a broader study to accurately estimate this year’s return.

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National & World (New) Massive wharf fire disrupts Los Angeles-area sea ports
A fire that raged overnight on the underside of an old wooden wharf was finally quelled Tuesday but not before all container terminals at the Port of Los Angeles and several in adjacent Long Beach harbor were shut down because of worries about unhealthy smoke.
National & World Judge dismisses snowboarder suit against ski area
A federal judge in Utah on Tuesday tossed a lawsuit brought by snowboarders against one of the last ski resorts in the country to prohibit their sport, ruling that boarders don't have a constitutional right to practice their sport at the private resort.

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Home Women still pen pals after 71 years Women still pen pals after 71 years (Video)
It's a Trans-Atlantic friendship that began with the stroke of a pen. Now 71 years later, two pen pals are getting a chance to spend some time together. Boyd Huppert reports.
Home GoPro Headcam shoots robbery GoPro Headcam shoots robbery (Video)
It happens all the time. A tourist gets mugged by an armed robber. But what made this attempted robbery unusual was that you can watch the entire thing go down because it was captured by a head cam worn by the victim. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports the only thing shot was the bad guy's image.

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Health Guilty verdict in peanut trial should send warning Guilty verdict in peanut trial should send warning
Food safety advocates say a guilty verdict in a rare federal food-poisoning trial should send a stern warning to anyone who may be tempted to place profits over people's welfare.
Consumer Nail polish retailer Julep vows to polish up customer service Nail polish retailer Julep vows to polish up customer service (Video)
The CEO of Seattle-based nail polish and beauty product company Julep - says she had no idea her customers had taken their complaints to the Better Business Bureau until the bureau issued a news release this week. Jane Park insists Julep is not a company that would intentionally ignore its customers and the issues that prompted the complaints have been addressed.
Technology Government hackers try to crack HealthCare.gov Government hackers try to crack HealthCare.gov
The government's own watchdogs tried to hack into HealthCare.gov earlier this year and found what they termed a critical vulnerability - but also came away with respect for some of the health insurance site's security features.
Consumer Fight fraud with transaction alerts Fight fraud with transaction alerts
You can't avoid it. Sooner or later – whether they steal your wallet, secretly swipe your card or hack a database – a crook is going to get your credit or debit card number. Chances are this has already happened to you – maybe more than once.

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Technology Astronauts getting 3-D printer at space station
NASA is sending a 3-D printer to the International Space Station in hopes that astronauts will be able to one day fix their spacecraft by cranking out spare parts on the spot.

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Health News you should use: tomatoes and prostate cancer
Tomatoes and Prostate Cancer; Big Base, Great Workout; Fun Reduces Eating; Train Your Brain to Eat Healthier; All Diets Work; Walks for Sitting; Freshman Women Can Eat Healthier
Health Study: Artificial sweeteners may promote diabetes
Using artificial sweeteners may set the stage for diabetes in some people by hampering the way their bodies handle sugar, suggests a preliminary study done mostly in mice.
Health How to avoid body pain from work (your desk, chair, slumping)
Recently, I was able to catch up with an expert on physical therapy and dance, Colorado-based Mieke Scripps. She studied dance and kinesiology at the University of Wisconsin while performing in the modern dance troop Li Chiao-Ping Dance. After her dance career, she received her doctorate in physical therapy from Northwestern University and then worked as a physical therapist for the New York City Ballet, the School of American Ballet, the Miami City Ballet, the Juilliard School and on many Broadway shows. Mieke found that yoga was an effective and safe complementary movement therapy to improve stability and strength while also increasing flexibility. She has recently relocated to Colorado and is integrating physical therapy with her expertise in yoga training for the Colorado Ballet Academy and in her own private practice. I was able to do an extensive three-part email interview with Dr. Scripps.
Health Kids' poisonings linked to anti-addiction medicine
An anti-addiction drug used to fight the nation's heroin and painkiller abuse epidemics poses a threat to young children who accidentally swallow relatives' prescriptions, a federal study says. Some children have died.

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Business European economic survey signals waning growth
Further evidence emerged Tuesday to show that the 18-country eurozone economy is failing to find any renewed momentum despite a raft of stimulus measures from the European Central Bank.

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Consumer Sure Jell freezer jam insert -- a recipe for confusion (Video)
Home canning "newbies" are learning the hard way about the importance of having the right directions when you're making jams and jellies. Case in point, this summer's instruction mix-up involving Sure-Jell Premium Fruit Pectin, one of the most popular brands of natural thickener for making jelly and jam.
Consumer Wearable tech trend predicted to grow (Video)
You can wear them on your wrist, on your neck, and even on your face. They can help you check your e-mail, check your pulse, and check directions. They're wearable technology, and they're gaining in popularity. Wearable tech is still very new, but Consumer Reports thinks it's going to take off. A lot of big companies are jumping in the game, such as Samsung, LG, Motorola, and maybe even Apple.
Consumer A timeshare is not an investment
A time share can be a great vacation option for some people, but it's not an investment. Don't expect it to not appreciate in value over time.