INFOGRAPHIC OF THE WEEK
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Here's research that may raise some eyebrows. A study at Ohio State University suggests that young women who read books in the Fifty Shades of Grey series may be more likely to engage in risky behavior that could lead to abusive relationships. Read more
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For the first time, the U.S. government acknowledges that it has begun looking into the potential harmful effects of DDT, the widely-used pesticide. The announcement, made by President John F. Kennedy at a press conference, had been prompted by a series of articles in New Yorker magazine by biologist Rachel Carson that will become her momentous book, Silent Spring. In making the case that chemicals can damage nature and potentially cause cancer in humans, Carson sparked the birth of the environmental movement in America. Get the full story.