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Your brain is wired to learn a language!

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If you've ever watched TV or a movie and seen an American actor rapidly speak a foreign language like they've been doing it their whole lives, you've probably wished you could do it too. Whether you believe it or not, you can: Your brain is already wired to learn a language in 10 days. You just need to activate it.

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A panic attack is a sudden episode of intense fear that develops for no apparent reason and that triggers severe physical reactions. Panic attacks can be very frightening. When panic attacks occur, you might think you're losing control, having a heart attack or even dying.

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You may have only one or two panic attacks in your lifetime. But if you have had several panic attacks and have spent long periods in constant fear of another attack, you may have a chronic condition called panic disorder.  Panic attacks were once dismissed as nerves or stress, but they're now recognized as a real medical condition. Although panic attacks can significantly affect your quality of life, treatment is very effective.

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November 9, 1934 – December 20, 1996

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Alien Abduction

"A Galaxy is Composed of Gas and Dust and Stars  - Billions Upon Billions of Stars."  From the "Cosmos" television series and his frequent appearances on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson," Sagan became associated with both, the catchphrase "billions and billions" and the question: "Who Speaks for the Earth?"  

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A year ago, when chemotherapy stopped working against his leukemia, William Ludwig signed up to be the first patient treated in a bold experiment at the University of Pennsylvania's Abramson Cancer Center. Mr. Ludwig, then 65, a retired corrections officer from Bridgeton, N.J., felt his life draining away and thought he had nothing to lose.  He entered into an experimental treatment.  Tiny magnetic beads force the larger T-cells to divide before they are infused into the patient. 

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Doctors removed a billion of his T-cells — a type of white blood cell that fights viruses and tumors — and gave them new genes that would program the cells to attack his cancer. Then the altered cells were dripped back into Mr. Ludwig's veins. 

 

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One of the major problems caused by this historic storm which afected the lives of 80 million people throughout the East Coast of the US is the vast amounts of water that flooded many municipalities across the region, in addition to the high storm surge and heavy winds that affected coastal areas. Irene is already responsible for the loss of more than 47 lives and billions of dollars in property damages. Over five million people lost power, in some areas the electric service has not been fully restored.

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The federal state and local governments continue to work together in the aftermath of Irene in a search and recovery mission from the 100 plus mile winds of a 400 mile wide storm that knocked down trees, ripped off roofs and tore down power lines that have left so many people without electricity. The storm has also been responsible for major flooding, swollen rivers and lakes that have disrupted the infrastructure of many cities and towns.