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SCIENCE
Earth's Magnetic Poles May Reverse for First Time in 780,000 Years
Could affect some children's games, global climate.
Astronauts Successfully Install TV Satellite Dish on Space Station
Risky, unplanned six-hour space walk was "well worth it," say astronauts.
Study: Chimps', Humans' Genes Almost 99% Identical
Subtle genetic activity within the brain accounts for most of the
differences, says Dr. Henry F. Muggs (above).
 
HEALTH / MEDICINE
Pill May Someday Replace Exercise
"Popatoriums" may someday replace gyms.
 
TEEN TRENDS
Ears Still Most Pierced Body Part
Belly button, eyebrow, spleen catching up.
 
BUSINESS
World Threatened by
Information Overload

Experts endorse "zero information growth" as a global goal.
Safety Features No Longer
Standard on GM Cars

But if they want them, customers can pay extra for brakes, steering.
ENTERTAINMENT
Movie Attendance, TV Viewership, Internet Use Down
No idea what people are doing, say experts.
Queen Mum Funeral Coming to U.S.
Will tour selected cities this summer.
 
MODERN LIVING

Coming Soon: A Sandwich That Stays Fresh for Three Years - Packed in your first grader's lunchbox, it'll still taste good when you find it in his lunchbox in the fourth grade.
 
ENVIRONMENT
Energy Dept. Says Task Force Met With Many Environmental Groups
Representatives from Greenpeace, Sierra Club, National Resouces Defense Council, Alliance to Save Energy, Environmental Defense, Union of Concerned Scientists, World Wildlife Fund, World Resources Institute, Tellus Institute, American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, American Wind Energy Association, and Resources for the Future spent five minutes with Vice President Cheney's receptionist.

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