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Did the universe mature at an early age?

LONG BEACH, CALIF.—You might think that the universe 11.5 billion years ago was in a more primitive state than it is today. Barely two billion years had passed since the big bang, our Milky Way galaxy was still taking shape, and billions more years would pass before the sun pulled itself together.

January 7, 2009 — George Musser

The new house call: Your doctor's at the door, er, on your Web cam

Too busy to go to the doctor? Unfortunately, it's the rare one who makes house calls these days. But how about the next best thing? The Hawaii Medical Service Association (HMSA) next week is set to begin offering doctor consults via Web cam, an emerging form of telemedicine.

January 6, 2009 — Jordan Lite

CNN's Sanjay Gupta to become surgeon general?

President-elect Barack Obama is paging Dr. Gupta, reportedly tapping CNN's chief medical correspondent to be his surgeon general.

Obama offered Sanjay Gupta, 39, a practicing neurosurgeon who's reported on public health crises from around the world, the position sometime after a November meeting in Chicago, unidentified sources told the Washington Post .

January 6, 2009 — Jordan Lite

Twitter celeb accounts hacked. Could yours be next?

Twitter has arrived. How do we know? It's been hacked like all the other hot social networks before it. (Read: Facebook and MySpace .) The cyber attacks say as much about the growing popularity of the "microblogging" site (messages can't be longer than 140 characters) as they do about the company's inability to secure its users' information.

January 6, 2009 — Larry Greenemeier

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