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The new American Fitness Index is out, with some good news and bad news. Five cities fell five or more slots; Washington, D.C., finished first, followed by Minneapolis-St. Paul.

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Women with dense breasts are more likely to get cancer and less likely to catch it early on a mammogram. But degree of density matters too, a study finds, as do other factors like family history.

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Heather Grilliot/Courtesy of Bradford Watermelons

The Bradford boasted sweet flesh so coveted, 19th-century growers turned to guns and poison to thwart thieves. The melon all but vanished by the 1920s. Now a descendant of its creator is reviving it.

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Courtesy of the Los Angeles Public Library

By culling through the culinary offerings of thousands of old menus in the Los Angeles Public Library's collection, we can learn a lot about a city and its history.

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Noelle Stevenson's webcomic Nimona, about a shapeshifter who aspires to be an evil sidekick, is now out in book form. Reviewer Tasha Robinson praises the story's ebullience, complexity and intensity.

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