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We could be on the verge of a "new class of biological weapon," scientists warn.

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Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.

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And no one knows that better than military service members and we have the pictures to prove it.

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Smart drugs could lead to enhanced cognitive abilities in the military. Also known as nootropics, smart drugs can be viewed similarly to medical enhancements. What’s important to remember though, is that smart drugs do not increase your intelligence; however, they may improve cognitive and executive functions leading to an increase in intelligence.

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Violent video games have become embedded within American culture over the past several decades and especially since 9/11. First-person shooters, in particular, have become increasingly popular.

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Toxic breast milk. Contaminated umbilical cords. Testicular cancer. Organ failure.

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Everyone loves the idea of Pentagon brainiacs working overtime to engineer the next Captain America, but the DoD's latest soldier enhancement program wants to use electrical pulses to the cranium to achieve a relatively mundane result: to enhance soldiers' learning abilities and help get through tedious training faster.

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