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  • Duke University cancels Muslim call to prayer from its famed chapel

    Duke University cancels Muslim call to prayer from its famed chapel
    Duke University canceled plans Thursday to broadcast a weekly Muslim call to prayer from its famed chapel, a move that was originally intended to reflect the school’s commitment to religious pluralism but instead backfired. “Duke remains...
  • Alaska's Fiddling Poet brings his strings and his stories to Virginia Beach

    Alaska's Fiddling Poet brings his strings and his stories to Virginia Beach
     Once upon a time, theer was a business major at Duke University whose big passion outside the classroom was tennis.  How Ken Waldman went from there to become billed as Alaska's Fiddling Poet ... well, that's a fairly organic tale, actually.  "Before...
  • 'Lettuce And Tomato' Stick Together

    Lettuce and tomato. This was the code name for Lexi Wallace and Tom Atwood. A name given to them, without their knowledge, during the first week of orientation at Duke University. Tom, from Woodstock, Conn., met Lexi, who grew up in Arizona, in the...
  • Most U.S. kids don't live in 'traditional' homes, and that's OK

    Most U.S. kids don't live in 'traditional' homes, and that's OK
    Less than half of American kids live in a "traditional" home, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of 2013 American Community Survey data. Forty-six percent of children younger than 18 live with two heterosexual parents in their first...
  • A flock of genomes tells the tale of bird evolution

    A flock of genomes tells the tale of bird evolution
    A new genetic map of nearly all living birds has shaken the avian evolutionary tree, scattering some species to new perches and adding odd flourishes to their tales. Parrots roost closer to songbirds, a tiny wren shares a murderous lineage with the...
  • Charity started by high-schooler gets ready to expand

    Charity started by high-schooler gets ready to expand
    A Boca Raton-based charity that focuses on fishing is getting ready to expand into several new locations to help disadvantaged children learn environmental awareness and ocean science. Fishing for Families in Need was started by Lucas Metropulos, a...
  • Technology: 3D printers 'build the impossible' for Hampton Roads scientists

    Technology: 3D printers 'build the impossible' for Hampton Roads scientists
    When the U.S. Army needed a Kiowa helicopter for a raft of tests to hone the aircraft's military performance, it didn't rescue a helo from the scrap heap and repurpose it. Instead, the Army turned to NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, where...
  • Nutcrackers come to life in the Lehigh Valley

    The colorful "Nutcracker" ballet, set to the timeless music of Tchaikovsky, enchants young and old. It's based on a simple story of a girl who falls asleep and dreams of a holiday wonderland where her nutcracker is transformed into a handsome prince and...
  • Rice, Cosby flaps empower women to speak against abuse

    "Blame the victim" is the standard default response in our country for rape and domestic-abuse cases. She dressed inappropriately. The sex was consensual, and she just got upset the morning after. He or she provoked matters, and it escalated into a...
  • Counties' ambitious stream restoration projects stir debate

    Counties' ambitious stream restoration projects stir debate
    Whitemarsh Run looks a mess, more a construction site than a stream. With its flow temporarily dammed and diverted, a track hoe is carving out a new, more sinuous channel for the badly degraded waterway running through a built-up patch of northeastern...
  • Teachers test new way of understanding how kids learn

    Teachers test new way of understanding how kids learn
    On the floor of a kindergarten classroom at Holly Ridge Elementary School, Michelle Russolese watches five children closely as they discuss the letter "M." She asks them what sound an M makes. One boy isn't sure. "What is the action trick?" the teacher...