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  • Ancient mummies found buried with world's oldest cheese

    Ancient mummies found buried with world's oldest cheese
    For some cheese lovers, the older and stinkier the cheese, the better. Well, what about a cheese that's been aging for 3,600 years?   Yellow lumps, believed to be the world's oldest cheese, were found on mummies buried in the Taklamakan Desert in...
  • Are kids getting too much screen time? Parents aren't sweating it

    Are kids getting too much screen time? Parents aren't sweating it
    Among the zillions of decisions that moms and dads make about how to parent,  it might seem that determining the appropriate amount of time young children can spend watching TV and playing on tablets and smart phones might be big one. But it turns out...
  • Stradivari surprise: Soloists diss famous violins in blind tests

    Stradivari surprise: Soloists diss famous violins in blind tests
    What makes old violins crafted by members of the Stradivari family so much better than violins produced today? Nothing, according to a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. In a musical version of the classic Coke versus...
  • To boost those reading skills, learn to keep a beat, study says

    To boost those reading skills, learn to keep a beat, study says
    Learning to move with the beat could boost reading skills because both abilities are partly powered by the same ability in the brain, according to a study of more than 100 finger-tapping Chicago high-schoolers. The findings published in the Journal of...
  • New study says five daily servings of fruit and vegetables isn't enough

    New study says five daily servings of fruit and vegetables isn't enough
    Most of us are familiar with the five-a-day suggested servings of fruit and vegetables the World Health Organization introduced in the '90s. Eating that amount was supposed to reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, obesity and Type 2 diabetes. But a...
  • Curiosity sings 'Happy Birthday' to celebrate first year on Mars

    Curiosity sings 'Happy Birthday' to celebrate first year on Mars
    Think those tools aboard NASA’s rover Curiosity are only good for sniffing out argon isotopes and drilling into mysterious rocks? Wait till you hear this: A 'Happy Birthday' song played by Curiosity’s very own Sample Analysis at Mars...
  • 'Twerk', 'selfie' added to Oxford Dictionary

    Oxford Dictionaries Online announced Wednesday that it's embracing terms commonly used in pop culture and across the Internet. Some of the notable additions include "twerking," "selfie" and a slew of Internet abbreviations. While the majority of the new...
  • In defense of Common Core

    In defense of Common Core
    If there's anything more surprising than how quickly and calmly 45 states embraced the new Common Core curriculum standards, it's how quickly and contentiously the backlash erupted. The standards, which California adopted in 2010, outline the skills and...
  • Six Pillars group making progess on goals

    In the fall of 2012, Broward County became an official "Six Pillars" community, setting out a growth strategy for the next two decades as the county's population of 1.8 million is expected to grow further. On Friday, Broward leaders reported the...
  • Programs to prevent psychological problems in troops questioned

    Programs to prevent psychological problems in troops questioned
    Many federal programs aimed at preventing psychological problems in military service members and their families have not been evaluated correctly to determine whether they are working and are not supported by science, says a new report commissioned by the...
  • Bee colony collapse viruses spreading to bumblebees

    Bee colony collapse viruses spreading to bumblebees
    Infectious diseases linked to the colony collapse of honeybees appear to be spreading among wild bumblebees that pollinate crops worldwide, dealing a potential double blow to agriculture, according to a new study. Studies at 26 sites in England found...