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  • Black Death wasn't a bubonic plague, evidence shows

    Black Death wasn't a bubonic plague, evidence shows
    A plague known as the "Black Death" has was responsible for killing at least 75 million people during the 14th and 15th centuries, including more than half of Britain's population.  Now, researchers have found new evidence that suggests the suspected...
  • How your occupation will affect your child's job choice

    How your occupation will affect your child's job choice
    Working moms and dads, have you given any thought to what your occupation may mean for the job choices of your children? NPR tried to answer that question with a look at some actual data from a survey that has tracked a specific group of 12,000 people...
  • Impoverished Haiti manufacturing its own Android tablet

    Impoverished Haiti manufacturing its own Android tablet
    Better known for producing third-world poverty and political mayhem - as well as a world-class rum - the Western Hemisphere's least developed country has made a surprising entry into the high-tech world with its own Android tablet. Sandwiched between...
  • Japan STAP stem cell researchers' errors not intentional, RIKEN says

    Japan STAP stem cell researchers' errors not intentional, RIKEN says
    The Japanese research institution at the center of a growing controversy over a new type of stem cells said Friday that its investigation of four scientists has confirmed two instances of "inappropriate" behavior but that neither case was severe enough to...
  • Thirteen Central Florida students to compete in Florida Geographic Bee

    Thirteen Central Florida students to compete in Florida Geographic Bee
    Thirteen Central Florida students, from public and private schools, are to compete Friday in the Florida Geographic Bee, hoping their geography skills can win them a trip to the national competition in Washington, D.C. next month. The state event will...
  • SAT's redesign: Obscure vocabulary to be replaced by relevant words, math to focus most on algebra

    SAT's redesign: Obscure vocabulary  to be replaced by relevant words, math to focus most on algebra
    Students taking the new SAT in two years likely won't have to worry about obscure or rarely used vocabulary words -- so long obsequious, propinquity and enervation. Instead, the revamped exam will test their knowledge of "high-utility" words whose...
  • Ray Still, legendary CSO oboist and teacher remembered

    Ray Still, legendary CSO oboist and teacher remembered
    Most oboe players are famous for being rather neurotic and even a bit crazy. The stereotype derives from all those long hours oboists spend making reeds and having to force air through an aperture no bigger than the eye of a medium-sized needle, all to...
  • Medal game is often a mental one at the Olympics

     Medal game is often a mental one at the Olympics
    SOCHI, Russia — Twelve hours wasn't nearly long enough to ease their pain. The morning after losing in overtime to rival Canada, the U.S. women's hockey players talked about the anguish of walking away from the Sochi Olympics with silver medals...
  • His Endeavour: Giving old shuttle parts new life

    His Endeavour: Giving old shuttle parts new life
    It was the type of weather that would have scrubbed a space shuttle launch. The rain was relentless. Water streamed down Dennis Jenkins' glasses, dripping off the tip of his nose, as he surveyed the scrap yard not far from where the shuttles once...
  • For many teens, formal sex education comes too late, CDC report says

    For many teens, formal sex education comes too late, CDC report says
    Health experts have some simple advice for reducing the teen birthrate in the U.S. — make sure teens learn about abstinence and birth control before they start having sex. It sounds obvious, but it’s obviously needed, according to a report...
  • Student's death in Colorado raises questions on pot and health

    Student's death in Colorado raises questions on pot and health
    DENVER — It was spring break, and Levy Thamba, a 19-year-old college student from Africa, had checked into a fourth-floor hotel room with three of his buddies. They had come from their small college in Wyoming looking for an adventure. No one is...