• KIDS
04.04.14

In school, popular kids get bullied just like the outcasts, study says

The study's surprising conclusion is that the more popular teens are, the more likely they are to get bullied, except for those at the very top of the high school social ladder.

  • MONEY
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04.04.14

Mega-menus a huge hit in China

Menus had gotten elaborate with illustrations and calligraphy. A lot of people started taking them home as souvenirs. To stop that, restaurant owners have supersized them.

  • WAR & PEACE
04.04.14

"Journalist on the run" starting up a digital Cuban newspaper

Generacion Y blogger Yoani Sanchez's online newspaper will use text messages, emails and flash drives to get the news to its readers in Cuba, where the government controls all media.

  • SCIENCE
04.03.14

Panthers released into an ever shrinking wild

In South Florida, many male panthers that are sent back into their natural habitat wind up dead, mostly from disease, fighting other males over territory, and cars.

  • WAR & PEACE
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04.03.14

"Rosie the Riveter" reverberates for today's working women

Hardworking women on the home front during World War II were celebrated, and immortalized, by "Rosie the Riveter" on posters and in films.

  • SCIENCE
04.03.14

Big rib bones hold a clue about the woolly mammoth's extinction

“We knew these were just about the last mammoths living there, so we suspected something was happening,” said a paleontologist about what the rib bones suggest.

  • SCIENCE
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04.02.14

Yale study may be barking up the right tree

Researchers are looking into how dogs pick up on social cues from humans around them. It may tell us something about childhood development.

  • HEALTH
04.02.14

First lady says "Let's Move" to the home kitchen

As part of her fight against childhood obesity, Mrs. Obama wants people to cook more of their meals at home instead of eating out or ordering takeout.

  • LAW
04.02.14

Some say Georgia's gun bill is too lax

Allowing guns in churches, schools and airports, many say, will make Georgia more dangerous. But the bill's supporters say it will actually make Georgia safer.

  • MONEY
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04.01.14

Women riding scholarships to college for lesser-known sports

They are winning a lot of college scholarships for such sports as bowling, rowing and equestrian activities.

  • WAR & PEACE
04.01.14

Garbage in the Indian Ocean foils searchers of missing plane

Ocean scientists had warned that ordinary ocean garbage tends to gather where searchers are looking for parts of the missing Malaysian aircraft.

  • WAR & PEACE
04.01.14

Cry havoc, and let loose the ... rocket cats?

And if the cat trick doesn't work, try strapping a bomb to a dove, advises a manual on artillery and siege warfare written around 1530. It comes with illustrations.

  • SCIENCE
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03.31.14

Getting smartphones to create 3-D indoor maps on the go

The 3-D maps app would use about the same processing power as the game Angry Birds.

  • KIDS
03.31.14

Finding a home for, and in, the LA Derby Dolls

Young women who compete in roller derby skate hard and get bumps and bruises. They walk away with a sense of achievement. Meanwhile, the team's looking for new headquarters.

  • WAR & PEACE
03.31.14

B-2 bomber "Lazarus" lives up to its nickname

The stealth bomber caught fire on Guam. It took four years and cost $105 million to fix it, a bargain considering the plane's $2.1 billion price tag.

  • HEALTH
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03.28.14

Milk "moo"ves over for cooler drinks

Good old-fashioned milk, the kind from moo cows, is losing space on grocery shelves to trendy juices, not to mention soy milk, coconut milk and flax milk.

  • SCIENCE
03.28.14

Pain remains from the Exxon Valdez oil spill 25 years later

At the time, it was the nation's biggest oil spill. And whether Prince William Sound in Alaska has by now recovered remains a contentious issue.

  • SCIENCE
03.28.14

Report had warned of catastrophe at mudslide site in Washington

The report was written in 1999 and filed with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The hill's history is one of landslides. The unstable hillside has defied efforts to shore it up.

  • ARTS
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03.27.14

Bullfighting is on the ropes in Colombia

Expensive tickets, animal rights protests and competing forms of entertainment threaten to make bullfighting a thing of the past in the South American nation.

  • WAR & PEACE
03.27.14

Remembering lessons from a war long ago amid a new threat

World War I erupted in Europe 100 years ago this August. Obama said the war still echoes in conflicts today. Europe is tense after Russia annexed Crimea which used to be part of Ukraine.

  • SCIENCE
03.27.14

Debate takes flight over the color of winged dinosaurs

Using a chicken, a scientist ruffles a few academic feathers.

  • SCIENCE
03.26.14

GLIMPSE360 gives astronomers a wider glimpse at the Milky Way

A larger picture of the Milky Way is giving scientists more to study. With never-before-seen images, they are learning more about the galaxy, how it was formed and how fast it is growing.

  • KIDS
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03.26.14

Black preschoolers more likely to get suspended, report says

A report by the Education Department says black students are disciplined more strictly, even in preschool.

  • WAR & PEACE
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03.26.14

Civil war makes a lost generation of Syrian schoolchildren

Children are suffering from three years of war. Poor nutrition and illness stunt their growth, and a lack of schooling derails their education.

  • SCIENCE
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03.25.14

NASA expert endeavors to give Endeavour space shuttle a new life

Dennis Jenkins spent 30 years launching shuttles into space. Now, he's rebuilding the Endeavour shuttle to look just as it did before takeoff.

  • KIDS
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03.25.14

Homework: Too little or too much? It depends

"The homework horror stories have to be read in a proper perspective," says an education expert. He pointed out that the homework load has been pretty stable for 20 to 30 years.

  • KIDS
03.25.14

Millennials living at home are more savvy than some people think

“The refuge of home can be a lifeline, sometimes meaning the difference between barely getting by and falling over the edge into poverty,” one author wrote of the "Peter Pan" generation.