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ARTS
03.02.15

The big heroes behind "Big Hero 6" are Disney Animation software engineers

The movie's creators wanted the light in the skies over their mythical city to look realistic and amazing. The technical team worked 39,000 hours to develop the software in the nick of time.

SPORTS
03.02.15

Surf's up! But climate change has started to hit the waves

Experienced surfers can feel it. The changing water temperatures and tides on the California coast. Heading into the next century, waves could dramatically shift direction away from shore.

MONEY
03.01.15

Colombia ready to compete for the guacamole title

Americans love to eat guacamole, and that means avocados are always in demand. Peru, Chile and Mexico are big exporters of avocados to the U.S. Colombia wants to join that group.

MONEY
02.24.15

Auto industry puts more women in the engineering driver's seat

Women have input in 80 percent of all car buying decisions. But they are the most unhappy with automotive products, an auto advice website says. More female engineers could change that.

MONEY
03.01.15

Colombia ready to compete for the guacamole title

Americans love to eat guacamole, and that means avocados are always in demand. Peru, Chile and Mexico are big exporters of avocados to the U.S. Colombia wants to join that group.

SCIENCE
11.16.14

Scientists study anti-aging drugs for dogs

Our pet dogs don't stay around with us for as may years as we would like. When a dog hits 10 years old, it is considered to be elderly. Anti-aging research may have come up with a solution.

LAW
02.08.15

In wake of lethal confrontations, police and young black men try talking

Residents and law enforcement officials in one North Carolina town are trying to avoid the kind of situations that resulted in civilian deaths last summer in Missouri and New York City.

HEALTH
02.04.15

Game on! New study says video games could be good for you

Kids have a new argument against video game screen-time limits set by parents. Researchers say gaming might not be such a waste of time and could improve memory and brain power.

ARTS
02.18.15

New da Vinci masterpiece or a fake Leonardo?

Uncovering a potential new masterpiece is enough to send the art world buzzing. Finding one by Leonardo da Vinci can create a frenzy. An art expert cautions waiting for the facts.

KIDS
09.02.14

Later to rise, not earlier to bed, for today's tired teens, doctors say

A medical group calls it a good idea, mostly because teenagers can't go to sleep earlier. Their bodies delay releasing a hormone that tells the body it's time to go to sleep.

LAW
03.02.14

Obama announces initiative to help young minority men succeed

The effort resembles others in Obama's second-term agenda, as it seeks participation from businesses and individuals and doesn't depend on the approval of Congress.

SCIENCE
01.14.15

Argentine court's ruling gives basic human rights to captive ape at zoo

It was the first ruling of its kind. The orangutan, named Sandra, was living in a cage at the Buenos Aires Zoo for the last 20 years. Experts must find her a new home away from the zoo.