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You're Just A Blob In Layers Of Plastic

Monday, March 23, 2015

Ever wondered what it feels like to get into one of the moon suits that Ebola workers wear for protection? At a TED Talk, Bill Gates gave audience members a chance to climb in and see.

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'Cheated' Out Of An Education: Book Replays UNC's Student-Athlete Scandal

Monday, March 23, 2015

Authors Jay Smith and Mary Willingham explain how the school steered athletes to pass-through courses in order to keep players eligible.

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Does This Strong Dollar Make U.S. Look Too Fat For Foreign Investors?

Monday, March 23, 2015

The economic expansion makes the country look both attractive for making money and expensive for companies getting started here.

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Obama Chief Of Staff: Israel's 50-Year 'Occupation' Must End

Monday, March 23, 2015

The Obama administration is pushing back hard against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's suggestion that a two-state solution is dead and his reluctance to back an Iranian nuclear deal.

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Former Orca Trainer For SeaWorld Condemns Its Practices

Monday, March 23, 2015

John Hargrove says he left SeaWorld after seeing "devastating effects of captivity" on orcas. His new book is Beneath The Surface. SeaWorld's Christopher Dold says such criticism is "unfounded."

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Now Algorithms Are Deciding Whom To Hire, Based On Voice

Monday, March 23, 2015

If you're trying out for a job, the one judging you may not be a person — it could be a computer. Algorithms are evaluating human voices to determine which ones are engaging, calming and trustworthy.

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Even Neil DeGrasse Tyson Is Now Munching On Bugs

Monday, March 23, 2015

At an event to honor the modern-day science hero, $15,000 worth of edible insects were on the menu. So Tyson was willing — if not exactly eager — to explore the delicacies on offer. For science.

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In Congress, New Attention To Student-Privacy Fears

Monday, March 23, 2015

A House bill seeks to restrict what private companies can do with information collected on students.

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Why The War On Cancer Hasn't Been Won

Monday, March 23, 2015

Medical researchers have made only modest progress treating the most common cancers since the war on cancer was declared in 1971. The disease has proved far more complicated than doctors had hoped.

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Stats Split On Progress Against Cancer

Monday, March 23, 2015

When you dig into the number on cancer, the results are mixed. Overall, deaths are up. But survival five years after diagnosis has improved for many forms of the disease, including breast cancer.

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Supreme Court Declines To Hear Challenge To Strict Wisconsin Voter ID Law

Monday, March 23, 2015

Ahead of the 2016 presidential election, a handful of challenges to state voter ID requirements are making their way through the courts. Texas and North Carolina are among them.

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Sandwich Monday: Burger King's YUMBO

Monday, March 23, 2015

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try the YUMBO. It's a Burger King sandwich with ham and cheese recently pulled out of retirement.

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Israel's Netanyahu Apologizes For Remarks On Arab Voters

Monday, March 23, 2015

The Israeli leader, in an attempt to get his supporters to vote last week, warned that Arab citizens were voting "in droves" to unseat his government. The comments were widely criticized.

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Liberte, Egalite, Gastronomie? France Rallies To Defend Its Food's Honor

Monday, March 23, 2015

With fast food now a staple at home and Danish and Spanish chefs in the limelight, France's culinary supremacy is no longer a given. The government has mobilized to save French food traditions.

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If You're Going To Die Soon, Do You Really Need Statins?

Monday, March 23, 2015

Many older people are taking a lot of meds, and some drugs may not be doing them much good. When terminally ill people went off statins, they said they felt better. And it didn't increase their risk.

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You Think Your City Is Full Of Trash? Ha!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Welcome to Kathmandu — or, as some call it, Trashmandu. Even in the best of times, rubbish piles up everywhere. Now things have gotten worse.

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An Object Of Desire: Hope And Yearning For The Internet In Cuba

Monday, March 23, 2015

Without a doubt, the Internet in Cuba is tough. The politics are thorny; getting it is difficult. But there are signs that change is on the horizon.

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Yemen Descends Into Chaos As Foreign Minister Seeks Help From Neighbors

Monday, March 23, 2015

Britain reportedly has withdrawn its remaining special forces, days after a similar U.S. move, in response to the worsening security that the U.N. envoy for Yemen described as the "edge of civil war."

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Is Ted Cruz Allowed To Run Since He Was Born In Canada?

Monday, March 23, 2015

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz became the first major candidate to declare for president, but some question whether he's eligible since he was born in Canada. Legal scholars, though, believe he can.

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SXSW 2015 In 10 GIFs

Monday, March 23, 2015

Bounce with Killer Mike, do the running man with Stromae and catch a much-needed breeze with Waxahatchee in a series of GIFs by photographer Adam Kissick.

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