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That's the advice from a biologist as Brazil launches a war on the mosquitoes that are spreading Zika virus.
Feb. 6, 2016
Efforts to close the pay gap between men and women have gone nowhere in Congress, but states are forging ahead with a string of equal pay laws. And new proposals are being debated in two dozen states.
Feb. 6, 2016
Aid workers introduced kids to the support. Now there's an annual competition — canceled last year because of Ebola but back in 2016.
Feb. 6, 2016
A law as broad and complex as the Affordable Care Act invites both criticism and praise. Here's a look at some of the claims made on the presidential campaign trail.
Feb. 6, 2016
A series of fake campaign posters locking Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton was just supposed to be funny, said the meme's creator. Except a lot of people thought it was sexist.
Feb. 5, 2016
Most health officials say the small amounts of benzene and other components of the natural gas still leaking in Southern California are probably not a health threat. Still, some parents worry.
Feb. 5, 2016
The announcement comes just weeks after a woman sued Twitter, saying the platform knowingly let ISIS use the network "to spread propaganda, raise money and attract recruits."
Feb. 5, 2016
New Hampshire has a reputation for strong voter participation and independents. It's really easy to get on the ballot, and it has had a better track record of picking GOP nominees in recent years.
Feb. 5, 2016
A federal court recently gave strict rulings against police use of Taser guns in five Southeastern states. But court rulings usually aren't this specific, and some experts see this as a problem.
Feb. 5, 2016
Rescue operations are underway in the city of Tainan, on the southern end of Taiwan, after a 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck at 3:57 a.m. local time.
Feb. 5, 2016
In response to an NPR investigation, Sen. Claire McCaskill says the VA has "shown no urgency in addressing 70 years of appalling mistreatment of these men."
Feb. 5, 2016
The cleverly named LDRIC — Launch Directional Robot Intelligent Circuitry — pronounced "Eldrick," which is Tiger Woods' given name, aced the par-3 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale.
Feb. 5, 2016
Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera is the second Latino head coach in Super Bowl history. And Charlotte's Latino community is talking about football like never before.
Feb. 5, 2016
In 1951, members of the scientific Explorers Club thought they'd dined on prehistoric meat dug out of the Alaskan tundra. The meal became legend. Now two Yale students have unraveled the deception.
Feb. 5, 2016
Mattel is rethinking how the Barbie brand could represent women of all colors, shapes, and sizes. Some are buying it. Others, not so much.
Feb. 5, 2016
What beer goes with guacamole? How can a brew complement spicy wings? Two craft beer experts share their favorite pairings and help us take our Super Bowl snack game to the next level.
Feb. 5, 2016
It can be too easy for students to Google an assignment before they stop to think about it. Some researchers say we're losing our critical thinking and memory skills by relying on the search bar.
Feb. 5, 2016
A cystic fibrosis drug that is expected to be taken by only a few hundred people may drain almost $36 million from California's general fund over two fiscal years.
Feb. 5, 2016
An adviser to Gov. Jerry Brown says the well that has been leaking since October could be capped in days — sooner than the end-of-February target that had been set by the utility that owns the well.
Feb. 5, 2016
Discovery of Zika virus in the saliva and urine of infected people is concerning but may not mean the pathogen can actually be transmitted through those fluids, experts caution.
Feb. 5, 2016

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