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Black Girls CODE summer camps tackle diversity in tech from the ground up.
Aug. 17, 2015
A new illustrated history explores beer's journey from the cradle of agriculture, to the rise and fall of Ancient Rome, to the modern-day craft beer heyday.
Aug. 17, 2015
The spill of heavy metals into the Animas River has contaminated water for hundreds of farmers in the Navajo Nation downstream, bringing up memories of past environmental disasters.
Aug. 17, 2015
In 2016, the out-of-pocket spending limit for anyone in an insured family would be set at $6,850. Employers say that would be a costly change for plans that set caps based on total family sending.
Aug. 17, 2015
Last year, a regional National Labor Relations Board director ruled that football players at the school could form the nation's first student-athlete union. That ruling was overturned Monday.
Aug. 17, 2015
Scientists want to make computers into better storytellers, but to do that they have to teach the machines a tricky element: suspense. Now researchers believe they've taken a big step forward.
Aug. 17, 2015
The company is closing the blast furnace at the plant near Birmingham, which once rolled steel for ships during World War I and was the center of the city's steel industry.
Aug. 17, 2015
A small study found that women with diverse microorganisms in their birth canals were more likely to give birth before their babies reached full term than women with less microbial variety.
Aug. 17, 2015
A few years ago, Lenny B. Robinson, 51, made national news after he was stopped by police. Video from the stop showed him wearing a full Batman costume and driving a black Lamborghini.
Aug. 17, 2015
The wisdom of the crowd is at the heart of the democratic ideal. Someone is saying something others want to hear. But if you've looked at crowds from both sides, you know they can also be misleading.
Aug. 17, 2015
Well, terrify is a strong word. But a koala did chase Ebony Churchill when she was trying to herd cows using a four-wheeler.
Aug. 17, 2015
At least one bomb exploded at an intersection near a shrine popular with tourists in the center of Bangkok. Multiple news reports put the number of people killed at more than a dozen.
Aug. 17, 2015
Amazon's CEO says in a memo to employees that "anyone working in a company that really is like the one described in the NYT would be crazy to stay."
Aug. 17, 2015
The Trigana Air Service turboprop plane was carrying 54 people as well as $468,750 in cash intended as fuel aid for poor families.
Aug. 17, 2015
After a scientist on a hike in Sequoia National Park saw trees with thin and browning leaves, it got scientists thinking: Did the drought cause this? So they're climbing up them to study the damage.
Aug. 17, 2015
Developers at Akili are working on a game they hope might one day be prescribed to treat mental health conditions like ADHD and depression. But, first, they must get past the FDA.
Aug. 17, 2015
The charity says it wants to "lead the effort in transparency." But when a congressman requested an inquiry, Red Cross officials wanted it called off.
Aug. 17, 2015
The city tore down thousands of public housing units and is replacing them with mixed-income developments. The goal is to deconcentrate poverty. But it has been a hard return home for some residents.
Aug. 17, 2015
Day beat Jordan Spieth by three shots, winning his first major title and becoming the first player to finish at 20 under par in a major. The previous record, 19 under, was set by Tiger Woods in 2000.
Aug. 16, 2015
Thousands of Brazilians demonstrated in protests across the country Sunday. Many called for the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff, who has become increasingly unpopular.
Aug. 16, 2015

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