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Egypt is conducting airstrikes on positions held by the self-declared Islamic State in Libya, in response to a video apparently showing the militants' beheading of Egyptians on the Libyan coast.
February 16, 2015
Is the FDA being sexist, or appropriately cautious in requiring stringent evidence that the latest pill works and is safe? Women's advocacy groups aren't sure.
February 16, 2015
On Presidents Day, we consider some presidential firsts when it comes to new technologies. Play along: Who was the first president to have a telephone? How about the first to ride on a steamboat?
February 16, 2015
So far, 13 states have adopted the Next Generation Science Standards, but elsewhere these standards are causing controversy because of what they say about climate change. In Wyoming, reports Aaron Schrank, it's a particularly touchy issue.
February 16, 2015
Pakistan is returning to an old and dreaded practice: the formation of secret military courts to try people accused of threatening the county's security.
February 16, 2015
Drone enthusiasts are generally pleased with the long-awaited regulations proposed by the Federal Aviation Administration on Sunday. They had feared the government would make them go to flight school.
February 16, 2015
Physicist Robert Davies worked with a classical quartet and two visual artists to create a musical performance about climate change. The music and images, he says, help the information take hold.
February 16, 2015
Four hours after they started, both parties walked out of the talks and reiterated their hard lines. Now, Greece's membership in the currency bloc is in question.
February 16, 2015
According to a security company, hackers kept tabs on bank employees, transferred funds and then sent commands to ATMs to dispense cash at pre-determined times.
February 16, 2015
They've all helped create our nation, but do you know who they are?
February 16, 2015
After the storm rakes its way across the South and Mid-Atlantic, it will likely take aim at New England, which has already experienced a record-setting winter.
February 16, 2015
On Sunday, the Islamic State released a video that purported to show the beheading of 21 Egyptian Christians who had been kidnapped last week. Libya joined Egypt in the attacks.
February 16, 2015
At farm shows across the country, drones have become as ubiquitous as tractors. Drone flights are mostly banned in the U.S., but on Sunday the FAA released long-awaited draft rules.
February 16, 2015
From urban high-density housing to rural communal living, Europeans are using the principle of co-housing — in which neighbors share space and resources, depending on their needs.
February 16, 2015
When students are the first in their family to go to college, they often feel out of place. Many say they need more help from their schools.
February 16, 2015
The Affordable Care Act made sure that hospitals scoring well on patient satisfaction surveys are paid more by Medicare. But some say that gives small, boutique hospitals an unfair edge.
February 16, 2015
In 2007, a plastic called Tritan became a hit in part because it was free of the chemical BPA. Then a competitor began suggesting Tritan products contained other chemicals that act like estrogen.
February 16, 2015
Egypt launched airstrikes against so-called Islamic State targets in Libya after the extremist group released a video showing the beheading of Egyptian Coptic Christians it had held hostage for weeks.
February 16, 2015
In his six-decade career, Levine found grace and beauty in the lives of working people, especially the people and places of his youth. He was a United States Poet Laureate and a Pulitzer Prize winner.
February 16, 2015
Louis Jourdan, the dashingly handsome Frenchman who starred in Gigi, Can-Can and other American movies, has died. Through most of his career as a leading man, he was subject to typecasting.
February 16, 2015

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