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A new blood test for people in their 70s can detect who will develop Alzheimer's disease. A positive result could help people prepare. But since there's no treatment, will people really want to know?
March 10, 2014
It used to be parents worried that their kids were hanging out with the wrong crowd. Now they need to worry about hanging out with the wrong crowd on Instagram. But do online influences matter?
March 10, 2014
The study finding that men who prey on women in bars don't have to be drunk to behave badly really hit a nerve. So did the notion that if women drink, they're more likely to be targeted.
March 7, 2014
We asked people to send us pictures of themselves at work — and to tell us what they do.
March 7, 2014
Six state attorneys general are suing California over its law on how hens are housed. Among those most worried: Pig farmers who fear the state will push through sweeping changes on pig stalls next.
March 7, 2014
A right-wing extremist killed 77 people and injured hundreds more in 2011. The island where most of his victims were cut down will be bisected. The gap will be a reminder of those who were lost.
March 7, 2014
The U.S. has condemned any move by Crimea to split from Ukraine, saying that would violate international law. But Russia's parliament is vowing to support such a decision.
March 7, 2014
Removing bacteria and other impurities from water could be done more cheaply thanks to researchers at MIT. They're taking advantage of the way trees move water to filter it.
March 5, 2014
We're used to rounding up the total on our taxi ride or dropping a buck or two in a jar at the coffee shop. Now, new high-tech ways to pay are nudging us to tip more generously and more often.
March 5, 2014
Eight Democrats joined Republicans in voting against Debo Adegbile, who was appointed to head the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division.
March 5, 2014
BMW has started making a car with optional laser headlights, which are brighter and more energy-efficient than even LED lights. Laser technology could also end up in street lights and projectors.
March 5, 2014
A new study cautions that eating a diet rich in animal proteins could be as harmful to health as smoking. Not quite, other researchers say, but it's still a good idea to go heavy on the greens.
March 5, 2014
Relatively speaking, though, it will be close. The rock is expected to whiz by around 4 p.m. ET at a distance that's a bit closer than from Earth to the moon.
March 5, 2014
Under the president's plan, wealthier Americans would be paying more in taxes, while poorer ones would be getting new tax credits. Republicans, on the other hand, prefer a different approach.
March 5, 2014
No one wants to die in the hospital, hooked to a ventilator. But undergoing chemotherapy just to ease symptoms or to buy a bit more time increases that likelihood for patients with terminal cancer.
March 5, 2014
While Chinese investors have been eyeing cheap real estate in Detroit since the city's bankruptcy filing last year, they're not in a tremendous rush to buy.
March 4, 2014
The international community is expected to pump billions into Ukraine in hopes of stabilizing a country with a record of economic instability and widespread corruption.
March 4, 2014
Over 15,000 births have taken place at birthing centers, and the number is growing. But there are no coverage guarantees despite provisions that prohibit discrimination against health care providers.
March 4, 2014
The once-futuristic concept is closer than ever to becoming a reality. Parallel parking? Let the car find the perfect approach. Squeezing into a tight space? Hop out and use your smart phone.
March 4, 2014
Kasell, whose voice is synonymous with NPR, will record his final broadcast for Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me! this spring. From then on, he'll become "scorekeeper emeritus."
March 4, 2014

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