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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
The NBA superstar's brand is one of many mired in copyright trouble in China. An unrelated shoe company with an Air Jordan-esque name and logo is making millions — and under Chinese law, it's legal.
Aug. 16, 2015
The hurricane virtually flattened the entire town, destroying or damaging nearly every home. Rebuilding efforts took another hit in 2010 with the BP oil spill.
Aug. 16, 2015
The missile defense system deployed to Turkey in 2013 will be withdrawn so the batteries can be updated and modernized, according to a joint U.S.-Turkey statement.
Aug. 16, 2015
More than 80 people were killed and at least 200 wounded in four airstrikes on a crowded marketplace, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
Aug. 16, 2015
The ferry Eleftherios Venizelos will house 2,500 in its rooms and serve as an area where local authorities will be processing paperwork for the thousands of migrants and refugees on Kos in Greece.
Aug. 16, 2015
Most of those still unaccounted for are firefighters who responded to last week's explosions, officials say.
Aug. 16, 2015
A British hospital will soon launch a clinical trial using dogs to detect prostate cancer. With their powerful noses, the dogs can sniff out cancer in as little as one-fifth of a teaspoon of urine.
Aug. 16, 2015

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