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If you think that an artificial eye looks like a big glass marble, you're not alone. And you're wrong. We visit the people who made a prosthetic eye for a 5-year-old boy who lost an eye to cancer.
August 11, 2014
About 25 percent of people with macular degeneration in both eyes develop clinical depression. But developing strategies for staying engaged in passions and people may cut that risk by more than half.
August 11, 2014
To move kids away from computer screens, a new wave of learning programs is emphasizing hands-on activities. Like building stuff.
August 11, 2014
Some have found that renting on a nightly basis brings a lot more money than long-term leases, but people concerned about a shrinking rental market have turned to legal action and protests.
August 11, 2014
A group representing some of the world's richest countries has created an interactive online tool that invites the public to rank 11 factors that contribute to happiness.
August 11, 2014
Tony Stewart did not take part in Sunday's NASCAR race at Watkins Glen. He withdrew before the start of the race, hours after killing a dirt track racer during a race in upstate New York on Saturday.
August 10, 2014
Conflict and terrorism can be good for business — if your business is teaching people to avoid kidnapping, use a barrette to get out of handcuffs or escape from the trunk of a car.
August 10, 2014
An Illinois high school banned Alva Earley from graduating in 1959 after he attended a picnic in a park off-limits to blacks. This weekend, the school district corrected that injustice.
August 10, 2014
A Cape Cod treatment center says it is breaking addiction's hold — and saving money — by offering newly released patients daily, or even hourly, coaching by paid consultants.
August 10, 2014
An analysis of federal data by a University of Oregon sociologist echoes earlier research suggesting that white inmates are underrepresented at private prisons relative to public facilities.
August 10, 2014
The second of three so-called "supermoons" this year can be seen under clear skies tonight, but some argue the term is a bit of a stretch.
August 10, 2014
The country's prime minister for the past decade has said he wants to expand the powers of the until-now largely ceremonial post.
August 10, 2014
An 18-year-old man identified as Michael Brown, who was reportedly unarmed, was shot several times and killed on Saturday in what police say was a struggle that ensued after he assaulted an officer.
August 10, 2014
Researchers as well as virtual reality hardware and software makers are working to better understand motion sickness caused by some VR technologies.
August 10, 2014
Guinea denied earlier reports that it had closed its border with neighboring Liberia, but sources on the scene say trucks are blocking the crossings.
August 10, 2014
The Israeli premier told a Cabinet meeting on Sunday that the military operation in Gaza would continue and that truce talks would be off the table until Hamas stops firing rockets over the border.
August 10, 2014
Video of the crash shows Kevin Ward walking toward Stewart's car before being hit at Canandaigua Motorsports Park in upstate New York on Saturday. Police say Stewart is cooperating in the probe.
August 10, 2014
The country's human rights minister tells Reuters that the dead from a massacre at Sinjar in northwestern Iraq were buried in mass graves by Islamic State fighters.
August 10, 2014
NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks with George Mitchell, former U.S. special envoy for Middle East peace, about what it's like to try to negotiate a peace deal in the troubled region.
August 10, 2014
NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks with Nickolay Mladenov, U.N. special envoy to Iraq, about the situation in northern Iraq, where the Islamic State is fighting for control.
August 10, 2014

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