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A major theme in the latest congressional hearing on encryption was whether the FBI, rather than asking tech companies for cooperation, has focused enough resources to keep up with technology itself.
April 19, 2016
The Zika Virus Challenge has posted researchers' projects and is asking for pledges. Should the reaction be skepticism — or enthusiasm?
April 19, 2016
The eggplant and peach emoji are standard code for racy thoughts these days, but food has been used for sexual innuendo for centuries. Shakespeare was a pro. (Happy Shakespeare Week!)
April 19, 2016
Blaming a lack of profitability, UnitedHealth says it will drop out of most health marketplaces insurance exchanges next year. The insurer's first quarter profits in 2016 were $1.6 billion.
April 19, 2016
The prosecutor, who had previously recommended Liang not serve any jail time, said the fatal shooting of Akai Gurley was "not police brutality." Liang's defense attorney called it a "tragic accident."
April 19, 2016
Can I Eat That? by food critic Joshua David Stein gets young readers curious about their food. And it's fun for adults, too!
April 19, 2016
It's not just kombucha and yogurt: Probiotics are now showing up in dozens of packaged foods. But what exactly do these designer foods with friendly flora actually offer — besides a high price tag?
April 19, 2016
To show that the water from Flint, Mich., is safe when filtered, the governor says he'll be drinking it for the next 30 days at home and at work. The city has been grappling with lead contamination.
April 19, 2016
Scientists measured the microbes that are in the indoor spaces where we spend most of our time. Each city had a unique microbiome, with many outdoor microbes making their way indoors to live with us.
April 19, 2016
The awards, which honor excellence in electronic media, are given to journalism as well as entertainment programs.
April 19, 2016
In 1973, in a 5-4 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled there's no right to equal school funding in the Constitution. But plaintiff Demetrio Rodriguez's legacy lives on — in his daughter, a teacher.
April 19, 2016
An 18-year-old woman is accused of broadcasting the alleged rape of her 17-year-old friend online. The prosecutor said she told police she continued streaming because she "got caught up in the likes."
April 19, 2016
The state was considering a bill that would have required transgender students to use the bathrooms of their sex at birth. The sponsor now says she wants to revise it and reintroduce it next year.
April 19, 2016
Germany recently agreed, at Turkey's request, to investigate a comedian who mocked the Turkish prime minister. A journalist in the U.K. is responding in filthy mocking rhyme — and wants your help.
April 19, 2016
Although many people thought the federal health law would reduce the need for free clinics, low-income people with high deductibles and copays still frequent the clinics for routine care.
April 19, 2016
Hour by hour, chances dwindle that rescue workers will be able to save those who may be trapped in the ruins of the catastrophic quake that struck on Saturday. Noisy generators add to the challenge.
April 19, 2016
Twenty-one years ago, Garland — now nominated to the Supreme Court — supervised the investigation following the bombing that killed 168 people.
April 19, 2016
When Britain's Natural Environment Research Council launched a poll to help name a new research ship, one suggestion caught on: Boaty McBoatface. But Science Minister Jo Johnson says it's unsuitable.
April 19, 2016
Since Sunday night, up to 20 inches of rain have fallen on Southeast Texas. In the state's biggest city, schools are closed and subdivisions have flooded. More rain is predicted for Tuesday.
April 19, 2016
Some teachers worry the heated rhetoric is causing stress, especially among immigrant and minority students. Others are trying to channel the political interest into learning opportunities.
April 19, 2016

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