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When people have dreams, an area near the back of the brain seems to wake up. And specific patterns of brain activity in that area can even reveal what we're dreaming about.
April 10, 2017
Satirist John Clarke's pitch-perfect portrayal of an Australian senator denying the impact of an oil spill once prompted a Snopes fact-check report.
April 10, 2017
Roof shot dead nine people in the basement of a historically black church in 2015. He has already been sentenced to death on federal hate crimes charges.
April 10, 2017
Writer Elisabeth Rosenthal has worked as a physician and says it's far more lucrative in the U.S. health system to provide a lifetime of treatments than a cure. Her new book is An American Sickness.
April 10, 2017
The idea behind "clean coal" is technology that would capture for reuse most of the carbon dioxide emitted by coal-burning power plants. Entrepreneurs aim to use the same tech to clean natural gas.
April 10, 2017
President Trump delivered on a campaign promise with the swearing-in of conservative Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch. He thanked Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell for making it possible.
April 10, 2017
Videos show a man wrenched from his seat and dragged down the aisle, to other passengers' horror. United says the flight was "overbooked"; passengers say the airline needed seats for staff to fly.
April 10, 2017
Scientists say severe bleaching events have happened three other times in the past 20 years — but never in consecutive years. They fear that prolonged stress could kill the corals.
April 10, 2017
Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal says that in our current health-care system, it's far more lucrative to provide a lifetime of treatments instead of a cure. Her new book is An American Sickness.
April 10, 2017
The idea behind "clean coal" is technology that would capture for reuse most of the carbon dioxide emitted by coal-burning power plants. Entrepreneurs aim to use the same tech to clean natural gas.
April 10, 2017
Former CEO John Stumpf "was too slow" to realize the risk of sales practices, the bank's board says. The scandal also brought an $185 million punishment from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
April 10, 2017
The Georgetown, Ky., facility is Toyota's largest plant in the world. Toyota plans to invest $10 billion dollars in the U.S. over the next five years.
April 10, 2017
According to a recent study, having a role model at school who looks like you can have large and long-lasting effects.
April 10, 2017
Apple was once considered the most innovative company in the tech sector. But by some accounts, it's being shown up by products from Amazon, Microsoft and now Samsung.
April 10, 2017
Most potential new drugs don't work when tested in people. It's a major disappointment and it drives up the cost of developing new drugs. One big reason is the use animals in medical research.
April 10, 2017
There are many ways beyond legislative repeal that the Trump administration and congressional Republicans could undo the Affordable Care Act — starting with sewing uncertainty about what's next.
April 10, 2017
Races in Georgia and Kansas to replace GOP lawmakers who joined the Trump administration are surprising activists, pundits and both political parties in an unsettled political environment.
April 10, 2017
Before the sudden-death playoff, Spain's Sergio García trailed Englishman Justin Rose by 2 shots with 6 holes remaining. After Sunday's dramatic finish, it was García who was wearing the green jacket.
April 10, 2017
NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to NASCAR's most popular driver, Dale Earnhardt Jr., about how concussions have changed the sport, and his driving.
April 9, 2017
At one high school in San Francisco, students speak 18 different languages, and while students can't totally communicate with one another, they're working hard to learn English and other cultures.
April 9, 2017

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