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To investigate whether norovirus particles might form an infectious aerosol spray when a sick person vomits, researchers built a simulator that uses Jell-O instant pudding in explosive experiments.
Aug. 19, 2015
Raffi Freedman-Gurspan, 28, was appointed to serve as an outreach and recruitment director for presidential personnel.
Aug. 19, 2015
She played opposite some of Hollywood's biggest names, including Bing Crosby and Elvis Presley. Her breakout role was in the 1960s Batman TV series starring Adam West.
Aug. 19, 2015
Fogle also is expected to plead guilty to distributing and receiving child pornography. Fogle faces two federal charges that together could carry up to 50 years in prison.
Aug. 19, 2015
Ten years after the hurricane, the New Orleans area has returned to the same slow, stable population growth that existed before the storm.
Aug. 19, 2015
Security analysts say the huge data dump may include the account details of more than 30 million users of AshleyMadison.com and its companion site EstablishedMen.com
Aug. 19, 2015
Small farmers have been struggling for years with low commodity prices and rising production costs. But throughout the Midwest, a new farm-to-table strategy is giving a boost to some farmers.
Aug. 19, 2015
The Army private is serving a 35-year prison sentence for leaking thousands of classified documents to WikiLeaks. The latest charges came after she kept magazines and an expired toothpaste.
Aug. 19, 2015
Ten years ago Hurricane Katrina devastated Bayou la Batre on the Alabama Gulf Coast. Five years later came the BP oil spill. The hard-scrabble fishing hamlet has never recovered.
Aug. 19, 2015
As schools re-open across the nation, some regions are having trouble finding enough teachers to fill vacancies. But others see a big disconnect between training and the needs of districts.
Aug. 19, 2015
Social scientists and consumer researchers say the battle over GMOs isn't really about GMOs. They say GMOs have become a stand-in for what consumers really want: less processed, natural food.
Aug. 19, 2015
The cashier of the Pittsburgh, Pa., convenience store, went with the sword, although he also had a gun. He said that the robbers could have easily been shot, CBS affiliate KDKA TV reports.
Aug. 18, 2015
Consumers have seed savers and amateur breeders to thank for discovering and sharing heirloom varieties of some vegetables and tomatoes like the Cherokee Purple.
Aug. 18, 2015
The daily pill, called Addyi, modestly increased women's interest in sex in clinical tests. The approval was praised by some women's advocates as a milestone and condemned by others as irresponsible.
Aug. 18, 2015
What did they do? How did they do it? Where do they go from here?
Aug. 18, 2015
Years after the subprime mortgage crisis, New Jersey has the nation's highest rate of zombie homes — abandoned by their former owners but not yet through foreclosure. Some sit vacant for years.
Aug. 18, 2015
In Hamburg, home to one of Europe's busiest ports, support for trade is fervent. But many Germans have their doubts about a proposed trans-Atlantic agreement that is expected next year.
Aug. 18, 2015
The officers were on duty when they killed James Boyd near Albuquerque, N.M. The killing was one of several incidents that drew a rebuke from the U.S. Department of Justice.
Aug. 18, 2015
Until now: The Ugandan team is the only African nine in this year's Little League Baseball World Championships. And they got there by clobbering European teams with scores like 16-0.
Aug. 18, 2015
Musicians in Kenya want a law forcing radio stations to play 70 percent local music. Nigeria and South Africa have similar rules. But this kind of protectionism could backfire.
Aug. 18, 2015

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