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We know that bacteria can become resistant to antibiotics, but we've never seen it happen. An MIT scientist figured out how to show bacteria surviving antibiotics and invading a giant petri dish.
Sept. 8, 2016
When disaster struck in 2001, New York City hadn't had a comprehensive city planning vision in decades. An exceptional flurry of urban strategizing — beyond Ground Zero — ensued.
Sept. 8, 2016
As many as 1 in 5 voters are either undecided or are choosing someone other than Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump.
Sept. 8, 2016
Many Asian countries have a version of a multi-layered, milk-based snack called falooda. Now, a mother-daughter pair with roots in Myanmar have brought this global dessert to Washington, D.C.
Sept. 8, 2016
After years of training and all the attention and hype, athletes can experience a profound letdown, even depression, when the Games are over. They can struggle to fill a void in their lives.
Sept. 8, 2016
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has levied its largest-ever fine on Wells Fargo for "the widespread illegal practice of secretly opening unauthorized deposit and credit card accounts."
Sept. 8, 2016
The U.S. cable giant has been on a buying spree, and acquiring the Formula One auto-racing franchise would boost its sports offerings.
Sept. 8, 2016
While overseas before heading back to the U.S., the president warned that the GOP nominee, whom he derided as "uninformed" and having "wacky ideas," is being "normalized."
Sept. 8, 2016
Saying "the behavior of these athletes was not acceptable," the U.S. Olympic Committee levies suspensions on Ryan Lochte and three other athletes involved in an ill-fated night out in Rio.
Sept. 8, 2016
A journalist noticed that Air China's in-flight magazine told visitors to London that "precautions are needed" in neighborhoods with Indian, Pakistani and black residents. The airline has apologized.
Sept. 8, 2016
In response to the question "What would you do if you were elected about Aleppo?" Johnson did not recognize the war-torn Syrian city that has been a center of the refugee crisis.
Sept. 8, 2016
Around 80 percent of medical equipment in low-income countries is donated. And most of it doesn't work.
Sept. 8, 2016
The move comes after longstanding claims from African-American Airbnb customers who said their booking requests were turned down at a high rate.
Sept. 8, 2016
The attacks came at a time when Afghanistan was under harsh Taliban rule, isolated from the world and on the verge of famine. Reporter Hannah Bloch, who was in Kabul on Sept. 11, recalls the day.
Sept. 8, 2016
The park is increasing by 400 acres along its western boundary, thanks to a donation by the conservation group The Trust for Public Land. The land includes a grassy meadow and wetlands.
Sept. 8, 2016
Since the Sept. 11 attacks, the drone has become America's go-to weapon when it comes to tracking and killing extremists. But drones have raised many legal, moral and ethical issues.
Sept. 8, 2016
The mission aims to circle a hill-sized asteroid for two years, then skim its surface and bring a hearty sample of 4.5 billion-year-old dirt back to Earth.
Sept. 8, 2016
To study dogs' brain activity, scientists had to train canines to hold absolutely still for eight minutes without restraint. But how do you get a dog to freeze that long inside a clanging MRI scanner?
Sept. 8, 2016
Star Trek debuted on TV in 1966, and Starship Enterprise is still seeking strange new worlds. Co-star George Takei credits creator Gene Roddenberry's inclusive vision for Trek's enduring popularity.
Sept. 8, 2016
Thirteen months after an Environmental Protection Agency mistake sent millions of gallons of bright orange wastewater into a Colorado river, the agency has announced a cleanup for the Gold King Mine.
Sept. 7, 2016

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