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Daniel Willingham's new book is full of advice for parents and teachers hoping to nurture a love of reading in kids.
Mar. 17, 2015
Congressional Republicans' budget is expected to be released Tuesday, but a federal budget is not really a budget at all.
Mar. 17, 2015
The Marines are being tested in California's Mojave Desert to see if they have what it takes to serve in infantry units. Injuries in earlier training kept another dozen women from getting that far.
Mar. 17, 2015
Much of the new building in the territory involves Jewish settlements. The Palestinians now have a new city, but the project has been slowed because until recently Israel did not allow a water hookup.
Mar. 17, 2015
Public passion is all well and good, but it will take more than big talk to get to Mars by 2025, space specialists say. Even several rockets-worth of cash won't easily solve the technical challenges.
Mar. 17, 2015
Though Princeton is the only undefeated team in the championship. They enter as eighth seed. The tournament begins March 20th.
Mar. 16, 2015
The caseload could surge to 592 million by 2035, with a huge contribution from the developing world. And across the globe, people with diabetes tend to earn less — or lose their job altogether.
Mar. 16, 2015
As Americans move toward more favorable views of pot, politicians are, too — in some cases.
Mar. 16, 2015
The brain's cerebellum helps shape thinking and emotion, as well as physical coordination, research shows. Could stimulating that part of the brain help ease some aspects of autism and schizophrenia?
Mar. 16, 2015
Researchers are developing technology to control the movement of cockroaches. Strapped with electrodes and sensors, these insects we often loathe could be used for disaster relief or surveillance.
Mar. 16, 2015
Police officers on Monday described a fierce gunbattle that included thrown explosives, at the trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
Mar. 16, 2015
It's the latest step in a growing controversy after thousands of homeowners said insurance companies lowballed damage estimates and insurance insiders called the appeals process "rigged."
Mar. 16, 2015
The state's earlier ban on judges belonging to groups that discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation now applies to youth organizations. Does this take judicial impartiality too far?
Mar. 16, 2015
A little-known division of Immigration and Customs Enforcement has helped track down people who committed atrocities in Rwanda, the former Yugoslavia and El Salvador.
Mar. 16, 2015
How does the former governor square hawking a diabetes supplement program with a potentially serious run for the White House?
Mar. 16, 2015
A bill cracking down on human trafficking was supposed to be an easy one to pass, but that was before Democrats discovered the bill also contained language restricting abortion rights.
Mar. 16, 2015
A real estate heir linked to two murders and a disappearance was arrested after an HBO documentary brought renewed attention to a case in which he was involved.
Mar. 16, 2015
A surprising number of academically gifted, low-income students are not applying to the Ivy League universities and selective colleges they're sure to get into.
Mar. 16, 2015
A teacher who instills a love of books and writing has beaten out 5,000 educators around the world for a global honor.
Mar. 16, 2015
Mexico has opened up its oil and gas fields to foreign investors. But they're slow to enter, as low oil prices, drug violence and other challenges trump the lure of a vast and undeveloped shale bed.
Mar. 16, 2015

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