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The Nobel Prize in physics was given Tuesday to three Japanese-born scientists for inventing the blue LED. And the time has never been better to invest in LED lighting.
October 07, 2014
The demonstrators still have widespread support, but many students have returned to class and businesses have grown weary of daily disruptions that have hampered their operations.
October 07, 2014
It's tempting to seek out the mac-and-cheese or a pint of ice cream after a terrible, horrible, no good day. But fresh research suggests such comfort foods might not be mood boosters after all.
October 07, 2014
As the U.S. presses on with airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, two teams tackled the motion, "Flexing American Muscles In The Middle East Will Make Things Worse," in the latest Intelligence Squared debate.
October 07, 2014
Same-sex couples are getting married in Utah and other states, one day after the Supreme Court let stand rulings that overturned bans on gay marriage. But couples have been turned away in Kansas.
October 07, 2014
Brazil recently surpassed the U.S. as the world capital of plastic surgery. All these nips and tucks don't raise an eyebrow in a country where the women flaunt, rather than hide, having work done.
October 07, 2014
How can spouses divide the tax credits they receive when they buy different health plans from an insurance marketplace? And what do they tell the IRS?
October 07, 2014
Weather permitting, on Wednesday morning you'll be able to see the second lunar eclipse visible in North America in a series of four that runs through next year.
October 07, 2014
Earlier, Islamic State militants had raised its black flag over the border town's eastern gate.
October 07, 2014
The nurse had been treating a 75-year-old priest who was infected in Liberia. Health officials say as far as they know, the nurse always wore a protective suit.
October 07, 2014
Why measuring learning, not time, is the next big thing in higher ed.
October 07, 2014
American Shuji Nakamura, and Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano of Japan, will share the prize for co-developing a blue light-emitting diode that triggered a revolution in lighting technology.
October 07, 2014
Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano of Japan and U.S. scientist Shuji Nakamura have won for the invention of blue light-emitting diodes — a new energy efficient and environment-friendly light source.
October 07, 2014
Last month, the U.S. promised to build treatment centers for health-care workers and for the general public. Our photo gallery checks in on the progress thusfar.
October 07, 2014
Long time Supreme Court reporter Joan Biskupic's new book on Justice Sonia Sotomayor reflects on the nation's first Latina justice.
October 07, 2014
Self-help videos tell women to learn to love their bodies by saying nice things to themselves in the mirror. Can shushing your harshest critic actually rewire the brain?
October 07, 2014
All four cases relied on the Constitution's Equal Protection Clause to invalidate state bans on gay marriage. For now, the Supreme Court gave a tacit nod to the legal reasoning.
October 06, 2014
As thousands more same-sex couples marry all over the country, this legal climate change becomes a kind of fait accompli.
October 06, 2014
The Supreme Court surprised many by refusing to weigh in on gay marriage Monday. And it prompted a question: What does this mean for same-sex couples in 20 states that still have a ban?
October 06, 2014
A new study of drug use in Afghanistan, relying on information from female heads of households and confirmed by lab tests, shows that 1 in 20 Afghans are using prescription or illicit drugs.
October 06, 2014

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