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By playing with the physics of wing color, scientists get a glimpse into how butterflies get their colors, and how quickly they can evolve from brown to brilliant.
August 07, 2014
The solider resented the Taliban, according to fellow soldiers. But he was apparently upset that male British troops were training female Afghan soldiers, they say.
August 07, 2014
In the case of an elderly patient with multiple medical problems, having a team of health workers deliver care to the home can be cheaper than expensive stays in nursing homes and emergency rooms.
August 07, 2014
The verdict is the first to be handed down against top Khmer Rouge leadership. As many as 2 million people died in the regime's "killing fields." The two leaders will serve life in prison.
August 07, 2014
Iselle was forecast to weaken, but that hasn't happened. Officials are saying the island is ready, but they are urging everyone to prepare.
August 07, 2014
Playable tests capture learning in action.
August 07, 2014
Russia was responding to sanctions imposed by the U.S. and its European allies over the crisis in Ukraine. The ban includes all beef, pork, fruit, vegetables and dairy products.
August 07, 2014
Tether a balloon to the floor of a car, step on the gas, and watch the balloon do something it shouldn't. Ask why. Then discover the answer. Then feel smart.
August 07, 2014
Snowden has been in exile for a little more than a year, after he leaked a cache of classified documents that revealed some of the United States most deeply held secrets.
August 07, 2014
Medical school is now one year shorter for aspiring doctors. An initiative at the University of California, Davis aims to produce more primary care doctors with less med school debt.
August 07, 2014
The "ick factor" has kept consumers in the U.S. from eating crickets, locusts and mealworms. To convert skeptics, bug-food advocates are trying to win them over with sleek packages and clever names.
August 07, 2014
Take two kids, the same age, who grew up in the same city. Which one is more likely to go to jail ... or college?
August 07, 2014
German courts have supported some types of assisted suicide, but the ruling party has vowed to stop doctors and organizations it says are profiting from the practice.
August 07, 2014
The U.S. Army has begun interviewing Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl about his disappearance in Afghanistan that led to five years in captivity by the Taliban, his attorney and an Army spokeswoman said Wednesday.
August 06, 2014
A U.N.-backed war crimes tribunal on Thursday sentenced two top leaders of the former regime to life in prison on war crimes charges for their roles during the country's 1970s terror.
August 06, 2014
The outcome of the hearing could put more pressure on the Supreme Court to make a decision on states' same-sex marriage bans.
August 06, 2014
The bank would pay between $16 billion and $17 billion for alleged mortgage-related abuses, according to a source familiar with the talks. A final announcement could come next week.
August 06, 2014
At a news conference Wednesday, the president said he would act when he can without Congress but said there are limits to his authority. He also spoke about a range of foreign policy issues.
August 06, 2014
By October, the state will have the most ambitious commercial food waste ban in the U.S. Institutions that produce more than a ton of waste a week will have to find new uses for their scraps.
August 06, 2014
President Obama delivered remarks to conclude a summit that invited leaders from Africa to meet with U.S. businesses. NPR's Tamara Keith joins Melissa Block to discuss the gathering's last day.
August 06, 2014

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