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Eric Betzig, Stefan W Hell and William E. Moerner win the Nobel Prize for Chemistry. They won for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy.
October 08, 2014
The U.S. will soon set up screening procedures, according to the CDC. But one expert questions the usefulness of screens. And history backs him up.
October 08, 2014
After years of planning, Hawaii's Thirty Meter Telescope broke ground Tuesday. But a group interrupted the ceremony, angry about the telescope's location on a mountain held sacred by Native Hawaiians.
October 08, 2014
New menu items introduced by chain restaurants in 2013 contained 60 fewer calories, on average, than items on the menu in 2012. And that could be enough to make an impact on the obesity epidemic.
October 08, 2014
There are no known cases of Ebola in Connecticut. But a leading Hartford hospital is already updating its infection controls to stop the virus before it gets a foothold.
October 08, 2014
Young people showed major interest in voting in 2004 and 2008. Since then, their numbers have fallen off as the political system has become gridlocked.
October 08, 2014
The St. Louis Cardinals beat the LA Dodgers 3-2 Tuesday. The San Francisco Giants defeated the Washington Nations 3-1. The Cardinals and Giants will meet in the National League Championship Series.
October 07, 2014
The Supreme Court heard arguments in the case of an Arkansas prisoner who says he must be allowed to wear a beard as part of his religious practice.
October 07, 2014
The International Monetary Fund issued a gloomy forecast and stock investors reacted. By the market's close, the Dow Jones industrial average had tumbled 272.58 points, or 1.6 percent
October 07, 2014
Yoram Bauman is an economist. And a stand-up comic. Who makes jokes about climate change and global development, among other topics. At the Inter-American Development Bank this week, he killed!
October 07, 2014
Detergent pods are convenient, sure, but small children continue to have dangerous encounters with them, sustaining injuries to the eyes and other body parts when the pods are squeezed or chomped.
October 07, 2014
"I have had four cancer-scrapings, but so what. If I die, I die," the English musician wrote in an email interview with a Spanish-language newspaper.
October 07, 2014
Thousands of international recruits have crossed into Syria to join the Islamic State. A Syrian man who helped smuggle those jihadis in explains how it works, though he says he's stopped now.
October 07, 2014
The Ninth Circuit court issued its ruling after the Supreme Court gave tacit approval to three other circuit court decisions that overturned gay marriage bans.
October 07, 2014
Donovan holds the U.S. men's national team record with 57 goals. Head coach Jurgen Klinsmann famously left him off the World Cup roster, but this is a nod of appreciation.
October 07, 2014
Similar measures calling for labeling genetically modified foods have failed in recent years in California and Washington.
October 07, 2014
As The CW's new superhero series The Flash debuts tonight, NPR TV critic Eric Deggans notes the best new broadcast dramas of the fall season are based on comic book stories.
October 07, 2014
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

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