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Human skin has properties that are hard to mimic, but a Stanford engineer is working to create a type of artificial skin that can sense, heal and generate its own power.
April 11, 2016
Riot police with tear gas and stun grenades faced off with fence-storming migrants and refugees at the border between Greece and Macedonia on Sunday. Tens of thousands of migrants are stranded there.
April 11, 2016
Kepler, the telescope that's nearly 75 million miles away from Earth, placed itself into Emergency Mode sometime in the middle of last week.
April 11, 2016
U.S. officials say the firm sold mortgage-backed securities based on loans that were a lot riskier than they were supposed to be.
April 11, 2016
Women may make up half the population but in the U.S., just 24.5 percent of state lawmakers are women.
April 11, 2016
The White House hasn't announced any such plans. But Obama will be in Japan next month and a visit would be a grand symbolic gesture in keeping with his emphasis on nuclear non-proliferation.
April 11, 2016
The reason: He was born with a cleft, considered a curse in Ghana. His life was saved by a stroke of luck.
April 11, 2016
Early in the 20th century, the world had more than 100,000 tigers in it, according to estimates. The number fell sharply — and has now risen for the first time in years.
April 11, 2016
Ultramarathoners can train for years and still get sidelined by blisters. Stanford researchers tested paper surgical tape during a 155-mile race and found it reduces blisters by 40 percent.
April 11, 2016
Lieutenant Commander Edward Lin is a native of Taiwan; he became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1999, according to a profile written for the U.S. Navy's website.
April 11, 2016
More than 3 million school children in the U.S. are classified as gifted. Thousands of others, however, are never identified as gifted because they start school not speaking English.
April 11, 2016
Kerry is the highest-ranking American official to ever visit the site, honoring the 140,000 Japanese who died in the U.S. attack on the city.
April 11, 2016
The military officer's defection follows the news of 13 North Korean restaurant workers who defected en masse last week.
April 11, 2016
The U.S. State Department, the United Nations and human rights groups say South Korea's controversial National Security Law chokes freedom of expression.
April 11, 2016
Transgender people tend to have more mental health problems than the general population, but having supportive parents in childhood may help reduce that risk, a study finds.
April 11, 2016
A man shows up in the emergency room with a speedy, irregular heartbeat, but can't say when it first went awry. No problem. The ER doctors just checked the phone records of his fitness tracker.
April 11, 2016
A study says poor people live longer in some cities than others, and it's not clear why.
April 10, 2016
Danny Willett won the Masters by three strokes over last year's champion, Jordan Spieth, who was trying to become only the fourth back-to-back winner of the Masters
April 10, 2016
Pope Francis goes to Greece this week to meet the Eastern Orthodox Church Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople. Monsignor Paul McPartlan of Catholic University explains the history of the divide.
April 10, 2016
Lunada Bay is a premier surf spot in Southern California. But a lawsuit alleges the mostly affluent, middle-age locals who live and surf there use violence and intimidation to keep outsiders away.
April 10, 2016

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