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In "Mammal March Madness," you win or die. No basketball in this tournament — it's a simulated survival-of-the-fittest game set up by evolutionary biologists. The battle cry? Mammals suck ... milk!
March 06, 2015
Charley Leundeu Keunang, 43, was shot and killed by LAPD officers during a struggle on Sunday. He had come to the U.S. using a stolen identity.
March 06, 2015
Sandra Arroyo Salgado, Alberto Nisman's ex wife, commissioned an independent forensic investigation she says dismisses the possibility that his death was a suicide or an accident.
March 05, 2015
The 70-year-old actor is said to have suffered moderate trauma, when he crash-landed a vintage plane in a Los Angeles golf course. He was taken to a hospital and he was reported to be conscious.
March 05, 2015
The Edmund Pettus Bridge is a sacred place in America's civil rights history. It also was named after a Grand Dragon of the state Ku Klux Klan. There's a strong generational divide on renaming it.
March 05, 2015
A new poll shows that fewer young people see gender as limited to female and male. Youth Radio reporter Nanette Thompson talks with two students about their experiences at school.
March 05, 2015
A Colorado program has allowed more than 30,000 women to get long-term contraception for free, lowering teen birth and abortion rates. Now lawmakers have to decide if it can qualify for state funding.
March 05, 2015
Even at low doses, the potent poison damages organs and causes cancers. Now scientists have found a population high in the Andes Mountains that has adapted to the toxic metal over thousands of years.
March 05, 2015
Foods from Fukushima, Japan, are back to pre-accident levels of radiation but people still aren't eating them. One way to ease concerns: a chemical that blocks radioactive cesium from entering plants.
March 05, 2015
Sixty percent of parents think there is too much emphasis on testing. Are they right?
March 05, 2015
The Nigerian Islamist militant group has traded grainy videos for slick productions. This week, Boko Haram posted a video purportedly showing the bodies of two beheaded men accused of spying.
March 05, 2015
The cause was cardiac arrest, the Archdiocese of New York said in a statement. Cardinal Edward Egan was 82.
March 05, 2015
Iraqi army forces, Shiite militias and Kurdish peshmerga are battling to retake Saddam Hussein's hometown from Islamic State extremists.
March 05, 2015
Everyone knows people who attend the CIAA basketball tournament have cash to burn. So why did a Charlotte hotel go out of its way to make sure they spent it?
March 05, 2015
He quarantined himself because his bodyguard died of Ebola. The virus is still taking a toll, with 81 new cases last week. Maybe it's because people are no longer being careful.
March 05, 2015
Two giant robots have directed traffic in the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo since 2013. This week three others joined them.
March 05, 2015
A recent study found that teachers with Asian-sounding names were given poorer marks, and their accents were the main reason.
March 05, 2015
The e-commerce site, which focuses on quirky, handmade goods, has filed for an IPO. The paperwork reveals a plan to focus more on manufacturing and marketing — but not much suggestion of big profits.
March 05, 2015
Some winter lovers see snow as a local and seasonal specialty that goes well with cream and sugar. But is it more like an adventure in extreme eating? As with many wild foods, it's a bit of both.
March 05, 2015
Put down that screen: today's the day to celebrate holding a bound book in your hands. For World Book Day, we bring you a roundup of stories and reading lists.
March 05, 2015

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