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CEO Sundar Pichai said he supported the right of workers to express themselves but that a senior engineer's memo had gone too far. The memo's author says he's reportedly weighing legal action.
Aug. 8, 2017
Stories about the harms of sugar have consumers wondering if they should put the apple back on the shelf.
Aug. 8, 2017
The terror network abducted him in northeast Nigeria. His father was killed trying to rescue him. What would he do next?
Aug. 8, 2017
"It's nice to float on your back to see the architecture and the urban space around," says French journalist Julie Pacaud. "It's another way to experience the city."
Aug. 8, 2017
It's the sixth time South Africa's President Jacob Zuma is facing a possible vote of no confidence — but for the first time, the vote will be held by secret ballot.
Aug. 8, 2017
Same-sex marriage will be legal in Australia by Christmas, the country's attorney general says. But the big question is, how will that happen?
Aug. 8, 2017
Former CIA operative Daniel Hoffman spent five years in Moscow. He's certain the Russians meddled in last year's presidential election, and intended that some of their activities be exposed.
Aug. 8, 2017
The costs of higher education are softening in some places, but experts aren't too excited yet.
Aug. 8, 2017
Minecraft, one of the most popular video games in the world, is touted for its educational possibilities. But is that potential really accessible to all?
Aug. 8, 2017
"Max is not going to text me back. I'm not going to hear his voice again," Mayor Megan Barry said of her only child. The 22-year-old died last month of an apparent overdose near Denver.
Aug. 8, 2017
This device shoots new genetic code into cells to make them change their purpose. Researchers say the chip could someday be used to treat injuries in humans. But they've got a long, long way to go.
Aug. 8, 2017
A small number of passionate "shadow-lovers" roam the world to be at exactly the right place when the moon blots out the sun. One man has seen 33 — and calls each "one of the top events of my life."
Aug. 8, 2017
A task force lays out changes that could loosen protections for the bird species renowned for its elaborate mating dance. The rules take into account "local economic growth and job creation."
Aug. 7, 2017
The invasive species have been caught mere miles from Lake Michigan. Scientists fear if they invade the lake, they could spread throughout the Great Lakes.
Aug. 7, 2017
After a series of $14 tax bills went unnoticed, San Francisco auctioned Presidio Terrace off to the highest bidder — a couple from San Jose. They're thinking of charging residents to park there.
Aug. 7, 2017
The BBC children's film starred a black Roman soldier in ancient Britannia. Was it an accurate portrayal of a multi-ethnic empire or an "incredibly deceptive" anachronism? The dustup has lasted weeks.
Aug. 7, 2017
Writer Jean Twenge has observed dramatic shifts in behavior among children who go through adolescence with smartphones. They're spending less time with friends and reporting greater anxiety.
Aug. 7, 2017
The Boy Scouts were attending a camp on the shores of Lake O' The Pines in east Texas when a Hobie Cat they were aboard snagged an overhanging transmission cable.
Aug. 7, 2017
In Leipzig, Germany, two scientists from very different backgrounds are working on a unique research project.
Aug. 7, 2017
KA Designs introduced a "new" swastika, promising to reclaim the ancient symbol from the stigma of Nazi Germany. Not surprisingly, it didn't work.
Aug. 7, 2017

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