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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
As the U.S. presses on with airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, two teams tackled the motion, "Flexing American Muscles In The Middle East Will Make Things Worse," in the latest Intelligence Squared debate.
October 07, 2014
Same-sex couples are getting married in Utah and other states, one day after the Supreme Court let stand rulings that overturned bans on gay marriage. But couples have been turned away in Kansas.
October 07, 2014
Brazil recently surpassed the U.S. as the world capital of plastic surgery. All these nips and tucks don't raise an eyebrow in a country where the women flaunt, rather than hide, having work done.
October 07, 2014
How can spouses divide the tax credits they receive when they buy different health plans from an insurance marketplace? And what do they tell the IRS?
October 07, 2014
Weather permitting, on Wednesday morning you'll be able to see the second lunar eclipse visible in North America in a series of four that runs through next year.
October 07, 2014
Earlier, Islamic State militants had raised its black flag over the border town's eastern gate.
October 07, 2014
The nurse had been treating a 75-year-old priest who was infected in Liberia. Health officials say as far as they know, the nurse always wore a protective suit.
October 07, 2014
Why measuring learning, not time, is the next big thing in higher ed.
October 07, 2014
American Shuji Nakamura, and Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano of Japan, will share the prize for co-developing a blue light-emitting diode that triggered a revolution in lighting technology.
October 07, 2014

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