Whether humans are apes depends on culturally embedded ways we frame our work in science, says anthropologist Barbara J. King.
A new study published in the journal Science shows that regular use of a specific math-based iPad app significantly improved math performance in elementary school children.
The last photo of Leon Klinghoffer, taken on the cruise ship Achille Lauro in 1985. He was killed there during a hijacking.
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Leon Klinghoffer was killed during the hijacking of the Achille Lauro — and later became a character in a controversial opera. His daughters want people to know him in a different way.
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Now in tenth grade, Mulando is already planning how to negotiate her tuition for 11th grade. She's also trying to figure out how to get to medical school.
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Contemporary teenagers find themselves trapped inside a 1980s horror film in The Final Girls.
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The latest horror movie to send up horror movies finds a group of teenagers living in a retro world where the cliche of the one virgin left alive threatens to be the end of them.
Republican presidential candidate and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush talks to voters at the Scott County Republican Party's Ronald Reagan Dinner on Tuesday in Bettendorf, Iowa.
The former Florida governor has a household name, but the candidate knows he needs to introduce himself. "I've gotta tell the Jeb story," he said, "I've got to say who I am. I've gotta show my heart."
Retailers in Berkeley, Calif., are passing about 70 percent of the extra cost from the 1-cent-per-ounce tax on to consumers, a study finds.
Berkeley, Calif., passed a 1-cent-per-ounce tax on sugary beverages in 2014. Researchers say soda prices went up three months after it was implemented — a first step toward reducing consumption.
Facebook reveals new emojis it's testing to expand the iconic "Like" button. All Tech Considered welcomes a new host, who tries to explain her vision for the blog using Facebook's seven "Reactions."
The laws are intended to reduce inappropriate prescribing of powerful antipsychotics to children and teens in foster care. Public health nurses will monitor medical records.
Red leaves cover a patch of cracked river clay in Digne-les-Bains, France. (Oct. 13, 2004)
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British artist Andy Goldsworthy's sculptures melt and decay. "It's not about art," he says. "It's just about life, and the need to understand that a lot of things in life do not last."
When Dr. Boie Jalloh got the call to join the fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone, his friends told him he'd be crazy to sign on. It's a good thing he didn't listen.
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He's a doctor, an imam and a millennial. His ideas about fighting Ebola in Sierra Leone are part of the reason that, this week, the three countries at the center of the epidemic reported no new cases.
The SS United States ocean liner, currently docked in Philadelphia on Dec. 14, 2013. The SS United States is a luxury passenger liner built in 1952 for United States Lines designed to capture the trans-Atlantic speed record.
The ship's conservancy has retained a broker to explore the potential sale of "America's Flagship" to a responsible, U.S.-based metals recycler, if no investor comes forward by Oct. 31.
McCarthy shocked Washington by dropping out of the speaker's race on Thursday.
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To be nominated for speaker, Kevin McCarthy would have needed just a majority of House Republicans' votes, but getting through a vote with the full House would have been a much higher hurdle.
Kroto displays a model of his discovery in 1996: a soccer-ball shaped carbon molecule that spawned a new field of study, and could act as a tiny cage to transport other chemicals.
Harold Kroto shared a Nobel in 1996 for finding a new type of carbon molecule that ignited the field of nanotechnology. Find a passion where — with hard work — you can be the best, he advises.
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Bull trout are running out of time in Montana as their traditional waters heat up, biologists say. By moving more than a hundred fish to higher elevations, fisheries scientists hope to save the species by seeding a new population in waters that will stay cooler longer.
Bull trout are dwindling in Montana as their home-waters warm, and invasive fish devour them. Scooping up threatened fish and moving them higher up the mountain could backfire. Is the risk worth it?
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Mars' massive Mount Sharp may have formed billions of years ago as water carried sand and silt into the center of a large crater.
A new study suggests the Red Planet had some blue on it around 3.5 billion years ago.
Valerie Nethery's LilyEmme Jewelry is among the first artisanal stores to be featured on Handmade, Amazon's new marketplace.
Amazon will require that the goods be factory-free — a direct swipe at Etsy, which now allows artisans to work with manufacturers to increase their sales.
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If you are the firstborn, you probably got a lot more Mom time. Does that mean you're also going to need glasses?
Firstborns in Britain are more likely to be nearsighted, a finding that matches other studies. Maybe it's because parents are more likely to push studying than they do with subsequent kids.
Son Little's new album, Son Little, comes out Oct. 16.
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The inventive singer doesn't bother adhering to the iconography of vintage soul, preferring instead to point his path toward the future.
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Chef Paul Prudhomme posed in the kitchen of a convention center in Jerusalem in 1996. He and 12 other chefs prepared a 12-course kosher feast as part of Jerusalem 3,000 celebrations.
The internationally renowned chef sparked a cooking craze and inspired other New Orleans restaurateurs. He was 75.
A child is screened for leaked radiation from the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant in Japan's Fukushima prefecture on March 24, 2011.
The study claims rates of thyroid cancer are high for children who lived near the tsunami-crippled nuclear plant in Japan. But other scientists are skeptical of the findings.