Scientists are working on ways to train our brains away from deeply held prejudices — including hacking your subconscious while you sleep.
An effort to strip the group of federal funding, which failed in the Senate on Monday, was only the opening volley in a larger funding battle to play out in September.
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Sandra Bland's family announced Tuesday that they have filed a lawsuit in federal court in Houston.
The federal lawsuit accuses the Texas state trooper who arrested Bland of depriving her of her constitutional rights. Bland was found hanging in a jail cell three days later.
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Parents of children who are extremely finicky may find it useful to seek help, psychologists say, because some kids won't outgrow the behavior on their own. But don't make the table a battlefield.
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It may be August, but in the office it feels like January. And there's a mysterious man to blame.
Air conditioning standards are based on the needs of a 155-pound man. Researchers say it's time to admit that women don't need to be chilled as much and crank up the thermostat.
A product image provided by Aprecia Pharmaceuticals shows 750 mg and 1,000 mg Spritam tablets. The 3-D-printed pills have been approved by the FDA.
The company that makes Spritam says the pill, used to treat seizures, dissolves quickly, even at the highest doses.
Daniel Harmon, a veteran of the wars in both Afghanistan and Iraq, looks out the window of his room at the Hollywood Veterans Center in Los Angeles. The facility provides housing to homeless vets.
In 2009, then-Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki declared that all homeless veterans would have housing by 2015. New Orleans has made big strides, but in Los Angeles, the problem persists.
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Isis Wenger, an engineer at OneLogin, responded to critics and Internet pundits with a hashtag campaign that shows the diversity of tech.
After being surprised by online responses to her appearance in a recruiting ad, engineer Isis Wenger wanted to see if others felt like they didn't fit a "cookie-cutter mold."
If you were a tsetse fly, you would be irresistibly attracted to these blue flags.
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For some unknown reason, the insects that transmit sleeping sickness in sub-Saharan Africa are attracted to the color blue. So scientists think blue flytraps could help wipe out the disease for good.
"Anytime you're in the wild with a beautiful animal you're going to feel good," says Susan Casey, author of Voices in the Ocean: A Journey into the Wild and Haunting World of Dolphins
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In her new book, Voices in the Ocean, Susan Casey describes the life of dolphins and details some new threats the animals face, such as organized dolphin kills and man-made sounds in the ocean.
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Kermit the Frog and Gonzo return to television in ABC's The Muppets.
The new ABC series is a reality-style mockumentary about the behind-the-scenes happenings at Miss Piggy's late-night talk show. The producers and stars of the show discussed the new comedy at the Television Critics Association press tour.
Perot speaks at the U.S. Capitol in the spring after the 1992 election.
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In the annals of American politics, there have been some pretty quirky quests for the White House.
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Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn break down the components of their electro-folk sound and share songs by some of the artists who have inspired them.
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Each family will receive $93,750 apiece from a homeowner insurance policy that Nancy Lanza had on a Newtown, Conn., home she shared with her son Adam.
Sixteen families who sued the estate of shooter Adam Lanza's mother will receive nearly $94,000 apiece under the deal. The settlement still needs a judge's approval.
Final inspection of frozen blueberries at the Atlantic Blueberry Company.
In the past 10 years, the global blueberry crop has tripled. Yet the big, round commercial blueberry is a fairly recent innovation. It was created by breeders exactly 100 years ago, in New Jersey.
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A coal scraper machine works on a pile of coal at American Electric Power's Mountaineer coal power plant in 2009 in New Haven, W. Va. The state, in which coal mining is a major industry, is one party planning to sue the Environmental Protection Agency regarding new power plant regulations announced on Monday.
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President Obama's plan puts new limits on greenhouse gases. One legal expert says the rules are in for a long ride — with a final stop in the next couple of years at the Supreme Court.
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Fireworks explode behind a skiing sculpture to celebrate Beijing being chosen to host the 2022 Winter Olympics last week.
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Many online commenters say the song crosses the line between inspiration and imitation. Compare them yourself.
Yaupon growing in the wild in east Texas. This evergreen holly was once valuable to Native American tribes in the southeastern U.S., which made a brew from its caffeinated leaves.
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It's called yaupon. Native Americans once made a brew from its caffeinated leaves and traded them widely. With several companies now selling yaupon, it may be poised for a comeback.
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Women are the blood and backbone of Adrienne Celt's debut novel, and at the heart is Lulu, who's revisiting family stories and legends as she comes to terms with her daughter's birth and an old curse.