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Last Build Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2016 05:00:28 -0400

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Flawed Research Tool Leads To Faulty Medical Findings

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 05:00:28 -0400

Just as natural antibodies help your body find and fight microbial invaders, tailored research antibodies let scientists target and study cancer cells. But too many are poorly made, scientists say.

'Cup Noodles' Turns 45: A Closer Look At The Revolutionary Ramen Creation

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 04:48:00 -0400

Today instant ramen is consumed in at least 80 countries around the world and even considered popular currency in American prisons.

For Affirmative Action, Brazil Sets Up Controversial Boards To Determine Race

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 04:34:00 -0400

A quota system for public universities and government jobs was meant to increase the number of Afro-Brazilians. But it has been abused and now a committee will decide an applicant's race.

Seattle Swings Between Hounding The Homeless And Leaving Them Alone

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 04:30:00 -0400

As West Coast cities have seen a boom in homelessness, some have declared emergencies. But debates have broken out over how much tolerance should be shown to illegal camps in public spaces.

When Mrs. Eisele Took Manhattan: Big City Failed To Awe Minnesota Journalist

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 23:09:00 -0400

In 1936, Country Home magazine sent its "rural correspondent of the year" Susan Eisele on a trip to NYC. With a 6-week-old in tow, she soaked up the city and hit it off with hard-bitten newspapermen.

The Day Shimon Peres Returned To His Boyhood Village

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 22:09:00 -0400

Like many founding fathers of Israel, he was born in Eastern Europe. After the Soviet Union collapsed, he returned in 1992 searching for his old family home.

California Eliminates Statute Of Limitations On Rape Cases

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 21:03:00 -0400

The bill is widely believed to be inspired by allegations against comedian Bill Cosby, after some of his accusers came forward long after the alleged sexual assaults took place.

Agnes Nixon, 'Queen Of Modern Daytime Drama,' Dies At 93

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 20:43:00 -0400

Soap opera pioneer Agnes Nixon created All My Children and One Life to Live. She was known for exploring challenging and taboo social issues through daytime television.

California Imposes Sweeping Sanctions On Wells Fargo Amid Scandal

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 19:06:00 -0400

California's state treasurer has announced he is suspending major parts of the state's business relationship with Wells Fargo because of a scandal involving unauthorized customer accounts.

Tech Giants Team Up To Tackle The Ethics Of Artificial Intelligence

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 18:15:00 -0400

Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and IBM form a group to set the first industrywide best practices for the technology already powering many applications, such as voice and image recognition.

What Meerkat Murder Tells Us About Human Violence

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:07:00 -0400

What is the most murderous mammal? A new study says it's the meerkat. But the study argues that over all of human history, humans are still more lethally violent than the average mammal.

Parents Speak Out, Say FBI Arrest Saved Son On Verge Of Joining ISIS

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:42:00 -0400

Parents of a young man who pleaded guilty to trying to join ISIS met with community leaders this week. They made the case for why parents should report their kids if they suspect them of radicalizing.

Coins From The Roman Empire Are Found In Ruins Of Japanese Castle

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:34:00 -0400

The copper coins were found in 2013; X-ray analysis shows that they bear an image of Constantine the Great.

The U.S. Is Sending 600 More Troops To Iraq

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:28:00 -0400

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter says the increase, which brings the American total to about 5,000, anticipates a major operation to retake the Islamic State-held city of Mosul.

No, Donald Trump Didn't Win Post-Debate 'Polls'

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:06:00 -0400

The Internet surveys the GOP nominee frequently cites are unscientific and can be easily manipulated. Reputable scientific polls taken after the debate show Hillary Clinton was the clear winner.