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  • New Orleans does away with traditional public schools

    The second-graders paraded to the Dumpster in the rear parking lot, where they chucked boxes of old work sheets, notebooks and other detritus into the trash, emptying their school for good.

    May 30, 2014

  • Shots after shots: Oklahoma gun range can serve alcohol

    The city council in Oklahoma City has approved a liquor license request for a local gun range. The Wilshire Gun Range, expected to open later this spring, will serve food and alcohol in an on-site cafe. According to KOKH-TV the range's co-owner, there will be safeguards in place, including an ID scanning system that will ban guests from shooting after they've had a drink.

    May 30, 2014

  • 2010-Winter-Olympic-Games-001.jpg Nobody wants to host the Winter Olympics

    If we end up watching slopestyle from the Central Asia steppes in 2022, it will likely be because it's becoming clear that nobody in Europe wants to host these Olympics anymore. Publics may finally be getting wise to the fact that the long-term economic benefits of hosting mega-events like the Olympics or the World Cup are usually negligible at best.

    May 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Five myths about caffeine

    But how much do you know about the drug - and yes, it is a drug - you're consuming? Before downing one more gulp of your favorite stimulant, let go of some persistent, caffeinated myths.

    May 30, 2014

  • Your phone may not have the right to remain silent

    Big Brother would have loved your smartphone. It not only knows where you've been and who's in touch with you but also records your photos, texts, e-mails and social media exchanges. Linked to the cloud, it allows access to your entire digital lifespan, including financial and medical records.

    May 1, 2014

  • Lindley, Tom.jpg Big changes in NCAA will affect future of college sports

    In case you missed it, the NCAA officially cried "Uncle" last week and handled over certain  decision making authority to officials with the five major conferences – the ones with the true power, clout and deep pockets.

    May 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • aewnqlrtakrlczqr9m8o.jpg Firstborn girls are statistically more likely to run the world

    There's a hunger in psychology for birth-order effects — prophecies about personality that originate in whether your siblings are older or younger than you. At least when it comes to academic achievement, the mythical yeti of family psych has been bagged and examined — call your older sister.

    May 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • 20140424-AMX-COFFEE24.jpg Coffee growers' prayers for rain met with threat of deluge

    Brazil's drought made arabica coffee this year's best-performing commodity. Now, farmers are facing a downpour that is once more threatening crops.

    April 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • A 'wearable robot' helps her walk again

    Science is about facts, numbers, laws and formulas. To be really good at it, you need to spend a lot of time in school. But science is also about something more: dreaming big and helping people.

    April 25, 2014

  • Celebrity quack moms are a terrible influence on everyday parents

    On April 15, the actress Alicia Silverstone released a book called "The Kind Mama: A Simple Guide to Supercharged Fertility, a Radiant Pregnancy, a Sweeter Birth, and a Healthier, More Beautiful Beginning." It's chock-full of attachment parenting lessons and dangerous misinformation.

    April 25, 2014

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