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Robert Siegel talks to Steven Chercover, a research analyst who studies the paper and forest industries, about the trend of shrinking toilet paper rolls. The old standard square sheet of 4.5 inches...
Nobel Prize-winning physicist Charles Townes was single-minded about a lot o...
Charles Townes, a physicist who won the Nobel Prize for his part in the invention of the laser died Tuesday at 99.Townes is best remembered for thinking up the basic principles of the laser while...
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Emily Neblett, a patient at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital in Nas...
All around the country, computer hackers, artists, and other do-it-yourselfers are meeting up in "maker spaces," to share tools and build cool stuff together, such as robots or musical instruments....
A woman sits inside a bomb shelter in Donetsk on Wednesday. Some local resid...
As war rages in eastern Ukraine, European Union foreign ministers are preparing to meet Thursday to consider drastic new sanctions against Russia.The EU and the United States say Moscow's troops and...
Laura Ingalls Wilder entertained generations of children with her "Little Ho...
In 2014, the South Dakota State Historical Society published the annotated autobiography of Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of the "Little House" books. Her memoir, titled Pioneer Girl, sold like...
A couple of male, genetically modified Aedes aegypti mosquitoes take flight....
The FDA is considering whether to approve the experimental use of genetically modified mosquitoes in the Florida Keys to help stop the spread of dengue fever and other diseases. Mosquito control...
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