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The book Barbie: I Can Be A Computer Engineer was originally published in 20...
Women in the technology field have faced all manner of insults, including, most recently, GamerGate, which highlighted sexism and harassment in video game culture. This week, another insult — from a...
Galindo's "zapatello" uses gears and cranks to hit a shoe and glove on a dru...
Depictions of the U.S.-Mexico border often show a fence, and desolation on either side.But the nearly 2,000-mile stretch of land is far from empty — among other things, it holds lost possessions....
Jeff Bridges and his band The Abiders perform in concert at the Paramount in...
Actor Jeff Bridges may have revealed his musical talent in a movie — as Bad Blake, the fading country singer in Crazy Heart — but music is more than just a side gig for him.Bridges says he's always...
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Joel Bowman, 66, rides his e-bike six miles daily to his job at Emory Univer...
For Joel Bowman, decades of bike commuting started feeling like hard work. So the 66-year-old Atlanta resident recently switched to an electric bicycle and now when he rides Bowman feels like the...
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Women and children wait in the recovery area at the Hastings Ebola Treatment...
One reason the Ebola virus is so terrifying is that it's so lethal. Researchers estimate that the strain circulating in West Africa is killing upward of 70 percent of those it infects. Even among...