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Laura Ingalls Wilder entertained generations of children with her "Little Ho...
Wilder's memoir reveals that she witnessed more violence than you'd ever know from her children's books. The South Dakota State Historical Society can barely keep up with demand for the autobiography.
A woman sits inside a bomb shelter in Donetsk on Wednesday. Some local resid...
The eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk has been under siege and subject to artillery and rocket attacks for months — residents are living in stressful conditions and the separatist militia is jumpy.
Emily Neblett, a patient at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital in Nas...
At a children's hospital in Nashville, Tenn., a mobile maker space allows patients to share materials and tools to build new things, while also teaching them about math and science.
A bill proposing tighter security on the Southern border has provoked a backlash from some South Texas leaders. They say the measures may hurt trade with Mexico, the state's largest trading partner.
Nobel Prize-winning physicist Charles Townes was single-minded about a lot o...
Physicist Charles Townes died Tuesday. He was a key inventor of the laser and won the Nobel Prize for his discovery in 1964. But his career didn't end there.
Dr. Frances Jensen is a professor and chair of the Department of Neurology a...
New research shows that teenagers' brains aren't fully insulated, so the signals travel slowly when they need to make decisions. Neuroscientist Frances Jensen, who wrote The Teenage Brain, explains.