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Youtube’s new app is designed to answer parents who have asked for more kid-friendly viewing options. Photo by Getty Images YouTube is launching a mobile app that delivers kid-friendly content. While children’s videos are already accessible on...
New research suggests that Indo-European languages emerged from a single common ancestor language spoken on the Russian steppes more than 5,500 years ago. Photo by Johan Klovsjö/Flickr Linguists have traced the roots of English, Hindi, Greek and...
For Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton, famous family members would play a role in 2016 runs. Bush photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images; Clinton photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Living in the shadows can be such a drag. But it’s demonstrably worse if...
Traffic on the 495 Beltway in the Washington, D.C.-metro area can get hairy during rush hour. Research indicates that women, especially with families, are disproportionately stressed from long commutes, which can affect their job prospects. Photo by...
“Selma” is nominated for best picture and best original song. Photo by Paramount Pictures. 1. The speeches in “Selma” aren’t Martin Luther King Jr.’s real words. RELATED LINKSQuiz: Match the critic’s snark to the Oscar-nominated film “...
Chief arts correspondent Jeffrey Brown on assignment in Timbuktu. Photo by Molly Raskin Chief arts correspondent Jeffrey Brown is writing from Mali, where he is reporting for his series “Culture at Risk,” exploring the problems and solutions to arts...