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Scientists have found the on and off switches in the brains of mice that trigger thirst. Using light, they were able to stop dehydrated mice from drinking and make well-hydrated mice consume water anyway. Photo by Flickr user Didriks Thirsty?...
The US flag flies above the Camp Delta maximum security area in December 2006 on the US Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Image by Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty ImagesFORT MEADE, Md. — Some female soldiers at the Guantanamo Bay prison have filed...
Listen to Saskia Hamilton read her poem “Once” from her new collection, “Corridor.” Once                   In the night, the bed was as long as the hours, the...
WASHINGTON — Solid economic growth will help the federal budget deficit shrink this year to its lowest level since President Barack Obama took office, according to congressional estimates released Monday. The Congressional Budget Office says the...
Malaysia Airlines’ website was hacked earlier Monday. Photo by Adrian Pingstone For a few hours on Monday, visitors to MalaysiaAirlines.com were unable to purchase airline tickets or access schedules. Instead, the airline’s website showed a...
India recently blocked 32 websites from users within the country in what the government officials call efforts to prevent terrorist groups from recruiting new members. Civil liberties advocates, however, say this action amounted to censorship and...