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A new study looks at the science of screams. Photo by Tara Moore/via Getty Images. The human scream triggers a range of emotions. It’s one of the few primal responses we share with other animals. Few sounds rank as powerful as the first cry of...
The White House has leveled a veto threat against Republican-led efforts to limit national mandates and enhance local control of education in an overhaul of “No Child Left Behind.” (Photo by Nikki Kahn/The Washington Post) WASHINGTON —...
The jury in the Aurora, Colorado, movie theater shooting trial has reached a decision about James Holmes’ fate and will announce their verdict at 6 p.m. EDT, according to media reports. BREAKING: Jurors in Colorado movie massacre trial have...
In Chattanooga, Tennessee, Mayor Andy Berke has confirmed that five are dead in a shooting at two military facilities in Tennessee – four marines and the suspected shooter.Four marines and the suspected shooter – identified as Muhammad Youssef...
A controversial, but cheap climate change solution of last resort has emerged known as “solar radiation management.” Photo by Digital Vision/via Getty Images. Editor’s Note: 2014 was officially the hottest year on record. Since 2000, the world has...
Graphic by Kaiser Health NewsThe federal government released on Thursday a new five-star rating system for home health agencies, hoping to bring clarity to a fast-growing but fragmented corner of the medical industry where it’s often difficult to...