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Photo by Flickr user Andy Melton Finnish-based mobile technology giant Nokia and researchers at Queen Mary University of London are dreaming up a way to turn ambient noise into a power source for the cellphones of tomorrow. In a press release...
MONROVIA, LIBERIA – AUGUST 16: A family (C), leaves an Ebola isolation center after a mob forced open the gates of the facility in the West Point slum on August 16, 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia. A crowd of several hundred people, chanting,...
Listen to Dan Chiasson read “The Flume” from his new collection “Bicentennial.” The Flume Here we go up again, up again, the mountain The men who have assembled it for years Assembled yesterday, so that you and I Headed who...
The sooner kids stop counting on their fingers, the better they are at math later in life. Researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine found that when kids begin processing mental math, the brain reorganizes itself to use its short-term...
Venom from scorpions has been found to be effective in fighting cancerous tumors. Photo by Wikimedia user JAdams1776 When honeybees and scorpions sting, it is usually an act of defense — a painful one at that, thanks to the venom injected...
PBS NewsHour will live stream the statement at 4 p.m. EDT in the player above. WASHINGTON — Taking a two-day break from summer vacation, President Barack Obama met with top advisers at the White House Monday to review developments in Iraq and in...