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Nation Dec 10Nearly 100 more school shootings since Sandy Hook, report says
Schools in the United States have seen almost one school shooting a week since Dec. 15, 2012, when Adam Lanza opened fire at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut, according to a new report.
Education Dec 01Google’s Chromebook wins over classrooms; ousts Apple’s iPad
Google has ousted Apple as the leading supplier of educational devices to schools, pushing Apple's popular iPad tablet into second place.
Science Nov 12Speaking two languages is better for your brain than Sudoku
The mental workout of constantly balancing two competing vocabularies makes it easier for bilinguals to process information, according to a new study published in Brain and Language on Wednesday.
Arts Nov 11Cosby family aims to inspire Smithsonian visitors with their African-American art collection
Camille and Bill Cosby's own collection, one of the world's preeminent private collections of African-American art, is on display as of Nov 9 at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art.
Poetry Nov 10Weekly Poem: Derrick Brown heals a horse and puts it to verse
When poet Derrick Brown moved from the city of Austin to more rural Elgin, Texas, he was searching for “a peaceful plot of land to hunker down.” The pastoral surroundings enabled Brown to slow down and regain his voice, spurring…
Education Nov 04Students’ excitement to run for office tempered by politics
PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs asked teens across the country for their reaction to an 18-year-old running for office and whether they could ever imagine themselves doing the same.
World Oct 29More than 2,000 Chinese students caught cheating on national pharmacist test
China was shaken earlier this month by an elaborate cheating scam, involving high tech methods and more than 2,000 pharmacy students.
Nation Oct 20Ahead of World Series, San Francisco radio bans song ‘Royals’
San Francisco radio stations KOIT-FM and KFOG-FM have pledged to remove the signature chart-topping song "Royals" from their airwaves until the end of Major League Baseball's World Series.
Science Oct 15Study of extinct Australian primate: These roos were ‘made’ for walking
Around 100,000 years ago, the diversity of large kangaroo species went beyond the grey or red mammal you are most familiar with today. A study released Wednesday in Plos One journal examined the extinct Sthenurine kangaroo family, which researchers…
Nation Oct 14Still no foie gras for Californians, SCOTUS says
The French delicacy, made commercially from the livers of force-fed ducks, has long been the subject of debate by animal welfare organizations. In order to grow the organ beyond normal size, animals are force fed through a metal tube several…