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Science Jul 24Meet three scientists behind the Pluto mission
Shortly after the July 14 flyby of Pluto and its moons, we spoke with three members of the New Horizons mission team: Alice Bowman, the mission operations manager, and Cathy Olkin and Kimberly Ennico-Smith, deputy project scientists. New Horizons…
Nation Jul 21More children are in poverty today than before the Great Recession
Today, 22 percent of children live in poverty, up from 18 percent in 2008.
Health Jul 15Long-term care costs vary greatly by state and type
It's not a surprise that long-term care can be expensive, but the cost differences based on location, level of care and comfort are staggering, according to recent reports.
Nation Jun 30Is the secret of happiness contained in this Danish word?
Denmark ranks extremely high in work-life balance. Understanding the Danish concept of “hygge” may explain why. Park at sunset in Copenhagen, Denmark. One of the most commonly-used words in Denmark has no English translation. “Hygge,” pronounced hoo-ga, is…
Nation May 29The U.S. military plans to use this small island for target practice
The Pentagon plans to turn a small, volcanic island in the Pacific Ocean into a live-fire training ground for the U.S. military, although the residents of nearby islands object.
Nation May 24How many Americans have died in U.S. wars?
Nearly 500,000 military personnel died during the U.S. Civil War. That’s almost half of all Americans who have ever died during wartime, and more than a hundred times more than died during the American Revolution, according to the latest…