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  • News of the Weird: Norway's Battle Against Chaos

    News of the Weird: Norway's Battle Against Chaos
    Norwegian public television (NRK), which introduced the now-legendary continuous, live log-burning show (12 hours long, with “color commentary” on the historical and cultural importance of fire), scheduled a new program for this week in its...
  • For the paralyzed, brain power can control two virtual arms

    For the paralyzed, brain power can control two virtual arms
    For scientists building devices that would allow the paralyzed to interact with their environment (as well as those wishing to understand the workings of the brain), it's important to understand that using two virtual arms is a more complex proposition...
  • Okla. Sen. Inhofe's son killed in plane crash

    OKLAHOMA CITY — The son of U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe was killed in a weekend plane crash in northeast Oklahoma, the U.S. Secretary of Defense confirmed. Dr. Perry Inhofe, a 52-year-old orthopedic surgeon, died when the small plane he was piloting...
  • Duke, South Alabama on board for 2015 Orangewood LB Jimmy Martin

    Duke, South Alabama on board for 2015 Orangewood LB Jimmy Martin
    When Jimmy Martin visited Duke University last month as part of his summer tour of colleges, he was told he would likely receive a scholarship offer before the end of the summer. On Thursday, Blue Devils linebackers coach Jimmy Collins came through on...
  • Arron Afflalo's stellar start hasn't translated into All-Star votes

    Arron Afflalo's stellar start hasn't translated into All-Star votes
    Arron Afflalo is playing like an All-Star. But you wouldn't know it by looking at the most recent voting totals for the 2014 All-Star Game. Afflalo didn't crack the top 10 of Eastern Conference backcourt players in the latest balloting results,...
  • Afghanistan Center is her monument to her great love

    Afghanistan Center is her monument to her great love
    KABUL, Afghanistan — It was an extramarital affair that scandalized Kabul. It would also fuel a lifelong adventure and help create a legacy for Afghanistan. Author Nancy Hatch Dupree, eightysomething,┬árecently opened the Afghanistan Center at...
  • White House seeks to tighten gun background checks on mentally ill

    White House seeks to tighten gun background checks on mentally ill
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Friday unveiled two measures to bring more mental health records into the federal background check system for gun purchases, the first new proposals on firearms violence since a spate of gun control bills...
  • 'Pull-out method' tied to unintended pregnancies

    'Pull-out method' tied to unintended pregnancies
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Many young women use the "pull-out method" for birth control, and they tend to have more unintended pregnancies than other women, a new study suggests. Researchers compiling surveys from more than 2,000 women ages 15 to 24...
  • Healthy fats may prolong lives of those with prostate cancer

    Healthy fats may prolong lives of those with prostate cancer
    Men with early stage prostate cancer may live longer if they eat a diet rich in heart-healthy nuts, vegetable oils, seeds and avocados, researchers said. Their analysis of 4,577 men found those who reported eating vegetable fats were less likely to...
  • Heat player gives slam dunk lesson in hard work

    Heat player gives slam dunk lesson in hard work
    Earning straight A’s and just one B in high school is right on par with winning two NBA Championships, Miami Heat player Shane Battier told 250 students in Fort Lauderdale Monday. “That’s something I’m just as proud of,”...
  • Community: Glendale Panhellenic gives scholarships

    Community: Glendale Panhellenic gives scholarships
    The Glendale Area Alumnae Panhellenic is a nonprofit organization serving Glendale and surrounding areas with member volunteers from many of the 26 sororities recognized by the National Panhellenic Conference. Members raise money through a benefit...
  • New fertility information bears well for older women

    New fertility information bears well for older women
    I often joke that working in women's media for six years has made me way too aware about how one's fertility declines with age. My husband and I decided to start trying to conceive when I was 29, in part, because I knew, from all of the articles I'd...