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  • Lime costs squeeze margarita makers before Cinco de Mayo

    The most expensive ingredient in the margaritas here at Adobo Grill isn't the tequila. It's the lime.

    May 4, 2014

  • White House report calls for campus violence surveys by 2016

    A White House task force called for U.S. colleges to conduct mandatory surveys to reveal the frequency of sexual assault on their campuses and student attitudes toward such misconduct.

    April 30, 2014

  • aewnqlrtakrlczqr9m8o.jpg Firstborn girls are statistically more likely to run the world

    There's a hunger in psychology for birth-order effects — prophecies about personality that originate in whether your siblings are older or younger than you. At least when it comes to academic achievement, the mythical yeti of family psych has been bagged and examined — call your older sister.

    April 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • internet-explorer-10.jpg Another reason to quit Internet Explorer

    Over the weekend Microsoft posted a security advisory about a vulnerability that affects all versions of Internet Explorer from 6 to 11. Together, these versions comprise more than 56 percent of Internet browser market share. That's a lot of copies of vulnerable browsers.

    April 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Screen Shot 2014-04-28 at 11.24.06 AM.png VIDEO: Aerial view of Arkansas tornado damage

    Video taken from a drone flyover just south of Mayflower, Arkansas shows the extent of damage from a tornado that touched down Sunday evening.

    April 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Netflix cracks cable market in deals with 3 providers

    Netflix Inc. has signed deals with three U.S. pay-TV operators, putting the video-streaming service on an equal footing with traditional cable networks like HBO for the first time in the domestic market.

    April 28, 2014

  • Celebrity quack moms are a terrible influence on everyday parents

    On April 15, the actress Alicia Silverstone released a book called "The Kind Mama: A Simple Guide to Supercharged Fertility, a Radiant Pregnancy, a Sweeter Birth, and a Healthier, More Beautiful Beginning." It's chock-full of attachment parenting lessons and dangerous misinformation.

    April 27, 2014

  • A 'wearable robot' helps her walk again

    Science is about facts, numbers, laws and formulas. To be really good at it, you need to spend a lot of time in school. But science is also about something more: dreaming big and helping people.

    April 26, 2014

  • Cats outsmart the researchers

    I knew a lot had been written about dogs, and I assumed there must be at least a handful of studies on cats. But after weeks of scouring the scientific world for someone - anyone - who studied how cats think, all I was left with was this statement, laughed over the phone to me by one of the world's top animal cognition experts, a Hungarian scientist named Ádám Miklósi.

    April 25, 2014

  • American sunscreens need an upgrade

    The last time a new sunscreen ingredient came on the U.S. market, the Y2K bug was threatening to destroy our way of life. Intel had just introduced the Pentium III processor, featuring an amazing 500 MHz of computing power.

    April 24, 2014

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