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16 min ago | CBS Local
Sure, some little girls aren't all "sugar and spice and everything nice," but could they be the cause of their parents' divorce? If research done in recent years is any indication, the answer might appear to be yes - studies show that marriages that produce firstborn daughters are statistically more likely to end in divorce - but the real question ... (more)
2 hrs ago | Silicon Alley Insider
And Bill Gates is pressuring the 1% to sign a "Giving Pledge" vowing to give away a large portion of their wealth to charity.
5 hrs ago | Business Journal
Governor Pat McCrory signs the Energy Modernization Act of 2014 on June 4, at N.C. State University, Centennial Campus, which lifts the moratorium on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, a method to extract shale oil and gas from rock formations deep below the ground.
7 hrs ago | Medical News Today
In a cost-effectiveness analysis of commercial diet programs and pills, the Weight Watchers program and the drug Qsymia showed the best value for the money.
The human gut teems with bacteria, many of their species still unknown. They help us digest food and absorb nutrients, and they play a part in protecting our intestinal walls.
Duke University has hired as the new director of its $3 million Islamic Studies Center a controversial Iranian-American professor whose scholarship has come under fire for anti-Israel bias and who once used a picture of dead Jews in Nazi death camps to illustrate his writing on the Palestinians.
No one seemed to care that the first letter of "MERGE 25" needed to take a nap last night.
Ricky Gervais and Louis C.K. are both up for the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, but Gervais revealed on "Late Night" that there's another reason he has an issue with the "Louie" star.
For children growing up in poverty, the seeds of poor health in adulthood appear to be sown early.
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland, GA., announces the death of Mr. Michael Alan Tone, age 57, of Cleveland.
The U.S. economic recovery has been an uneven one. Overall, the recent numbers look great.
Judge Jim Hardin announced his decision Wednesday in the courtroom where Lovette is on trial for one of two murders he is accused of committing in 2008.
A replacement for the notorious "Duke lacrosse house" on North Buchanan Boulevard is due in the near future, judging from city permit filings.
Who would give up the Garden of Eden for an apple? According to Dan Ariely, a professor of psychology and behavioral economics at Duke University, we're all doing that sort of thing all the time.
Living creatures aren't the only things capable of evolution. Airplane designs are constantly evolving, too, a new study suggests.
One of the traditional arguments against Darwinian evolution has been that no one can confirm the process exists because it occurs on a time scale immensely greater than a human lifetime.
Updated: Fri Jul 25, 2014 09:28 am
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