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Supreme Court saves Obamacare

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Obamacare has survived -- again.<p>In a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court saved the controversial health care law that will define President Barack Obama's administration for generations to come.<p>The ruling holds that the Affordable Care Act authorized federal tax credits for eligible …

Health Care

Why We Speak

An evolutionary biologist argues that humans started talking because they needed to negotiate.<p>Sometime around 120,000 years ago in the desert near Oued Djebbana, in what is modern-day northern Algeria, a human acquired some small seashells. The shells were from a species known as <i>Nassarius</i> …

The women whom science forgot

<b>A quick web search for the world's most famous scientists lists, among others, Galileo, Einstein, Newton, Darwin, Stephen Hawking and Alexander Fleming.</b><p>One of the few women to receive a mention is Marie Curie, a physicist and chemist who basically discovered radiation and helped apply it in the …

Obama's Plan to Save the Monarch Butterflies' Epic Migration

Earlier this week, amid negotiating major trade deals and joining Twitter, Obama put forth a major infrastructure project: a highway for monarch …

Biodiversity

Watch Part of a Film Commissioned by Vladimir Putin — About Himself

In 1992, as Vladimir Putin rose through the ranks of St. Petersburg’s government, he commissioned a film about himself called <i>Vlast</i>, a Russian word …

Russia

Lego — Silicon Valley entrepreneur's building block to technical innovation

When not disrupting an industry, growing his company or pitching prospective clients, Shubham Banerjee can be found meeting his board, brainstorming with engineers or knocking on the doors of venture capitalists. Such is the life of a Silicon Valley entrepreneur.<p>He is 13 years old.<p>“Yes, I started …

Silicon Valley

Is arrhythmia at the heart of Beethoven's music?

Whether or not music stirs inside, each of us bears a living metronome at our core. It may tick at 40 or 100 beats per minute, in three-quarter time or in six-eight, erratically or like a Swiss clock. The human heart quietly marks the rhythm of our lives.<p>A new study focusing on the music of Ludwig …

Flute

Flexible Spinal Implants Put Paralyzed Rats Back on Their Feet

Health

Our Dreaming World

Dreaming is a fundamental, seemingly timeless part of the human experience. For many thousands of years, humans have contemplated, theorized about, and given meaning to dreams. Ancient cultures paid great attention to dreams. Among diverse ancient cultures, dreams took on many forms of meaning and …