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What Can Stop Kids From Dropping Out

HILLARY CLINTON and Bernie Sanders have both trumpeted their proposals to expand college access and reduce student debt, but an even bigger problem is going ignored, at least by politicians: college dropouts.<p>The statistics are jaw-dropping. Only 53 percent of college freshmen earn a bachelor’s …

College & University

Drinking Wine Before Bed Could Help You Lose Weight, Says Science

The best way to fight night cheese pounds? Night wine.<p>File this under <i>too good to be true</i>: Two recent studies suggest that drinking wine could help …

Weight Loss

How Scientists Misread The Threat Of Zika Virus

The world wasn't prepared for Zika to fly across continents in the span of a few months. In 2015, when the virus began rapidly spreading across the Americas, health workers were surprised, and researchers were caught flat-footed when it came time to provide information to protecting the public's …

Public Health

Record number of NASA astronaut applications

More than 18,300 people applied to join NASA’s 2017 astronaut class – almost three times the number received in 2012.<p>NASA announced today (February …

Space Science

Hoverboards Are Unsafe, U.S. Government Agency Says

They were one of the hottest-selling items of the holiday season, but Friday the head of the Consumer Product Safety Commission says no hoverboard …