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Abortion clinics in the US are closing faster than ever — here's why

Next week, the Supreme Court will examine the legality of some of those laws, known collectively as Targeted Regulation of Abortion Provider laws, or TRAP laws.<p>In Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt, the Court will examine if laws that make abortions more difficult to attain are unconstitutional …

What We Learned From the Fourth Presidential Debate

Here’s what we learned from the fourth Republican presidential debate, which was held in Milwaukee and hosted by Fox Business Network and the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday.<p><b>1. The candidates lagging behind in polls are ready to attack</b><p>In the first three debates, the confrontations were often between …

Horrors of one-child policy leave deep scars in Chinese society

His wife was seven months pregnant with their second child when the group of people barged into his home and took her away. He followed them to the local hospital, where - against medical advice and despite his pleadings - they jammed a needle into her belly.<p>"They grabbed my wife's body like they …

Hunting for heartbeats: NASA technology rescues 4 quake survivors in Nepal

Four men were rescued from damaged buildings in Nepal with help from<p>NASAtechnology that detects people’s heartbeats, officials said Friday.<p>A radar detector known as Finder, or Finding Individuals for Disaster and Emergency Response, was able to locate two survivors in a collapsed textile factory …

More Than Half Of American Public Schoolchildren Now Live In Poverty: Study

For the first time, more than half of U.S. public school students live in low-income households, according to a new analysis from the Southern Education Foundation.<p>Overall, 51 percent of U.S. schoolchildren came from low-income households in 2013, according to the foundation, which analyzed data …

True Or False? Free And Reduced-Price Lunch = Poor

In the education world, you see this phrase all the time: "free and reduced-price lunch." <i>What's the percentage at a given school?</i> <i>In a given district or state?</i><p>It's not necessarily out of concern about who's getting fed. Instead, it's most often used to talk about concentrations of poverty and how …

In the shadow of Apple and Google, Silicon Valley’s forgotten poor find an unlikely hero

Greg Gopman once branded San Francisco’s homeless as “degenerates”, “trash” and “hyenas”, a tirade that personified Silicon Valley’s perceived callousness to the less fortunate, but as dusk seeped across the city last week – and the sidewalk-dwellers who so angered him huddled deeper into blankets, …

The wealthy are walling themselves off in cities increasingly segregated by class

Concentrated poverty is one of the biggest problems facing cities today, as more of the urban poor become isolated in neighborhoods where the people around them are poor, too. Growing economic segregation across cities, though, is also shaped by a parallel, even stronger force: concentrated …

#SaturdaySchool: Food Access and Food Justice

Anyone with a basic understanding of our hierarchy of needs realizes we cannot focus on much else if we don’t have our basic physical needs met. Food …

Thought-controlled planes are in our future

Why pilot a plane with your hands and feet when you can do it with your brain? Thought-controlled flight could be arriving soon, according to the EU-funded “BrainFlight” project.<p>A team of scientists from the Institute for Flight System Dynamics and the Berlin Institute of Technology says it …

8 Beauty Myths That Are Actually True

Get your facts straight to get even more gorgeous.<p><i>This article was repurposed with permission from Daily Makeover</i>.<p>We’re quick to write off most beauty myths as total fabrications—like that one about toothpaste causing chemical burns. But lo and behold, some of the craziest beauty-related "urban …

Want to lose weight? Try playing Tetris. No, really. - Seriously, Science?

By Seriously Science | May 5, 2014 6:00 am<p><i>Photo:flickr/andromache</i><p><i>If you’ve ever tried to lose weight, you probably know the evil that is the craving.</i> …

For the First Time, We Have a Detailed Model of the Universe

And its rendering stretches almost all the way back to the Big Bang.<p>It is, if you except the powers of human memory, the closest thing we have to a time machine.<p>Scientists have created the first realistic model of the universe, capable of recreating 13 billion years of cosmic evolution. The …

Stephen Hawking: physics would be 'more interesting' if Higgs boson hadn't been found

Physics would have been "far more interesting" if scientists had been unable to find the Higgs boson at the Large Hadron Collider in Cern, according to Stephen Hawking.<p>The cosmologist was speaking at an event to mark the launch of a new exhibit about the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the Science …

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47 Pie Recipes for Every Season

From classic apple to blueberry—we've got a pie for every season.<p>No matter what the season, pie is one of our favorite desserts. There's not much you can't put into a flaky, buttery crust. From fruity fillings piled high (high pie!) with meringue to rich, velvety chocolate delights, here are our …