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Painful Virus Sweeps Central America, Gains A Toehold In U.S.

Most of us will remember 2014 as the year Ebola came to the U.S. But another virus made its debut in the Western Hemisphere. And unlike Ebola, it's not leaving anytime soon.<p>The virus is called chikungunya: You pronounce it a bit like "chicken-goon-ya."<p>Although the illness is rarely fatal, it's by …

40+ Christmas Wreaths to Get You in the Holiday Spirit

Deck the halls, doors and everywhere else.<p>A little Christmas crafting goes a long way. Start now and you'll have a holiday wreath for every door in your house.

11 really cool space missions

It's hard to top the tricky, first-ever landing on a comet, broadcast live on the Internet.<p>That's what space lovers and other curious types got on Wednesday, when the European Space Agency's probe Philae touched down on Comet 67P.<p>It was high drama that continued into the afternoon as questions …

Sign the Petition

Earlier this month The University of Kansas made national news after it came to light that campus officials decided community service was too harsh …

Anti-Rape Activists Tell Prospective Students To Stay Away From The University Of Kansas

Students at the University of Kansas have a serious message for any high schoolers who may be considering joining them on campus: Think twice about …

University Of Kansas Considered Community Service Too 'Punitive' For Rape Punishment

On the night of Oct. 18, 2013, a few blocks from the University of Kansas campus in Lawrence, Kansas, underage students put back vodka shots at a "Stars and Stripes"-themed party hosted by the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. One of the students was a young woman, a freshman from out of state who after …

University Of Iowa Makes It Clear Rapists Will Be Removed From Campus

The University of Iowa made it clear last week to students that anyone found responsible for sexually assaulting someone will be suspended, at a minimum.<p>UI President Sally Mason unveiled a six-point plan in February to address sexual assault with cracking down on offenders being the top priority. …

Students Demand University Of Kansas Stop Calling Rape 'Nonconsensual Sex'

A group of University of Kansas students on Tuesday demanded that the school toughen punishments for students found guilty of sexual assault and stop referring to rape as "nonconsensual sex."<p>The demands by the group of 50 students that calls itself September Siblings are included in a petition that …

GPS is Tracking West’s Vanishing Water, Scientists Surprised to Learn

Scientists discover that GPS can measure how much water has disappeared from the West. It’s a bucketload.<p>Throughout the western United States, a network of Global Positioning System (GPS) stations has been monitoring tiny movements in the Earth's crust, collecting data that can warn of developing …

Genetically modified flies 'could save crops'

<b>A type of genetically engineered fly which eventually kills itself off could be an effective method of pest control, according to new research.</b><p>These male mutant flies have a lethal gene which interrupts female development.<p>They were trialled in a greenhouse resulting in "population collapse".<p>If …

Google's Company That Wants To Cure Death Now Has Its Own Website

Calico, the company Google launched in September to try to cure death by tackling aging and illness, now has an official website (hat-tip to SFGate, where we first saw the news).<p>When Google CEO Larry Page first announced the new lab, he didn't give much of a roadmap for how Calico would work on …