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Breast Cancer Patients Seek More Control Over Research Agenda

Tired of waiting for a cure for breast cancer, a coalition of activists now leans hard on Congress to steer money to particular research projects. Critics say that approach may miss promising leads.

'A' Is For Apps: Teachers Share Top Digital Tools Of The Trade

From helping students be on their best behavior to taking history lessons to the Twitterverse, teachers are using a range of apps many of them free to harness mobile technology in the classroom.

Colleges Brainstorm Ways To Cut Back On Binge Drinking

With 40 percent of college students binge drinking, efforts to get students to drink less may seem futile. But something as simple as encouraging beer stores to quit selling ping-pong balls can help.

BP Lawyers Use Old-School Trick; Judge Not Amused

A legal filing tied to the company's Gulf oil spill case was supposed to have been capped at 35 pages. But lawyers for BP got a little creative with the spacing.

Thanks To Nutella, The World Needs More Hazelnuts

Nutella, launched 50 years ago, has turned into a global phenomenon, boosting demand for hazelnuts. Now producers are looking beyond Turkey's north coast, where most of these nuts are grown.

Edible Packaging? Retailers Not Quite Ready To Ditch The Wrapper

To reduce waste, some enterprising companies are trying to roll out products that make the package part of the snack edible packaging. But selling it to the retail market is trickier than it seems.

Americans' Waistlines Are Expanding, And That's Not Good Fat

Are you more an apple or a pear? If it's the former, you've got company. Americans' waistlines are growing, even though obesity rates have plateaued. And more belly fat increases health risks.

More Birthdays For Kids Under 5 Around The World

The number of deaths of children under 5 has dropped by 49 percent since 1990. There are many reasons why, from better vaccines and health workers to "kangaroo mother care."

Odile Leaves Wreckage In Mexico And Threatens Flooding In U.S.

Hurricane Odile is now a tropical storm, but it has heavy rainfall and power outages to the Baja Peninsula and surrounding areas. It could also bring new flooding to Tucson and nearby areas.

The NPR Ed Mailbag: Alternative Teacher Certification

Our readers had strong feelings, pro and con, on the many ways for teachers to enter the profession.

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