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In This School, Class Is A Workshop And Experiments Are Mandatory

An innovative approach to learning amid turmoil in the Philadelphia School District.

On Immigration, America's Concerns Are Fiery But Fleeting

In a recent Gallup poll, most named immigration the biggest problem confronting the nation. But past periods of heightened worries have been brief and haven't brought about solutions.

How A Tiny Fly's Ears Could Help You Hear Better

The Ormia ochracea fly has sophisticated little ears it can locate crickets by calculating their chirps. Those super-ears are inspiring the next generation of microphones for human hearing aids.

Obama's Health Care Law Has A Confusing Day In Court

One U.S. appeals court panel tossed out federal subsidies for low-income insurance buyers, while another three-judge panel affirmed them. The issue has the potential to gut the health care overhaul.

Pop Quiz: 20 Percent Chance Of Rain. Do You Need An Umbrella?

What does a 20 percent chance of rain or snow actually mean? Interpreting probabilities in forecasts can be hard even for mathematicians and meteorologists never mind the average person.

As High School Lacrosse Surges In Popularity, So Does Injury Focus

Kids who play lacrosse will tell you there's a lot of action. Now, there's an analysis of injuries sustained by high school lacrosse players that quantifies the risks.

Tree Planted To Honor Beatle Is Killed By Beetles

A pine tree planted in Los Angeles in memory of George Harrison is one of several brought down in Griffith Park by an infestation.

University Would Study Health Issues In Polluted New York Town

A plant in Tonawanda heats coal into material for the iron and steel industries, releasing toxic chemicals into the air. Residents have long blamed the pollution for several health problems.

Don't Pop That Bubble Wrap! Scientists Turn Trash Into Test Tubes

Researchers have stumbled on an ingenious idea: Use bubble wrap as a cheap test tube and petri dish. They've even run tests on blood that's sitting inside the poppable packaging. So how does it work?

9/11 Commission Issues An Update On Anniversary Of Report

Saying that the world has changed "dramatically," the report's authors write that al-Qaida groups have spread, and the threat for cyberterrorism has grown.

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