This year's Nobel Prize in physics went to scientists who invented the blue light-emitting diode. Paired with solar power, the energy-efficient LED is bringing affordable light to places off the grid.
At a sentencing hearing for Oscar Pistorius, a court-appointed prison social worker says the South African athlete's punishment for culpable homicide should include three years of house arrest.
The city is the latest to honor Native Americans instead of Christopher Columbus. But not everyone is happy about the change.
The Nobel committee said Jean Tirole has helped to reshape regulators' policies with his idea that the same rules have different effects good and bad in different industries.
The remains of several thousand U.S. soldiers who died in the Korean War are "left here and there uncared and carried away en masse," a North Korean military spokesman said Monday.
When blood flows over an artificial surface, whether it's an implanted pacemaker or tubing for a dialysis machine, there's an increased risk that a dangerous clot will form.
Sophie Blackall, illustrator of the best-selling Ivy and Bean books, has enlisted her heroines in the effort to eradicate measles. They decide that a shot is more practical than moving to the moon.
As part of our series on the education revolution underway in the Crescent City, we profile a new, independent arts-centered charter that's struggling to put down roots.
Incumbent Republican Gov. Rick Scott is facing off with former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist who's now running as a Democrat. The race is close, expensive and nasty, with a deluge of attack ads.