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At Niger's School For Husbands, The Lesson Is 'Space Your Children'

Its birthrate is the world's highest: seven kids per woman. There's not enough fertile land to feed everyone. So Niger is telling its men that a big family is not the only way to be a Big Man.

Iraq Update: France Will Arm Kurds; More Refugees Leave Mountain

France says it will deliver weapons to Iraq's Kurds "in the coming hours," moving quickly after the European Union voted to allow such operations.

Gaza's Casualties Of War Include Its Historic Mosques

More than 40 mosques in the Gaza Strip were destroyed or damaged in the recent fighting.

Biologists Choose Sides In Safety Debate Over Lab-Made Pathogens

The debate about whether it's OK to engineer and study microbes that could prompt a human pandemic has reignited. Each side now has a website and its own list of Nobelists and superstar supporters.

Many Women Leave Engineering, Blame The Work Culture

From the aerospace sector to Silicon Valley, engineering has a retention problem: Close to 40 percent of women with engineering degrees either leave the profession or never enter the field.

Iraqi Helicopter Goes Down, But Rescue Effort Has More On The Way

Iraqi military helicopters have been bringing food and water to Yazidi refugees trapped in the mountains near the Iraqi city of Sinjar, also at times even evacuating people off the mountain.

The Ethical Issues In Using An Experimental Ebola Drug

The World Health Organization approved the use of an experimental Ebola drug. Now come the hard questions: Who gets a drug that is in scarce supply and how is its effectiveness determined?

Unlocking France's Secrets To Safer Raw Milk Cheese

A British cheesemonger wants to translate a French guide to raw milk microbiology into English. She says it has the potential to revolutionize our approach to cheese flavor and safety.

The Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks Overnight

The best time to see the shower, which comes every August, is between 3 and 4 a.m. in your local time zone.

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