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Putting Power Tools In The Hands Of 5-Year-Olds

To move kids away from computer screens, a new wave of learning programs is emphasizing hands-on activities. Like building stuff.

NCAA Moves To Appeal Judge's Ruling On Compensating Athletes

Current and former students had sued on antitrust grounds over the commercial use of their names and images. The NCAA says it will appeal a path that has brought it success in the past.

More Questions Than Answers In Deadly Tony Stewart Crash

While NASCAR's Stewart has frequently raced in sprint car events over the years, the sideline events have given him trouble: a 2013 crash left another driver with a broken back.

When Applying For Federal Aid, 'Cross Your Fingers And Hope'

Students are taking out loans with little understanding of the consequences. The bewildering federal aid process doesn't help.

No Roads Lead To Iquitos But This Med Student Is Glad He Made The Trip

He came as part of a volunteer team. What he finds in this Peruvian city of half a million is that the common hernia can ruin a man's life and be easily fixed by a volunteer doctor.

Trial Of Alleged German Autobahn Shooter Begins

The suspect is accused of firing more than 700 shots at other vehicles on German highways over five years. A three-judge panel will determine if he should face attempted murder charges.

Israel, Hamas Agree To More Talks As Truce Appears To Hold

But the two sides appeared no closer to a settlement to end the fighting in the Gaza Strip that has left nearly 2,000 Palestinians, mostly civilians, and 67 Israelis, mostly soldiers, dead.

Where We Learn That Artificial Eyes Really Aren't Round At All

If you think that an artificial eye looks like a big glass marble, you're not alone. And you're wrong. We visit the people who made a prosthetic eye for a 5-year-old boy who lost an eye to cancer.

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