How Coke won the cola wars
The inspired Pepsi Challenge marketing campaign of the 1980s was my childhood introduction to one of the fundamentals of scientific inquiry: the double-blind experiment.
Defendants in slaying ride in parade, celebrate acquittal
Two men acquitted of murder charges in this central Pennsylvania town rode in a local parade Thursday night, tossing candy from the cab of a pickup truck adorned with large signs trumpeting their not-guilty verdict.
Waking up tired? Blame electricity
Our internal clocks are drifting out of sync, and indoor lighting may be to blame. A new study suggests that just a few days in the great outdoors puts us back in tune with the solar cycle, and reconnecting with the sun could make us less drowsy.
Hot Line: Even without a Cold War, the Washington-Moscow link is still up
At 7:15 on the morning of June 5, 1967, Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara reached for a handset, one connected to a secure telephone line to a military switchboard at the White House. He asked the operator to ring the Air Force sergeant on duty outside President Lyndon Johnson's bedroom.
Frantic search for 11 abandoned sick puppies
Police and residents of Plattsburgh, N.Y., are frantically trying to locate 11 sick puppies, among 24 abandoned in the woods by a pet store five days ago. Thirteen of the dogs were found over the weekend.
VIDEO: FBI re-opens 1964 stolen baby case
An investigation into a stolen baby has been re-opened after DNA evidence showed someone else's child was returned to the missing infant’s parents nearly 50 years ago.
Sick mouths may play a role in other diseases
Bacteria-laden mouths and bleeding gums are giving medical researchers plenty to think about.
Turns out gum disease is associated with a greater risk of developing diabetes, heart disease and even pregnancy complications.
Tree poses for saplings: Kid-friendly yoga, cardio and strength exercises
The challenge was to lead a presentation on kids' fitness. The result was a new organization that brings health and fitness professionals out into the community, including to after-school programs.
VIDEO: Daredevil jumps from plane while in locked coffin
A man escaped from handcuffs, chains and a box he described as a coffin, all while falling to earth from a plane.
Life beyond 100: Americans divided about extending human lifespan
Even as new research is making "radical life extension" — living well past 100 — sound more plausible and less like science-fiction, a new poll shows Americans sharply divided on a potential reshaping of mortality.
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