"All of the books in the world contain no more information than is broadcast as video in a single large American city in a single year. Not all bits have equal value."
—Carl Sagan (b. 1934) American astronomer noted for research for extraterrestrial life
- Ebola Vaccine Could Start Testing In Africa By January Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:08:41 -0400
- The World Health Organization says two vaccine candidates now undergoing small-scale tests of dosage and safety in people might be ready for broader deployment in Africa by early 2015.
- In More Cities, That Doggie In The Window Is Not For Sale Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:30:00 -0400
- Almost 50 U.S. cities and towns have banned pet stores from selling puppies. The laws are aimed at cracking down on substandard, large-scale breeders, but many store owners say the bans are unfair.
- For Healthy Liberians, Life Continues — With Some Adjustments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:51:00 -0400
- The million-plus healthy residents of Liberia's capital, Monrovia, are doing their best to maintain their lives in a city where Ebola has killed more than 1,300.
- Partisan Divide Over Voting Rights Has Intensified In Obama Era Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:27:11 -0400
- Since his early days in politics, President Obama has championed the cause of expanding access to the ballot box. But that cause is facing growing resistance, in the guise of preventing "voter fraud."
- In Silicon Valley, Paying For Access To Peace Of Mind Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:27:11 -0400
- The San Francisco area is the home to the high-tech sector and has a history of embracing Eastern spirituality. Now the two meet in the yoga and meditation classes popular with the local tech workers.
- Don't Let History Of Kansas City Royals' Name Steer You Wrong Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:27:11 -0400
- What's in a name? Bob Peterson President and CEO of the American Royal tells Robert Siegel where the local baseball team got their name and why the main event this week is not at Kauffman Stadium.
- World Series A Matchup Of Two Post-Season Upstarts Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:27:11 -0400
- Game one of the World Series begins tonight between the San Francisco Giants and the Kansas City Royals. Relief pitching and scrappy play by both teams are expected to make the series close.
- Obama Has To Balance His Base Without Hurting Dems In Red States Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:27:00 -0400
- If Democrats have a chance of hanging onto Senate seats in southern states, they need to do well with African American voters. But for President Obama, that creates a difficult balance between turning out the base and energizing GOP voters who don't like him.
- Duke Energy CEO: 'I Don't Think Of Myself As A Powerful Woman' Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:27:00 -0400
- Female executives are a rarity in the energy industry. But Lynn Good, CEO of Duke Energy, took the helm of the utility giant just as it was grappling with some very public challenges.
- From NFL To 'Scandal,' Whole Foods Buys TV Ads To Boost Its Brand Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:09:00 -0400
- A pioneer in selling organic, sustainable groceries, Whole Foods now finds itself beset by competitors. So it's launching its first national ad blitz to sell socially conscious consumers on its story.
- Hospitals Struggle To Beat Back Serious Infections Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:05:00 -0400
- About 75,000 patients a year die from infections they caught in the hospital. A Kaiser Health News analysis finds that nearly 700 hospitals across the nation have higher than expected infection rates.
- Who's Catching Your Cellphone Conversations? Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:39:00 -0400
- The police do it. The FBI does it. Could be, foreign governments do it. With the right equipment, people can hijack your cellphone calls and texts and listen in.
- Will A Sting, A Court Award And A Protest Help Stop Global Sex Trafficking? Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:23:00 -0400
- Stories of trafficking — including a sting using a "Walking Dead" actress — are making headlines. An expert talks about the practice, which victimizes millions around the world.
- American Freed After Months Of Detention In North Korea Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:13:00 -0400
- Jeffrey Fowle was arrested in June for allegedly leaving a Bible in his North Korean hotel room. Americans Matthew Miller and Kenneth Bae remain in custody.
- When The Economy Goes Down, Vasectomies Go Up Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:04:00 -0400
- It's well known that people are less eager to have children when the economy sours. And it looks like men got really serious about that during the Great Recession.