Now researchers at the Universities of Dundee, Strathclyde, Georgia and Bristol say that not only does obesity affect a child's overall health, but it may also lead to poorer school performance among teenage girls.
In Washington, D.C. Tuesday, Hanford whistleblowers Donna Busche and Walt Tamosaitis weren’t allowed to speak before a Senate hearing.
Grant County officials and Native Americans are patrolling round the clock to keep sacred and sensitive sites protected on miles of exposed Columbia River shoreline.
The drawdown of water behind the damaged Wanapum Dam and the nearby Rock Island dam has exposed lots of rocky shoals. But new-found bones are churning up old questions.
Today's existential dilemmas sound different than yesteryear's, but they're made of the same stuff. Or so argues Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won't Go Away, by Rebecca Newberger Goldstein.
NPR's Martin Kaste filed this report for our Newscast unit:
"The military keeps hunger-striking detainees alive by forcing liquid food down their throats through a tube.
"Courts have refused to intervene, but lawyer Jon Eisenberg says he has new information that may change that.
"'They're speeding up the force-feeding process,' he said. 'And finally, we got numbers from one of these guys.
Although Ness is a legendary figure, some politicians are debating whether the headquarters of the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in Washington, D.C., should bear his name.
Eliot Ness began his career as a Prohibition agent in 1926. Four years later, he was the special agent in charge of going after Al Capone's bootlegging operation.
It's not going to last.
The company, DigitalGlobe, says it's working to fix the problem and aid the search for the airliner, which has now been missing for four days.
U.S. senators pulled an all-nighter Monday night to call attention to climate change. Democrats Brian Schatz of Hawaii and Barbara Boxer of California led the effort to shine light on the need for more curbs on carbon emissions.
Sen. Maria Cantwell and Sen. Patty Murray were both present for the event. Cantwell took the floor early Tuesday morning following more than 12 hours of testimony. She said the issue isn’t about the future; it’s about negative effects that industries here are already seeing.
Exactly three years have passed since a huge tsunami in March 2011 took thousands of lives in Japan and washed whole villages out to sea. Suspected tsunami debris started arriving on our shores the following December, but it's been less than feared.
Well, we've got the machines. Where's the revolution?
Getting closer, say researchers at Stanford University, who tested the technology on 12 people. But not quite ready for every doctor's office.
""We were witness to the birth of this idea, and now we feel like we have an unruly teenager on our hands," says Dr.
Ali Zeidan was replaced temporarily by the country's defense minister, Abdallah al-Thinni, parliamentary spokesman Omar Hmeidan said.
Reuters reports that Libya's navy opened fire on the tanker as it tried to leave Sidra, one of three ports that has been in the hands of sepa
A vicious little worm with an appetite for snails has made its European debut. And that has some scientists worried about the future of France's famed mollusk appetizer.
The New Guinea flatworm (Platydemus manokwari) is the lone worm on the Global Invasive Species Database's list of 100 of the world's most dangerous invaders.
"In this day and age, having no ability to pinpoint these aircraft is really not acceptable. We have technology to make it happen. We really need to do something ...