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Can a $1,000 blanket shield students from gunfire?

A blanket designed to shield students from debris flying through the air from tornadoes is selling as gunfire protection, due to anxiety over national school shootings. The orange, 5/16th in. BodyGuard Blanket was developed by ProTecht in Oklahoma after……

Rats regret their decisions, study finds

We bemoan our decisions when we get a bad deal or miss out. New research published in the journal Nature Neuroscience this week finds that regret may not be just a human emotion. It turns out rats also experience regret. Researcher David Redish at the……

Here’s your guide to every major 2016 presidential contender

2014 is a year of auditioning, positioning, networking and just plain hard work for people who might run for president in 2016. There’s plenty to do, and the pace has quickened since The Associated Press last took a broad look at preparations for……

‘Flipped’ classrooms challenge the very definition of ‘homework’

How one school turned homework on its head with ‘flipped’ instruction (via PBS News Hour) By: Mike Fritz Teachers at Clintondale High School send students home with lectures on video. The next day they tackle what would normally be considered homework together in class. The new model is called a…

Climate change imperils Alaska’s king, snow crabs

Alaska’s Resilient Crabs Not Immune to Effects of Rapidly Acidifying Waters (via PBS News Hour) GWEN IFILL: Finally tonight, it’s north to Alaska for the first of three reports on climate change in the Arctic region. Our story was produced for the NewsHour by The Seattle Times, in partnership with…

Egyptian ambassador: Objective of crackdown ‘wasn’t to use massive force’

Egyptian Ambassador: Objective of Crackdown 'Wasn't to Use Massive Force' (via PBS News Hour) JUDY WOODRUFF: And now to a closer look inside the thinking of the Egyptian government and its actions over the last week. I’m joined by the country’s ambassador to the United States, Mohamed Tawfik. Mr. Ambassador,…

A curious inspiration for the first stethoscope

A Curious Inspiration for the First Stethoscope (via PBS News Hour) By: Howard Markel In a monthly column for PBS NewsHour, Dr. Howard Markel revisits moments that changed the course of modern medicine, like the invention of the stethoscope. Photo By BSIP/UIG via Getty Images. Long before Hippocrates (ca. 460-380…

Senators to meet in showdown over partisan gridlock

Senate Showdown Over Rules Reaches Boiling Point Between Leaders (via PBS News Hour) By: Terence Burlij and Katelyn Polantz Copyright ImageClick to View Sen. Harry Reid appears on ‘Meet the Press’ in Washington, D.C. Sunday. Photo by: William B. Plowman/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images All 100 senators have been invited…

Fashion designer takes inspiration from homeless for ‘sleeping bag coat’

Sleeping Bag Coat for the Homeless Finds Fans in the Fashion World (via PBS News Hour) By: William Harless A few years ago, Veronika Scott, now 23, set up a coat manufacturing business in a graffiti-covered building in an old Irish manufacturing neighborhood of Detroit. She had a few sewing…

Cain doesn’t know China has nuclear weapons

The rough week for Herman Cain continues. On PBS News Hour Tuesday evening, the GOP candidate once again showed a lack of foreign policy understanding when asked by host Judy Woodruff about China. “Yes, they’re a military threat, they’ve indicated that they’re trying to develop nuclear capabilities, so yes, we…

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