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Educators are pushing their students to learn more about science, technology, engineering and mathematics … also known as the STEM subjects. Brett Tannehill talked about this with two different groups as they launched model rockets at the US Space and Rocket Center’s Homer Hickam Jr. Launch Pad. He files this report … (Learn more about Tech Trek here)

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A small cadre of officers is responsible for keeping America's nukes on alert 24/7. Here's a peek into their world, and what it takes to do the job.

Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura said his reputation had been damaged by an account of a fight in a book. In a split verdict, a federal jury agreed with him.

A tanker carrying 1 million barrels of oil from Kurdistan was cleared by the U.S. Coast Guard to unload, but a judge has agreed with Iraq's central government that the oil belongs to them.

Researchers found that a class of chemicals similar to nicotine used on corn and soy farms have run off into streams and rivers in the Midwest. There they may be harming aquatic life, like insects.

That strong, sturdy handshake your grandpa taught you isn't the cleanest way to greet someone, scientists say. So should doctors and nurses in hospitals start bumping fist?

About 77 million adults in the U.S. have at least one debt in the collection process, according to a study released by the Urban Institute.

We spend $15 billion a year training doctors, but end up with a medical workforce that doesn't meet the nation's health care needs, according to an Institute of Medicine Report.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called on Russia to use its "considerable influence" to give investigators access to the debris field of the downed Malaysia Airlines plane.

Yes, they've jumped on the bandwagon months after the fad peaked, but the video is still cute and will pick you up.

Medicare is trying a different approach in one experiment: Some hospice patients will still be able to get treatments aimed at prolonging life.

Hotels are happy to charge you $300 a night for a stay, but their Wi-Fi speeds are often too slow to stream a movie. Now, two competing sites are trying to solve the problem.

The settlement, which a judge has to approve, also calls for a change in the way schools handle concussions, including when players can return to play following such injuries.

After graduation, a group of college students landed a nutty job — quite literally. For the next year, they will don the monocle of Mr. Peanut and drive the Planters Peanut Nutmobile.

Sure, they talk about boys. But mainly they talk about girls — and how to bring better education, health care and other opportunities to their sisters in poor and sometimes prejudicial countries.

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