Originally published on Thu February 20, 2014 1:43 pm
Would-be air travelers sitting at home may be frustrated about their canceled plans. But most likely, they are happier than they would have been had they gotten trapped on an icy tarmac.
And that used to happen many hundreds of times a year before the Department of Transportation stepped in to reduce the frequency of passenger incarcerations.
Originally published on Thu February 13, 2014 7:58 pm
Spot the next plague before it arrives. Predict the next swine flu outbreak before it makes headlines. Even detect a biological weapon before it's launched.
These are the goals of an ambitious initiative, launched Thursday, to build a worldwide surveillance system for infectious diseases.
Originally published on Fri February 14, 2014 3:08 pm
Within the House Republican Conference, an unofficial "tough vote" caucus is taking shape.
Originally published on Fri February 14, 2014 11:21 am
Gender identity online is evolving.
Facebook is rolling out changes to its 159 million members in the U.S. that will allow people to have a wider choice than simply male or female when selecting a gender description on the site.
A third option now appears in the gender field: custom. Users who select that option can then choose from roughly 50 options including Trans Male or Female, Cisgender or Androgynous.
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