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  • US college degrees: Still the best among world's top universities?

    US college degrees: Still the best among world's top universities?

    A US college degree has been the gold standard. But global economics and a crisis of confidence may be pushing the US down in rankings among top universities.

  • 7 tactics for good customer service

    The Simple Dollar 7 tactics for good customer service

    Tips on how to get what you want from customer service representatives.

  • BP oil spill: how Gulf's sensitive and endangered species are faring

    BP oil spill: how Gulf's sensitive and endangered species are faring

    Manatees, bluefin tuna, and Kemp’s ridley turtles are especially challenged by the BP oil spill. The Kemp’s ridley turtle is an endangered species that until recently was threatened with extinction.

  • The Beauty Bias

    The Beauty Bias

    Do we need laws to protect as from discrimination based on looks?

  • March and April warmest ever. Humans must adapt, report says.

    March and April warmest ever. Humans must adapt, report says.

    The past two months were the warmest March and April on record globally. A new report suggests that communities will need to be adaptable to meet the challenges of global warming.

  • Life on Mars? NASA wants Martian rocks to find clues

    Life on Mars? NASA wants Martian rocks to find clues

    NASA discusses trip to Mars to bring back rock and soil samples back to Earth. Here, they could be analyzed for fossilized traces of alien bacteria.

  • Gallery Notable women in US politics

    Alaskan Gov. Sarah Palin became the first woman governor of her state in December 2006. Palin was selected by John McCain as the vice presidential candidate – only the second woman in the US to be selected for that post. After the 2008 election, Palin announced in July 2009 that she would resign her post as governor of Alaska and would not run for reelection in 2010. Palin released her memoir, 'Going Rogue: An American Life,' in November 2009. The former governor and vice-presidential candidate has since formed a political action committee, SarahPAC, and in February 2010 appeared as the keynote speaker at the inaugural 'tea party' convention in Nashville, Tenn.

  • Veteran film critic Roger Ebert, Jim Carrey win Webby awards

    Veteran film critic Roger Ebert, Jim Carrey win Webby awards

    It was announced Tuesday that longtime film critic Roger Ebert has been selected for a 'Webby' award, recognizing his work in online journalism. Actor and comedian Jim Carrey was also selected for a 'Webby.'

  • How to Cool the Planet

    How to Cool the Planet

    Strong journalistic skills make this assessment of geoengineering lively, intelligent, and even humorous.

  • Gallery NFL DRAFT: No. 1 draft picks that made the Pro Football Hall of Fame

    1945: Charley Trippi was a University of Georgia halfback drafted by the Chicago Cardinals. The prize catch in a bidding war between the NFL and the All-America Football Conference, which led to his signing a four-year $100,000 contract with the Chicago Cardinals (the precursors of today's Arizona Cardinals). … During the course of his NFL career, he switched from halfback to quarterback and back to halfback, before finishing as a defensive player. … Turned in a sensational performance in the 1947 championship game, rushing for 206 rushing yards while wearing sneakers for better traction on a frozen field. The 28-21 victory over Philadelphia marked the only time the Cardinals ever won an NFL title.