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Slate: 'Smart' food packaging
Soon, "smart" food packaging may keep fruit fresh and let you know if that seafood is spoiled.
Consumers continue to use more credit
The Federal Reserve's monthly report shows consumer credit rose by $6.51 billion in April, the eighth month in a row that it has risen. It follows a $12.4 billion gain in March.
The most secure password of all time
The perfectly secure, perfectly memorable password is absolutely pure and rarer than the unicorn. It is like the Holy Grail, the Fountain of Youth, the philosopher's stone, or a model that will get users on the Internet to pay for curated content.
Slate: Bring back Home Ec!
Parents don't have time to teach kids basic cooking and housekeeping, so schools must do it instead.
Bad news: Raindrops don't swat down mosquitoes
Raindrops should pulverize mosquitoes, but scientists at Georgia Tech discover that's not the case. The good news: the finding could help engineers improve the design of tiny flying robots.
Jury seated in Sandusky sex-abuse trial
A jury was selected Wednesday in the child molestation scandal that brought down Joe Paterno, and the makeup of the panel left no doubt this is Penn State country.
The seven women and five men who will hear opening statements on Monday in the case against former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky include an engineering administrative assistant at Penn State, a dance teacher in the school's continuing education program and a professor who has been on the faculty for 24 years.
Lawmakers press Zuckerberg on Facebook users under 13
Facebook is taking heat from U.S. lawmakers after reports that the company is exploring ways to let children under 13 onto its social network.
3 jurors picked for Sandusky child sex abuse trial
Three of the 16 jurors and alternates needed for former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky's child sex-abuse trial were selected Tuesday morning as the high-profile case got under way in earnest after months of legal wrangling and intense publicity.
Medical students learned on the bodies, now honor the donors
After exploring bodies of anatomical donors for months, medical students at Georgetown University give their thanks to families who shared "their most intimate possession."
Deputies: Fla. mom killed 4 kids, then herself
A Florida mother who fatally shot her four children before killing herself Tuesday called three of the kids who had sought help from a neighbor back to the house before firing the fatal shots, authorities said.
Thirty-three-year-old Tonya Thomas fatally shot her four children, who ranged in age from 12 to 17, said Lt. Tod Goodyear, a spokesman for the Brevard County Sheriff's Office.
Dick Clark, world's oldest teenager, dies at 82
Dick Clark, the ever-youthful television host and tireless entrepreneur who helped bring rock 'n' roll into the mainstream on "American Bandstand," and later produced and hosted a vast range of programming from game shows to the New Year's Eve countdown from Times Square, has died. He was 82.
Prosecutor: 'We do not prosecute by public pressure or by petition'
Amid furious public pressure to make an arrest in the killing of Trayvon Martin, the special prosecutor on the case went for the maximum Wednesday, bringing a second-degree murder charge against the neighborhood watch volunteer who shot the unarmed black teenager.
George Zimmerman, 28, was jailed in Sanford — the site of the shooting Feb. 26 that set off a nationwide debate over racial profiling and self-defense — on charges that carry a minimum of 25 years in prison and a maximum sentence that could put him in prison for life.
Zimmerman charged with second-degree murder in Trayvon Martin's death
Neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, who is in custody, is being charged with second-degree murder in the shooting of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed black teenager whose death ignited nationwide protests.
Special prosecutor Angela Corey says that the 28-year-old Zimmerman is in custody. She wouldn't disclose Zimmerman's whereabouts for his safety, but said that he will be in court within 24 hours.
Fla. Neighborhood Watch's Zimmerman loses attorneys
Two attorneys for the Florida neighborhood watch volunteer who fatally shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin withdrew from the case Tuesday they say because they haven't heard from George Zimmerman in days and is taking actions related to the case without consulting them.
Attorneys Craig Sonner and Hal Uhrig said at a news conference they haven't heard from George Zimmerman since Sunday. They said that against their advice, Zimmerman contacted special prosecutor Angela Corey who will decide if he should face charges. A spokeswoman for Corey's office didn't immediately respond to an email and two phone calls.
Gunman opens fire, kills 5 at a Christian university in California
A gunman opened fire at a Christian university in California Monday, killing at least five people, law enforcement officials said. Police say they have a suspect in custody.
The shooting erupted at midmorning at Oikos University in Oakland and left five dead, the law enforcement officials told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to release the information.
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