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The science of workout music
You're bundling up for a chilly morning run. Or about to climb on the elliptical for a high-energy workout. Or warming up before a weightlifting session.
What's the first thing you reach for?
Your earbuds, naturally.
Homeland Security sets sights on national database of license plates
The Department of Homeland Security wants a private company to create a national license plate tracking system that would give the agency access to vast amounts of information from commercial and law enforcement license plate readers, according to a government proposal that does not specify what privacy safeguards would be put in place.
New study: Elephants console each other
Scientists have shown that Asian elephants do indeed get distressed when they see others in trouble, and they reach out to console them — just as humans tend to do when we see someone suffering.
The Swiss Air Force is only available during office hours
The Swiss Air Force is only available during office hours. These are reported to be from 8am until noon, then 1:30 to 5pm.
The rise of the hotel bakery
One of the key trends in hotel design in recent years has been a sharp focus on creating a hotel lobby that is a destination, not just a pass-through.
Jimmy Fallon's 'Tonight Show' debut: Social media reacts
Jimmy Fallon kicked off a new era on "The Tonight Show" Monday night and garnered mostly positive reviews. Here's a sampling of reaction on social media.
Football helmets don't protect side of head from blows in tests
Players using current football helmets aren't adequately protected against hits to the side of the head, which can lead to sometimes-lethal concussions and brain swelling, researchers said.
Teacher pay raise proposal clears house subcommittee
House Bill 2313 by state Rep. Mike Brown passed the House Appropriations and Budget Subcommittee on Common Education in a unanimous 6-0 vote Monday morning. Now the bill advances to consideration by the full House Committee on A&B.
Go paperless? One group lobbying against it
As the Obama administration pushes to do more business over the Internet, finally seeking to close the technology gap with the private sector, the digital makeover is running into a dogged opponent called Consumers for Paper Options.
Soul is still stylin’
Starting under $15,000, the Soul has always pegged its success on buyers who want a trendy, contemporary, eye-catching car without spending a ton of cash. And now that an all-new Soul is out for 2014, it shows that Kia is doubling down on this recipe of combining funky looks and an affordable price.
Teen mom claims she has killed at least 22 people in five states
At 13, Miranda Barbour says she reluctantly helped kill her first victim in Alaska, but then went on a spree of slayings in California, Texas, North Carolina and Pennsylvania. Local, state and federal authorities are investigating her claim made in a jailhouse interview with the Sunbury, Pa., Daily Item.
Augusta National removes 'Eisenhower Tree' after ice storm
A 65-foot tree named after the nation's 34th president on the 17th hole at Augusta National Golf Club was removed over the weekend after sustaining "irreparable damage" during an ice storm at the home of the Masters Tournament.
Cherokee Nation to deliver 2,500 valentines to area veterans
The Cherokee Nation will deliver more than 2,500 handmade valentine cards to veterans in northeastern Oklahoma in time for Valentine’s Day.
More than 20 schools and organizations from across the tribe’s 14-county jurisdiction set aside time to craft uniquely designed cards addressed to “My Hero” and “Our Vets.”
Starting Monday, valentines will be delivered by Cherokee Nation and Cherokee Nation Businesses employees to Veterans Affairs hospitals in Muskogee and Fayetteville, Ark. They will also be delivered to veteran health clinics in Vinita and Tulsa, Cherokee Nation senior nutrition sites and the Claremore Veterans Center.
Meet Judge Arenda Wright Allen, who struck down Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage
The federal judge who struck down Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage Thursday is an appointee of President Barack Obama and in 2011 became the first black woman appointed as a federal District Court judge in Virginia.
Since when is college football not a business?
Here it is, from the mouth of Northwestern's vice president for university relations, Alan K. Cubbage: "We do not regard, and have never regarded, our football program as a commercial enterprise."
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