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    Audio Experts: Population to Grow from 7 to 11 Billion

    Our planet is home to about seven billion people. A new report predicts the world’s population is likely to increase to almost 11-billion by 2100. The new estimates are based on the most modern statistical tools. | As It Is More

  • U.S. Army soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division sit on a plane at Forward Operating Base Salerno in Afghanistan to return home to Fort Campbell, Ky., May 21, 2013

    Audio US: Chinese Hackers Attack US Military Command

    A new report says evidence of about 50 attempted cyber espionage attacks on the U.S. Transportation Command during a one-year period. More

  • Workers gather cocoa beans in Ivory Coast

    Video Cocoa Smuggling Increases in West Africa

    Financial problems in Ghana, and new political stability in Ivory Coast, are causing changes to the market for cocoa beans. Now, Ghanaian farmers are smuggling their beans into Ivory Coast, where they get more money for them. | As It Is More

  • Airstrike on Abu Kamal ISIL residence by coalition forces, Raqqah, Syria, Sept. 23, 2014. (U.S. Central Command Center)

    Audio US, Arab Allies Bomb Militant Targets in Syria

    At the U.N. Climate Summit. Obama calls for new international agreement against greenhouse gas releases. And, CDC says Ebola could infect 1.4 million by January. | In the News More

  • A screenshot from the Netropolitan website, providing information about the service and how prospective members might join.

    Audio Rich People Get Their Own Facebook

    A new social media site, Netropolitan, promises to be more exclusive by only permitting people who are rich to join. Users must pay $9,000 to join. This includes a $6,000 entry fee plus $3,000 for the yearly membership fee. More

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    Audio Is Writing Notes by Hand Better Than Typing?

    If you want to remember something important, it might be a good idea to skip the computer and write it down instead. Our brains seem to like old school pencil and paper when it comes to remembering. | Health Report More

  • U2 members Bono, left, and Larry Mullen Jr. perform during an announcement of new products by Apple on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, in Cupertino, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Audio Apple, U2 Album Giveaway Backfires

    Irish band U2’s recent online project with technology company Apple caused a storm of online controversy. The project gave free digital copies of U2’s new album, “Songs of Innocence” to all Apple iTunes members. But, a considerable number of members saw it as a violation. More

  • Cigarette Tax

    Audio Turning Cigarette Butts to Batteries

    Scientists in South Korea find that “one person’s trash is another person’s treasure.” Read on to learn about this idiom and many other expressions. More

  • Neural map of a typical male brain. (Photo courtesy of National Academy of Sciences)

    Audio How Did You Get so Intelligent?

    Researchers saw immediate changes in brains of people when they were told hard work is more important than their genes | Science in the News More

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    Audio Virginia Leaves Union, Lincoln Puts Maryland Under Military Rule

    President Abraham Lincoln asked the states for 75,000 soldiers to stop the South's rebellion. But border states -- those between the North and South -- refused to send any troops. And some prepared to leave the Union and join the Confederacy. More

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