Originally published on Wed September 19, 2012 3:08 pm
It may be more important than we thought to tackle obesity in childhood. A new study published in Pediatrics finds that overweight teenagers eat fewer calories than their healthy weight peers.
That's right — they eat less.
Originally published on Mon September 10, 2012 5:53 pm
The U.S. Army has been ramping up instruction in the languages of Afghanistan, even as troop levels in the country decrease in preparation for the U.S. troop withdrawal in 2014.
This year, key installations have added several hundred speakers of Pashto and Dari to their ranks, more than doubling the number of soldiers trained in the Afghan languages.
But it's not just the country's languages that are foreign to U.S. soldiers — it's the culture, as well.
Originally published on Mon September 10, 2012 5:26 pm
Mitt Romney seemed to make health care news in a Sunday interview on NBC's Meet the Press.
He said he might not want to repeal all of the Affordable Care Act.
Originally published on Mon September 10, 2012 5:52 pm
A lot of thought goes into giving your smartphone a distinctive look and feel, from the shape of the speaker — square, round or oval — to where to put the buttons — side, front or back.
But industrial designers like Robert Brunner say he doesn't have a lot of room to be creative.
"Because you're really being so heavily driven on maintaining a minimal physical size," he says. "So you really get into this very fine envelope of a few millimeters that you have to work with."
It has become a staple of U.S. presidential campaigns: Candidates talk about getting tough with China, only to adopt much more moderate positions once they are in office.
When Ronald Reagan ran against President Jimmy Carter in 1980, the challenger often blasted the incumbent for, in his words, "abandoning" Taiwan to establish diplomatic relations with China.
"There will be no more abandonment of friends and allies by the United States of America and I want very much to send that message," Reagan said.