Can U.S. law handle polygamy?

HBO's Big Love and TLC's reality-TV offering Sister Wives have thrust polygamy into popular culture in the United States. Estimates are that somewhere between 50,000-100,000 families in this country are currently risking ...

Slowing down stars

One of the long standing challenges in stellar astronomy, is explaining why stars rotate so slowly. Given their large masses, as they collapsed to form, they should spin up to the point of flying apart, preventing them from ...

The high cost of wrongful convictions in Illinois

A seven-month investigation by the Better Government Association (BGA) and the Center on Wrongful Convictions (CWC) reveals the wrongful convictions of 85 men and women for violent crimes in Illinois has cost taxpayers more ...

New data reveals how storms are triggered in the Sahel

In the Sahel, the frequency of storms increases when soil moisture varies over a few kilometers. Such contrasts cause air circulation between dry and humid areas, contributing to the development of storms. For the first time, ...

Mystery of Ohio's Fort Recovery solved by students

Obscured for more than two centuries lost under several feet of dirt and clay, the original site of historically important Fort Recovery was recently discovered following months of sleuthing by a team from Ball State University.

The Joule Thief uses cans as a battery power

(PhysOrg.com) -- Thanks to a child's toy and the mind of T.H Culhane visitors to the explorer’s symposium at the National Geographic headquarters got to take a look at how the world of aluminum cans we use every day ...

Researchers create tool to put the lid on solar power fluctuations

How does the power output from solar panels fluctuate when the clouds roll in? And can researchers predict these fluctuations? UC San Diego Professor Jan Kleissl and Matthew Lave, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Mechanical ...

Israel urges Apple to remove pro-Palestinian app

(AP) -- The Israeli government on Tuesday appealed to Apple Inc. to remove an application called "ThirdIntifada" from its App Store, saying the program glorifies violence against the Jewish state.

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