New research shows that kids who eat school lunches are more likely to be obese than kids who bring lunch from home. The battle to cut back childhood obesity is expected to be of increasing importance in the next few years.
Computer programmers have built software that makes computers capable of increasingly creative tasks. They can do everything from write fiction novels to design snack foods. But whether it's truly creative remains a subject for debate.
As comprehensive sex education ramps up and the economy continues to sputter, more women are choosing not to get pregnant in their teens, sending the U.S. teen birth rate to low levels not seen in 70 years.
A Virginia Tech University police officer was shot and killed on campus today during a routine police stop. Reports have emerged that a second victim that was reported was actually the gunman, though university and law enforcement officials have not yet confirmed that.
University of California Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi said she ordered the campus police force not to use force against students demonstrating on campus. Instead, last Friday's confrontation ended up with police pepper spraying a crowd of students. Now, come threats of lawsuits, firings and several investigations.
Gregory Porter, Luke Gates and Derrik Sweeney, college students studying at American University in Cairo, are accused of throwing Molotov cocktails at security forces from the roof of a university building. They're being held but thus far are not believed to have been charged.
Congressional leaders have once again found an area where they can agree: french fries and pizza should still be considered vegetables on school lunch menus.
With Moammar Gadhafi out of power, efforts turn to reforming the systems he built, not the least of which is Libya's schools. The national curriculum, very pro-Gadhafi, is being revised to be more accurate.
As public schools like the University of California struggle to find ways to remain competitive with top tier private schools, they're having to do so with declining state support. Accordingly, many are hiking tuition dramatically, but it's making college much less affordable.
The Armenian national chess team is the pride of the country and now the nation's schools are trying to bring chess into the classrooms.