Juror In George Zimmerman Trial Backs Off Book Plans
One of the jurors in the George Zimmerman trial, identified only as juror B37, spoke with CNN about the trial. She says the jury was initially split, but eventually agreed the state didn't prove its case. And she said race wasn't a factor in the decision.
Young People Push Back Against Gender Categories
As society has become more accepting of gays, lesbians and even transgender people, a new generation of young people is challenging those categories in favor of a more fluid understanding of gender. They refuse to be limited by notions like male and female.
Some Worry Egypt Could Become A Repressive Police State
Some of Egypt's liberal politicians are worried that they've allied with the enemy against the ousted president. After the January 2011 revolution, the military ruled during the transitional period for 18 months, when hundreds were killed in protests. Now the military is squarely back in power with the backing of millions of people. Some say there is a danger that Egypt's deep state will take hold again and turn the nation back into a police state. But they are still squarely in the minority.
The Charter School Vs. Public School Debate Continues
The charter school movement turns 21 this year and the latest study shows kids in most charter schools are doing as well or better in reading and math than their counterparts in traditional public schools. But now, leading charter school supporters are questioning that study.
Eavesdropping On Nature Gives Clues To Biodiversity
Biologists who study the lives of animals can learn a lot simply by listening to them. The problem is that natural sounds can be far easier to record than to analyze. So scientists are working to automate the process with automated systems that do the identifying for them.
D.C. Wage Rift Puts Spotlight On Wal-Mart's Urban Push
Wal-Mart's plans to come to Washington, D.C., are up in the air after the City Council voted to require the world's largest retailer to pay workers a living wage. The case highlights some of the difficulties — and opportunities — big-box stores sometimes face entering urban markets.