[2014-05-01 13:00:00] When scientific researchers study evolution, they frequently start by inspecting the differences between a given species’ sex organs. We’ll find out this hour what we can learn from animals’ private parts with evolutionary biologist Menno Schilthuizen, author of Nature’s Nether Regions: What the Sex Lives of Bugs, Birds and Beasts Tell Us About Evolution, Biodiversity and Ourselves (Viking Adult).
[2014-05-01 12:00:00] Children in Bangladesh, Haiti and other impoverished countries face challenges their first-world counterparts can’t imagine. And yet, these kids have inspiring stories of perseverance to tell. We’ll hear some of them this hour from Caryl M. Stern, President and CEO of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. Her new book is I Believe in ZERO: Learning From the World’s Children (St. Martin’s Press).
Teachers in the largest public school system in the country had been working without a contract since 2009. Mayor Bill de Blasio called it a "landmark" labor deal.
A fight over patents is unfolding between Apple and Samsung in a California courtroom. But a case before the Supreme Court could change the concept of intellectual property in information technology.
Researchers have stumbled upon a virus that makes crickets horny before it kills them. Inducing your host to mate more is a great way for a virus to spread its own genes.
Secretary of State John Kerry is in Ethiopia on the first leg of a visit to Africa. He hinted at possible ways to end the conflict in South Sudan, saying that "terms and a timeline" for military intervention had been decided.
Addressing the collapse of Middle East peace talks for the first time, Secretary of State John Kerry called for pause and reassessment. Meanwhile, he's under fire for comparing Israel's treatment of Palestinians to Apartheid.
The self-proclaimed governor of the eastern Ukrainian city of Luhansk announced that preparations were underway for an independence referendum. Separatists' intentions there appear to be unclear, and their opponents feel angry and abandoned by the government in Kiev.
Activists and parents demonstrated in the Nigerian capital, hoping to force the government to do more to rescue nearly 200 abducted teen girls, who have been missing for over two weeks. There is still little reliable information about the situation.
Ford Motor Company will soon have a new CEO: Mark Fields, who's currently the chief operating officer. Michigan Radio's Tracy Samilton reports that Ford hopes this will quell doubts among investors.
The Pentagon issued a study on sexual assault in the military, reports of which have jumped 50 percent in the past year. Defense Secretary Hagel says this is a positive sign of trust in the system.
An uneasy fact emerges from the two dozen mass shootings in this country over the past decade: The majority of those pulling the trigger have been severely mentally ill and not receiving treatment.
The private sector added 220,000 jobs in April, which appears to signal an upward trend.
Not too long ago, we mentioned that chicken was becoming a hot commodity because of rising beef and pork prices--so hot, in fact, that some restaurants are beginning to use them in just about anything they can think of.
"You can do a lot with it and flavor it in a lot of different ways," says Roxanne Swamba, pizza chef for Domino's Pizza. "So it's becoming more popular than it has been."
Thus, Domino's "Specialty Chicken" was born. Not the fried chicken-crust that some had initially thought, the dish consists of 12 bite-sized pieces of chicken, served with a blend of sauces and pizza toppings.
"You can top pizza however you like, but sometimes you don't want pizza," Swamba said. "This happened to be an idea that we tossed around and we started making for lunch a lot, and I came up with a variety of flavors."
Despite the high demand for chicken, Swamba says there haven't been any problems with obtaining the necessary ingredients.
"We work very closely with our supply chain center and find out what the availability is going to be for the year when we plan on launching it," she says. "We knew we could do it."
Police say the students broke into their high school, urinated in the hallways, flipped desks and taped hot dogs to lockers. An alarm alerted police who searched the school with a K-9 unit.
It's the largest tree fruit in the world. It's nutritious. And because it's pretty easy to grow, it has the potential to be a star in the developing world. But ... does it taste good?