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  1. How SquashBusters uses sport to transform young livesRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Christian Science Monitor

    SquashBusters takes a sport oft-regarded as elitist, introduces it to city kids, and uses it to boost their academic prospects, build character, and give them a sense of belonging. Students participate in a program called SquashBusters, a sports-based after-school enrichment program, on June 8, 2016, in Boston.


  2. Why Edward Snowden created a device to tell if your iPhone's radios are spyingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 22 | Christian Science Monitor

    Whistleblower Edward Snowden is seen on a screen as he delivers a speech during the Roskilde Festival in Roskilde, Denmark in June. On Thursday, Mr. Snowden and hardware hacker Andrew 'Bunnie' Huang unveiled a design for a device that lets users tell when their iPhone's antennas are transmitting, which could indicate that someone, such as a foreign government, is listening in.


  3. Why Starbucks and McDonald's agreed to block Wi-Fi pornographyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 18 | Christian Science Monitor

    The restaurants plan to implement filtering technology to block porn websites, as Chick-fil-A and Panera Bread have already done. Starbucks patrons use laptop computers at a shop in Cambridge, Mass., in 2012.


  4. Google is teaching its self-driving cars to share the road with cyclistsRead the original story

    Wednesday Jul 6 | Christian Science Monitor

    With a 360-degree view of its surroundings, the vehicle can recognize cyclists' hand signals, provide them with the perfect amount of buffer room when driving alongside them or passing them, and can even identify bikes of all different shapes and sizes, Google said in its June report on its self-driving car project . As the number of cyclists commuting and riding for fun increases, Google's software update shows it has started to address concerns about not only pedestrian safety, but also bicycle safety.


  5. 'The Bones of Grace': Anam's 'Bengal trilogy' comes to a graceful closeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 28 | Christian Science Monitor

    First, a warning: The Bones of Grace is the final installment in Bangladeshi-born, London-domiciled Tahmima Anam's "Bengal trilogy." If the trilogy's publication history is any indication - "A Golden Age" in 2008, "The Good Muslim" three years later in 2011, and now "Grace" five years later - then readers might be waiting seven long years for Anam's next book.


  6. Should driverless cars prioritize pedestrians over passengers?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 24, 2016 | Christian Science Monitor

    Raj Rajkumar, professor of engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, drives an autonomous vehicle down Schenley Drive in Schenley Park in Pittsburgh, on June 1. The public is conflicted about how driverless cars should be programmed to prioritize the lives of passengers versus the lives of pedestrians, according to a study published Thursday in the journal Science. Research suggest driverless cars could reduce road accidents up to 90 percent, but avoiding an accident entirely isn't always an option, especially when pedestrians are involved.


  7. Girl Scouts stir up baking mixes for home cooksRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2016 | Christian Science Monitor

    A new line of baking mix available at grocery stores bears the Girl Scouts' trademark. Can it help the organization expand its brand and boost sagging revenue from cookie sales? Girl Scout Brogan Madden of Eastern Massachusetts Girl Scout Troop 71911, waits to take credit card payments on ROAMpay mobile card reader while selling cookies at the Harvard Square subway stop in January 2013 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


  8. Can computers predict the future?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 21, 2016 | Christian Science Monitor

    Researchers at MIT say they have developed a new algorithm that can predict with surprising accuracy what will happen next in a video. Most people have occasionally experienced an awkward hug/handshake combination where one person goes in for a hug while the other extends a hand to shake.


  9. 'Lost Among the Birds' tells a story of salvation through birdwatchingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 14, 2016 | Christian Science Monitor

    Author and bird watcher Neil Hayward loses himself in a year-long birding journey - and in the process he finds his life. Not all birders are odd.


  10. Newest photo of Pluto stuns scientistsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 13, 2016 | Christian Science Monitor

    This enhanced color view from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft zooms in on the southeastern portion of Pluto's great ice plains, where at lower right the plains border rugged, dark highlands. The New Horizons spacecraft is currently cruising almost 250 million miles beyond Pluto.


  11. Set free on a bicycleRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2016 | Christian Science Monitor

    No one forgets their first bicycle. Mine was a Schwinn coaster, secondhand, painted a distinctive red and yellow by its previous owner.


  12. Meet the woman who helps disabled and homeless artists sell impressive workRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2016 | Christian Science Monitor

    Liz Powers, who cofounded the brokerage ArtLifting, refuses to let hardship define her clients. ArtLifting represents 80 artists in 11 cities and has made large corporate sales.


  13. Harvard grad's inspiring spoken-word poem goes viralRead the original story w/Photo

    May 28, 2016 | Christian Science Monitor

    Donovan Livingston, who received his master's degree in education, addressed his classmates Wednesday with a five-minute spoken-word poem "Lift Off." Graduates from the John F. Kennedy School of Government, including Naim Sidrotun, of Solo, Indonesia, front left, raise placards and inflatable globes as they are conferred with their degrees during Harvard University commencement exercises, Thursday, May 26, 2016, in Cambridge, Mass.


  14. Students protest new single-gender club rules at HarvardRead the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2016 | Christian Science Monitor

    The #HearHerHarvard argues that single-gender organizations, some of which are threatened by new rules, serve an important purpose for women on campus. People walk near Memorial Church on the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


  15. Three clever strategies to fund your child's educationRead the original story w/Photo

    May 6, 2016 | Christian Science Monitor

    Bills to pay, retirements to be funded, big purchases to be saved for: The financial demands most families face can make saving for a child's college education seem overwhelming or even unattainable. But with some planning, it doesn't have to be.


  16. Bubbling, boiling water may have cut into mysterious Martian slopesRead the original story

    May 3, 2016 | Christian Science Monitor

    Water may be boiling on Mars, say scientists. But no, it's not evidence that someone is having a tea party on the Red Planet.


  17. Mysterious Martian slopes suggest presence of boiling waterRead the original story

    May 3, 2016 | Christian Science Monitor

    Water may be boiling on Mars, say scientists. But no, it's not evidence that someone is having a tea party on the Red Planet.


  18. Is boiling water shaping mysterious Martian slopes?Read the original story

    May 2, 2016 | Christian Science Monitor

    Water may be boiling on Mars, say scientists. But no, it's not evidence that someone is having a tea party on the Red Planet.


  19. Nigeria's 'rabble rouser for peace' looks at a future after Boko HaramRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 27, 2016 | Christian Science Monitor

    Bishop Matthew Kukah convened the national peace committee before Nigeria's presidential election last year, which brokered an agreement that allowed for a peaceful government turnover. Bishop Matthew Kukah heads the Sokoto diocese in northern Nigeria's Muslim heartland.


  20. How this AI-human partnership takes cybersecurity to a new levelRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2016 | Christian Science Monitor

    South Korean professional Go player Lee Sedol puts the first stone against Google's artificial intelligence program, AlphaGo. AlphaGo beats Lee Sedol 4-1.


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