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File photo of newborn children in a nursery. (Photo by DESHAKALYAN CHOWDHURY/AFP/Getty Images)

Economic Fears Spread As Birth Rates Continue To Drop Worldwide

Nancy Strumwasser, a high school teacher from Mountain Lakes, New Jersey, always thought she’d have two children. But the layoffs that swept over the U.S. economy around the time her son was born six years ago helped change her mind. Though she and her husband, a market researcher, managed to keep their jobs, she fears they won’t be so fortunate next time.

05/07/2014

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How To Look Like A Local When Dining Abroad

The good folks at The Restaurant Choice cooked up these handsomely designed infographics to get you through your next international dining adventure.

04/18/2014

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Va. Historic Area Explores Colonial Consumerism

A new exhibit at Colonial Williamsburg is showcasing a variety of Chinese porcelain available in colonial America and exploring consumerism during the 18th century.

04/13/2014

Masaki Sunako of the Japan Coast Guard looks out of a window on a Japan Coast Guard Gulfstream aircraft for wreckage and debris of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in Southern Indian Ocean on April 1, 2014 near Australia. (credit: Rob Griffith - Pool via Getty Images)

Official: ‘Optimistic’ Missing Malaysian Airlines Flight Will Be Found In ‘Matter Of Days’

A ship searching for the missing Malaysian Airlines jet has detected two more underwater signals that may be emanating from the aircraft’s black boxes, and the Australian official in charge of the search expressed hope Wednesday that the plane’s wreckage will soon be found.

04/09/2014

An aerial observer watches a smoke flare deployed during the hunt for Malaysian Airlines flight 370. (Getty Images)

China Ship Hears ‘Signal:’ Unclear If Related To Missing Malaysian Jet

China’s news agency says ship heard pulse signal at same frequency as an aircraft black box.

04/05/2014

In this handout image provided by the U.S. Navy, The Bluefin 21, Artemis autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) is hoisted back on board the Australian Defence Vessel Ocean Shield after successful buoyancy testing on April 1, 2014 in the Indian Ocean. (credit: Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Peter D. Blair/U.S. Navy via Getty Images)

Clock Ticking As Underwater Hunt For Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight’s Black Boxes Begins

Crews searching for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet launched a targeted underwater hunt on Friday for the plane’s black boxes along a stretch of remote ocean, with just days left before the devices’ batteries are expected to run out.

04/04/2014

Masaki Sunako of the Japan Coast Guard looks out of a window on a Japan Coast Guard Gulfstream aircraft for wreckage and debris of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in Southern Indian Ocean on April 1, 2014 near Australia. (credit: Rob Griffith - Pool via Getty Images)

Officials: We May Never Know What Happened To Missing Malaysian Flight

A police investigation may never determine the reason why the Malaysia Airlines jetliner disappeared, and search planes scouring the India Ocean for any sign of its wreckage aren’t certain to find anything either, officials said Wednesday.

04/02/2014

Australian Opposition Leader Bill Shorten poses with RAAF Group Commander Craig Heap and international search crew representatives at RAAF base Pearce on March 31, 2014 in Bullsbrook, Australia. (credit: Paul Kane - Pool/Getty Images)

Investigators Now Don’t Know If Pilots Spoke Final Words From Missing Malaysian Airlines Flight

The Malaysian government said late Monday that the final words received by ground controllers from the missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 on March 8 were “Good night Malaysian three-seven-zero,” not the previously stated and slightly unusual, “all right, good night.”

04/01/2014

South Korean Navy Lieutenant Commander Oh Kang-Min, right, is pictured wearing a MH370 search and rescue team patch on his sleeve as he waits to meet Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott in front of a Royal Australian Air Force AP-3C Orion aircraft at RAAF Base Pearce on March 31, 2014 in Perth, Australia. (credit: Jason Reed-Pool/Getty Images)

American Commander: Search Area For Missing Malaysian Airlines Flight Essentially ‘The Entire Indian Ocean’

A cluster of orange objects spotted by a search plane hunting for any trace of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet turned out to be nothing more than fishing equipment, Australian officials said Monday, the latest disappointing news in a weekslong hunt that Australia’s prime minister said will continue indefinitely.

03/31/2014

Canadian pilot Captain Mike MacSween addresses the media after returning from a search mission for MH370 debris at RAAF Base Pearce on March 27, 2014 in Perth, Australia. (credit: Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Satellite Detects About 300 Objects Near Search Area As One Expert Says It’s ‘Highly Likely That It Is Trash’

A Thai satellite has detected about 300 objects near the search area for the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner, officials in Bangkok said Thursday, but there was little chance of getting human eyes across those items in the near term as weather again forced officials to halt the search for debris by air.

03/27/2014

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