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Does swearing at work get the job done?

When it comes to galvanizing the troops or just getting the point across, some spicy language can come in handy in the workplace.Full story

Robotic Sub to Probe Antarctic Ice Melt

A robotic submarine, designed to slip beneath narrow boreholes in the thick Antarctic ice, will soon be giving scientists their first direct look at melting glaciers, which many consider to be ground zero for tracking the footprints of climate change. Full story

Robot sub to see what lies beneath Antarctica

A cigar-shaped robot submarine that can pull off a neat collapsing trick is readying for a first-time adventure below the Antarctic ice. Full story

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Ill. school bus falls on side near tornado


  Funnel cloud weaves a path of disaster

Northern Illinois is recovering after a funnel cloud touches down, knocking down power lines and tossing a school bus.'s Dara Brown reports.

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