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A 3-D printing software company hands artists high-tech tools to craft human-centered projects. But it isn't the first program to pair the imaginative with the practical to inform great innovation.

A 20-year-old man born without fingers on one hand hopes a transplanted hand will give him more confidence. He knows the risks of such a visible transplant, but says, "It's something I always wanted."

Over the weekend, the city rolled out a parking sign template as part of a pilot program to try to simplify what can often be a very confusing parking process.

For Wisconsin, a win would bring its first title since 1941. Perennial power Duke last won it all in 2010. The game will tip off at 9:18 p.m. ET.

Many states want to boost their economies through business startups. But outside of Silicon Valley, funding for private investors is hard to get. States are giving equity crowdfunding more attention.

Americans spend billions of dollars every year on annual physicals. But there's little evidence that a yearly checkup helps healthy adults. Some doctors are telling patients to skip it.

Women under 55 are twice as likely to die after being hospitalized for a heart attack than men. Women delay treatment because they may not recognize the symptoms and they're reluctant to make a fuss.

Some scientists suggest calling the era we live in the Anthropocene, to denote the time when humans came to dominate Earth's fate. But did it start with farming, the atom bomb or other event?

Leaders of what some call a new civil rights struggle say the protests must lead to long-term strategies. The goal is to sustain a national movement and to get past challenging obstacles.

Financial advisers advocate using cash whenever possible. But new technologies are making it easier to do just the opposite. Still, a recent study shows more millennials are turning away from plastic.

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