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Duke University objected when Wayne's heirs tried to register the name "Duke" to market bourbon and other alcoholic beverages. (John Wayne in 1969's "True Grit" STAFF/AFP/Getty Images)

John Wayne’s Heirs Lose ‘Duke’ Legal Brawl

A federal judge in Southern California dismissed a lawsuit that John Wayne Enterprises filed against Duke University in North Carolina claiming the right to use the name “Duke” to market bourbon.

10/02/2014

In over three decades of studying ferns, Duke University professor Kathleen Pryer has received her share of grant money. But for her newest project, she's getting help from a retired nurse in Canada and a 17-year-old in Arkansas.(Photo credit  FRANK PERRY/AFP/Getty Images)

Scientists Turn To Internet Crowdfunding To Fund Research Projects

In over three decades of studying ferns, Duke University professor Kathleen Pryer has received her share of grant money. But for her newest project, she’s getting help from a retired nurse in Canada and a 17-year-old in Arkansas.

07/10/2014

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John Wayne Heirs Sue University Over The Name Duke

John Wayne’s heirs are taking Duke University to court over the family’s right to market bottles of bourbon branded with the late movie star’s nickname, Duke.

07/09/2014

Climate change and habitat encroachment is causing plant and animal species to become extinct 1,000 times faster than before humans arrived, say researchers. (SERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: World On The Brink Of A ‘Sixth Great Extinction’

Climate change and habitat encroachment is causing plant and animal species to become extinct 1,000 times faster than before humans arrived, say researchers.

05/29/2014

J.J. Redick #4 of the Los Angeles Clippers drives against the Golden State Warriors in Game Seven of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center on May 3, 2014 in Los Angeles, Calif. (credit: Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Redick: Donald Sterling ‘Didn’t Want To Pay Me Because I Was White’

Los Angeles Clippers guard J.J. Redick says that owner Donald Sterling was hesitant to sign him last summer because he’s white.

05/05/2014

This image released August 27, 2003 captured by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope shows a close-up of the red planet Mars when it was just 34,648,840 miles (55,760,220 km) away. (credit: NASA/Getty Images)

Group Of College Students Want To Launch Time Capsule To Mars

A group of students wants to launch a time capsule to Mars.

04/28/2014

One day this cloaking technology could be used to hide submarines from sonar. (Getty Images)

Duke Researchers Develop Anti-Sonar Shield

Pyramid shaped plastic sheet with holes can defeat sonor detection devices.

03/23/2014

(Photo credit SAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: First-Born Children Do Better In School

A new study has found that first-born children do better in school than their siblings who follow.

03/16/2014

File photo of Duke Energy building. (Photo by Davis Turner/Getty Images)

Dan River Turns To Sludge After Coal Ash Spill

Duke Energy says up to 82,000 tons of ash mixed with 27 million gallons of contaminated water has spilled into the river.

02/06/2014

File photo of union supporters marching together. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Groups Working On Organizing Southern Laborers

The North Carolina chapter of a major labor union and other organizations plan to make the case why organizing workers in the South is important to unions.

01/29/2014

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