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Ancient salamander was as long as a car!
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Young scientists impress Obama at White House
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Americans love an underdog
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King Richard III gets funeral, 530 years after death
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Serbian women want to save magic carpets
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Does lightning ever strike twice?
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Give me an N. Give me a Y. (for a the highest bid)
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Case of missing paintings unsolved after 25 years
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NCAA gets high-def replay system for March Madness
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What is the origin of applause?
Ancient salamander was as long as a car!
Fossil remains of a previously unknown species of a crocodile-like "super salamander" that grew as long as a small car and was a top predator more than 200 million years ago have been found in southern Portugal. The species grew up to six feet in length and lived in lakes an...
Fossil remains of a previously unknown species of a crocodile-like "super salamander" that grew as long as a small car and was a top predator more than 200 million years ago have been found in southern Portugal. The species grew up to six feet in length and lived in lakes an...
Fossil remains of a previously unknown species of a crocodile-like "super salamander" that grew as long as a small ca...
- Posted on March 27, 2015
Young scientists impress Obama at White House
The small Lego machine inside the White House whirred and in a moment it was turning the pages of a story book. One page flipped, then another, ever faster as President Barack Obama marveled at its efficiency. The contraption's eventual aim would allow paralyzed or arthritic...
The small Lego machine inside the White House whirred and in a moment it was turning the pages of a story book. One page flipped, then another, ever faster as President Barack Obama marveled at its efficiency. The contraption's eventual aim would allow paralyzed or arthritic...
The small Lego machine inside the White House whirred and in a moment it was turning the pages of a story book. One p...
- Posted on March 26, 2015
Americans love an underdog
It's the time of year for March Madness. And boy, do fans love the underdog. The science shows, again and again, that we can't resist pulling for the underdog teams when college basketball's national tournament rolls around. About a dozen studies over the past 25 years have...
It's the time of year for March Madness. And boy, do fans love the underdog. The science shows, again and again, that we can't resist pulling for the underdog teams when college basketball's national tournament rolls around. About a dozen studies over the past 25 years have...
It's the time of year for March Madness. And boy, do fans love the underdog. The science shows, again and again, tha...
- Posted on March 26, 2015
King Richard III gets funeral, 530 years after death
Richard III finally received the ceremony and honor a king deserves, 530 years after his death in battle. Hundreds of people, including some in period costume and armor, turned out in England's Leicestershire on Sunday to watch a procession carrying the remains of the mediev...
Richard III finally received the ceremony and honor a king deserves, 530 years after his death in battle. Hundreds of people, including some in period costume and armor, turned out in England's Leicestershire on Sunday to watch a procession carrying the remains of the mediev...
Richard III finally received the ceremony and honor a king deserves, 530 years after his death in battle. Hund...
- Posted on March 25, 2015
Serbian women want to save magic carpets
A Pirot carpet has magical powers, they say, its colorful patterns and symbols designed to bring luck and protect from evil. Nearly every home in this eastern Serbian town has one — big or small, rolled out on the floor, wrapped around the furniture or hung on the wall. Ye...
A Pirot carpet has magical powers, they say, its colorful patterns and symbols designed to bring luck and protect from evil. Nearly every home in this eastern Serbian town has one — big or small, rolled out on the floor, wrapped around the furniture or hung on the wall. Ye...
A Pirot carpet has magical powers, they say, its colorful patterns and symbols designed to bring luck and protect fro...
- Posted on March 25, 2015
Does lightning ever strike twice?
You asked us, does lightning ever strike twice? The old saying lightning never strikes twice is supposed to be reassuring because after all, you had this one stroke of really bad, bizarre luck. But that means the odds of it ever happening again must be zero, right? Wr...
You asked us, does lightning ever strike twice? The old saying lightning never strikes twice is supposed to be reassuring because after all, you had this one stroke of really bad, bizarre luck. But that means the odds of it ever happening again must be zero, right? Wr...
You asked us, does lightning ever strike twice? The old saying lightning never strikes twice is supposed to be...
- Posted on March 24, 2015
Give me an N. Give me a Y. (for a the highest bid)
Some very big, familiar pieces of New York City sports history are going on the auction block, courtesy of a baseball star. The 10-foot high letters that spelled "Yankee Stadium" atop the original Bronx ballpark are being offered for sale at Sotheby's on April 1. The auction...
Some very big, familiar pieces of New York City sports history are going on the auction block, courtesy of a baseball star. The 10-foot high letters that spelled "Yankee Stadium" atop the original Bronx ballpark are being offered for sale at Sotheby's on April 1. The auction...
Some very big, familiar pieces of New York City sports history are going on the auction block, courtesy of a baseball...
- Posted on March 24, 2015
Case of missing paintings unsolved after 25 years
It's been called the biggest art heist in U.S. history, perhaps the biggest in the world. But 25 years later, the theft of 13 works from Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum remains unsolved. The theft has spawned books, rumors and speculation about who was responsible -...
It's been called the biggest art heist in U.S. history, perhaps the biggest in the world. But 25 years later, the theft of 13 works from Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum remains unsolved. The theft has spawned books, rumors and speculation about who was responsible -...
It's been called the biggest art heist in U.S. history, perhaps the biggest in the world. But 25 years later, the the...
- Posted on March 23, 2015
NCAA gets high-def replay system for March Madness
The NCAA is going all in on high-def video reviews during March Madness. For the men's and women's basketball tournaments that begin this week, the NCAA, for the first time will use a replay system that captures live high-definition video from multiple angles for immediate r...
The NCAA is going all in on high-def video reviews during March Madness. For the men's and women's basketball tournaments that begin this week, the NCAA, for the first time will use a replay system that captures live high-definition video from multiple angles for immediate r...
The NCAA is going all in on high-def video reviews during March Madness. For the men's and women's basketball ...
- Posted on March 23, 2015
What is the origin of applause?
You asked us, what is the origin of applause? Well, it's impossible to know exactly when people first started clapping, though it's definitely an ancient and widespread behavior and it had certainly caught on by the time of the Roman Empire, when crowds would clap, snap, and...
You asked us, what is the origin of applause? Well, it's impossible to know exactly when people first started clapping, though it's definitely an ancient and widespread behavior and it had certainly caught on by the time of the Roman Empire, when crowds would clap, snap, and...
You asked us, what is the origin of applause? Well, it's impossible to know exactly when people first started ...
- Posted on March 20, 2015
Discovering weird new species in the open ocean
When we think about the ocean, we may visualize sea turtles swimming around coral reefs, sea urchins anchored in tidepools, dolphins breaching the surface, or even shrimp gathered around deepwater sulfur vents. But most of the ocean is just open water, miles and miles of it from be...
When we think about the ocean, we may visualize sea turtles swimming around coral reefs, sea urchins anchored in tidepools, dolphins breaching the surface, or even shrimp gathered around deepwater sulfur vents. But most of the ocean is just open water, miles and miles of it from be...
When we think about the ocean, we may visualize sea turtles swimming around coral reefs, sea urchins anchored in tide...
- Posted on March 20, 2015
What makes the Mile High City a mile high?
Geologists may finally be able to explain why Denver, the Mile High City, is a mile high: water. A new theory suggests that chemical reactions, triggered by water far below the Earth's surface, could have made part of the North American plate less dense many millions of year...
Geologists may finally be able to explain why Denver, the Mile High City, is a mile high: water. A new theory suggests that chemical reactions, triggered by water far below the Earth's surface, could have made part of the North American plate less dense many millions of year...
Geologists may finally be able to explain why Denver, the Mile High City, is a mile high: water. A new theory ...
- Posted on March 19, 2015
Is it time for a woman to lead the United Nations?
At a private working lunch, the five most powerful members of the United Nations Security Council discussed the next U.N. secretary-general. The selection process for U.N. chief has remained secretive and almost completely male. A European ambassador reminded colleagues of a...
At a private working lunch, the five most powerful members of the United Nations Security Council discussed the next U.N. secretary-general. The selection process for U.N. chief has remained secretive and almost completely male. A European ambassador reminded colleagues of a...
At a private working lunch, the five most powerful members of the United Nations Security Council discussed the next ...
- Posted on March 19, 2015
Could you handle the harshest winter on earth?
Gary Gustafson leans on his ice ax to catch his breath. His legs and lungs, straining from nearly five hours of climbing and 4,000 feet of elevation gain, plead for rest before he spies the top of an antenna on the summit. Soon, the crampons of his mountaineering boots are once aga...
Gary Gustafson leans on his ice ax to catch his breath. His legs and lungs, straining from nearly five hours of climbing and 4,000 feet of elevation gain, plead for rest before he spies the top of an antenna on the summit. Soon, the crampons of his mountaineering boots are once aga...
Gary Gustafson leans on his ice ax to catch his breath. His legs and lungs, straining from nearly five hours of climb...
- Posted on March 18, 2015
She’s the only female taxi driver in Afghanistan
Sara Bahai's decision to become Afghanistan's only known female taxi driver was motivated less by ideals of equality than by the need to support an extended family — and a love of driving that has confined her conservative detractors to the rear-view mirror. She still reme...
Sara Bahai's decision to become Afghanistan's only known female taxi driver was motivated less by ideals of equality than by the need to support an extended family — and a love of driving that has confined her conservative detractors to the rear-view mirror. She still reme...
Sara Bahai's decision to become Afghanistan's only known female taxi driver was motivated less by ideals of equality ...
- Posted on March 18, 2015