Allyson Ronia

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'Homo Naledi': A New Human-Like Species Could Change Our Ideas on Evolution

Researchers claim to have found a new, ancient human-like species.<p>In an unprecedented discovery, 15 partial skeletons have been unearthed from deep inside a cave in South Africa. Dubbed <i>homo naledi,</i> researchers say that these old "human-like" fossils suggest the discovery of a new species that could …

Prehistory

The Beginner's Guide to Meditation

Yes, you can find your way to meditation's storied benefits.<p>Maybe you've tried meditating before. You close your eyes, expecting enlightenment (or at …

Greece Agrees to Its Third European Bailout After Marathon Talks

The last round of talks on the Greek debt crisis went through the night on Sunday for 17 grueling hours, but when European leaders finally emerged …

Condoms That Change Color In Contact with STD Win Tech Award

The old adage goes that teenagers think about sex constantly, but there are at least a few out there who have expressed a very keen interest in the …

Pluto probe uncovers mysterious 'dark pole' on big moon Charon

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has spotted a strange dark patch at the pole of Pluto's big moon Charon, further whetting researchers' appetites ahead …

No Lords, no fees, no nukes finds survey

THE UK should not have nuclear weapons, student tuition should be free and the House of Lords should abolished, according to the results of an …

United Kingdom

Canadian judge frees former teen terrorist who killed US Army medic

A former teen terrorist who killed a U.S. Army Delta Force medic in Afghanistan in 2002 was released on bail Thursday by a Canadian judge, a move that allows the former Guantanamo Bay detainee to appeal his U.S. conviction while free.<p>Omar Khadr, a Canadian citizen, was just 15 when he threw the …

Burundi protesters set man ablaze in apparent revenge attack

Three protesters and one suspected member of ruling party’s youth wing killed in ongoing unrest over president’s bid for third term<p>A man was burned to death by protesters on the streets of Burundi’s capital, witnesses said – one of at least four people to be killed amid ongoing demonstrations …

Africa

Video Shown at Cleveland Cavaliers Game Sparks Outrage

A video shown during a Cleveland Cavaliers game on Wednesday, which was also posted online, quickly drew criticism for seeming to make light of …

Meet the New (and Old) Cast of Captain America: Civil War

In <i>Captain America: Civil War</i>, there’s a government push to ID all super-powered beings on Earth, whether they like it or not.<p>Now that the movie has …

Star Wars, Tacos and Mice: Life Aboard the Space Station

Think you’re cool because you hosted a <i>Star Wars</i>-watching party on May 4, a date that is recognized as Star Wars Day? Well, you’re not as cool as you …

Chipotle Essay Contest for Students Lets Winners Get Published — on Cups

Chipotle has already adorned its cups and bags with excerpts from notable authors like Neil Gaiman, Toni Morrison, and George Saunders, and now the …

Researchers find new 'most distant' galaxy in the universe

Peering through the voids of space is a lot like time travelling: the deeper we gaze into a seemingly endless Universe, the further back in time we can see. Now, a team of researchers led by astronomers from Yale University and UC Santa Cruz have announced that they've discovered the most distant …

Scientists Have Sequenced the Entire Genome of a Woolly Mammoth

An international team of scientists has sequenced the whole genome of the woolly mammoth, a breakthrough that could help our understanding of why …

Aaron Hernandez guilty of murder

<b>Fall River, Massachusetts (CNN) —</b> Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez looked on impassively Wednesday as he was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole, a new low for a young man who once enjoyed a $40 million pro-football contract and now stands convicted in the 2013 …

Aaron Hernandez

Top 5 Richest Tycoons in Renewable Energy

Not so many years ago the idea of a renewable energy CEO raking in billions, joining the ranks of oil barons, publishing tycoons, banking scions and …

The 5 Most Spectacular National Park Road Trips

<i>by Valerie Conners, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>Nothing gets us more excited for summer than the prospect of an epic road trip: wind whipping through open car windows, highways flanked by stunning landscapes. Luckily, this is an easy reality in the U.S., thanks to an abundance of amazing national parks. …

Please Stop Hating Your Body

We live in a culture that <b>hates</b> the body. Don't believe me? Look around. We set unsustainable standards of physical beauty and enlist models to represent them. We then slather these models in oils and makeup, place them under "flattering" lights, and Photoshop them into oblivion.<p>We take these …

Best Space Books and Sci-Fi: A Space.com Reading List

There are plenty of great books out there about space — so many, in fact, that it can feel a little overwhelming to figure out where to start, …

Books

George Zimmerman Accuses President Obama of Inciting Racial Tension

George Zimmerman, acquitted of criminal charges in the 2012 Florida shooting death of African-American teen Trayvon Martin, says he has a clear …

Jupiter Smashed The Super-Earth Version Of Our Solar System

Our Solar System may have once been made up of a number of super-Earths – until Jupiter came barrelling through the planetary system like a wrecking ball.<p>A new study by Caltech planetary scientist Konstantin Batygin and UC Santa Cruz professor of astronomy and astrophysics Gregory Laughlin suggests …

Universe

5 habits of vegetarians you should steal

More and more of my clients consider themselves to be “part-time” vegetarians. While they may not want to give up meat altogether, they enjoy plenty of meatless meals or take part in ongoing movements, like Meatless Mondays. Today is another formal campaign focused on leaving meat off your plate: …

Israeli Cave Explorers Find Hidden Alexander the Great–Era Treasure

Cave explorers in northern Israel stumbled upon a secret stash of silver coins and jewelry that date back to the time of Alexander the Great.<p>“The …

This 50-Pound Weight-Loss Story Proves We All Have What It Takes

<i>Think you're going to bulk up if you start lifting weights? Our next Before & After story will change your mind. It comes courtesy of fitness coach Kelsey Byers, who blogs at Good Morning Fitness and is part of our POPSUGAR Select Fitness program. Read her weight-loss success story and get her tips</i> …

Solar on the Move with Sun King PRO

As solar cells have become more durable, compact, efficient and cheap to produce, the technology has gradually found its way into a greater number of consumer products. From backpacks to watches , harnessing the sun's energy has never been more accessible. And the Sun King PRO from Chicago-based …

Solar Charging

The World's Oldest Person Is Totally Chill About Turning 117

The world’s oldest person has lived through two World Wars and the invention of the first airplane, but it doesn’t seem like a long time to Misao …

The Lost Amber Room: Retirees Dig for Nazi-Looted Treasure in Germany

MAINZ, Germany — Is the "Eighth Wonder of the World" buried in a small northern German city?<p>A group led by white-haired retirees thinks so — and guided by gut instincts and determination has taken to digging up the streets of Wuppertal in search of the Nazi-looted Amber Room.<p>"We are no treasure …

World History

Hundreds of galaxies seen in a new 3-D view of the universe

The Hubble Space Telescope has some competition. A telescope in Chile has captured a three-dimensional view of a part of the sky previously imaged by …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Style<p>Our Legacy joins the fray.<p>By Tyler Watamanuk1 day agoView More<p>Best Dressed<p><i>GQ</i>-approved kits from every red carpet, airport arrival, and coffee …

Lifestyle