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Les Miserables Book Scarf - Infinity Scarf, Literary Scarf, Victor Hugo , Book Lover, Books, Reading, Teacher Gift

Wrap up with a good Book Scarf! Let everyone know about your great taste in books with a page from Victor Hugo's Les Miserables on an infinity scarf.<p>This patented Storiarts Book Scarf is cream colored, made from American-made super soft 100% cotton knit fabric, about 63" in circumference and 12" …

There Are (Probably) Billions of Earth-Like Planets in the Universe

New research, courtesy of NASA's Kepler telescope, suggests that there's no dearth of pseudo-Earths.<p>"When I began searching for exoplanets," Geoff Marcy told me last year, "everybody said I was crazy." Back then—in the 1990s, when "planet hunting" was new and, as its name might suggest, somewhat …

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Little boy joins Pope Francis on stage, refuses to leave

A young boy joined Pope Francis on stage in front of an estimated crowd of 150,000 people on Saturday, and liked his moment in the limelight so much that he decided to stick around.<p>The boy hugged the pope's legs as he made his address at an event titled Family, Live the Joy of Faith!<p>Aides …

Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex?

Ai Aoyama is a sex and relationship counsellor who works out of her narrow three-storey home on a Tokyo back street. Her first name means "love" in Japanese, and is a keepsake from her earlier days as a professional dominatrix. Back then, about 15 years ago, she was Queen Ai, or Queen Love, and she …

One of the solar system's largest volcanoes discovered in the Pacific Ocean

One of the largest known single volcanoes in the solar system is right here on Earth. Researchers from the University of Houston have determined that a structure long-hidden beneath the ocean, Tamu Massif, is actually one large volcano — not a series of smaller ones. At just over 400 miles wide, it …

King Solomon-era mines discovered in Israel

Copper mines discovered in Israel that were thought to have been built by the ancient Egyptians, were active three centuries later and were actually King Solomon-era mines, archaeologists have claimed.<p>Known as Slaves' Hill, the site is among thousands of copper mines scattered about the Timna …

U.S. moves closer to military action against Syria

WASHINGTON – The Obama administration moved closer to military action against Syria on Monday as Secretary of State John Kerry said the government of Bashar Assad used chemical weapons against its own people and cynically tried to cover it up.<p>The White House started reaching out to congressional …

Couple married 65 years die on same day

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Relatives of an Ohio couple who died at a nursing home 11 hours apart on the same day said their love story's ending reflects their devotion over 65 years of marriage.<p>Harold and Ruth Knapke died in their shared room on Aug. 11, days before their 66th anniversary, The <i>Dayton Daily</i> …

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Obamas adopt new puppy named Sunny

There is a fresh pitter-patter of tiny paws in the White House: the Obamas have adopted a new puppy named Sunny.<p>The one-year-old girl is a Portugese Water Dog like Bo, the incumbent First pooch, and arrived at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue on Monday.<p>Michelle Obama wrote out a rare personal tweet, signed …

Dramatic, telling photos capture Egypt’s evolving story - Video on NBCNews.com

>>> as we've seen, there have been many extraordinary and troubling images coming out of egypt this week, and some of the most poignant have come to us through the lens of a photographer in cairo . nbc's ayman mow haw dean caught up with him today in cairo .>> reporter: for three years, this man …

Newly Discovered Carnivore Looks Like Teddy Bear

In "incredibly rare" find, scientists discover animal in Andean cloud forests.<p><b>A fuzzy fog-dweller with a face like a teddy bear is the first carnivore found in the Western Hemisphere in more than three decades, a new study says.</b><p>The 2-pound (0.9-kilogram) creature, called an olinguito, didn't make …

Trove of pristine shipwrecks may be buried around Antarctica

The oceans surrounding Antarctica may be littered with buried shipwrecks in pristine condition, new research suggests.<p>Researchers came to that conclusion, detailed Tuesday in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, after burying wood and bone at the depths of the Antarctic oceans and …

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NASA Finds A Pink Planet That Challenges Current Theories

About 57 light years from Earth, astronomers have discovered a large new planet, colored a deep magenta. It’s the second planet whose color has been directly observed by astronomers, the first being HD 189733b. That alone would make this find noteworthy. But equally noteworthy is the fact that the …

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Atlantic hurricane season may be milder than previously thought

This Atlantic hurricane season may not be quite as busy as US forecasters once thought, but they still warn of an unusually active and potentially dangerous few months to come.<p>The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration updated its hurricane season forecast Thursday, trimming back the …

Sun will flip its magnetic field soon, NASA says

The sun is gearing up for a major solar flip, NASA says.<p>In an event that occurs once every 11 years, the magnetic field of the sun will change its polarity in a matter of months, according to new observations by NASA-supported observatories.<p>The flipping of the sun's magnetic field marks the peak of …

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Obama Will Deliver Speech On Steps Of The Lincoln Memorial

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the civil rights' movement March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, President Obama will deliver remarks from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, the White House said today.<p>It was on those same steps that 50 years ago on August 28, that Martin Luther King …

Stunning Maya sculpture unearthed from buried pyramid

Maya archaeologists report a stunning discovery, a well-preserved stucco sculpture outside a buried tomb depicting the crowning of a Maya ruler.<p>An international archaeology team on Wednesday reported the discovery of a "stunning" stucco wall sculpture, its colors intact, unearthed in Guatemala …

Worms' Bright Blue Death Could Shed Light On Human Aging

Last year, researchers at University College London's Institute of Healthy Ageing were looking through their microscopes when they saw something amazing.<p>David Gems, professor of biogerentology, was part of the team looking for answers to big questions about human aging in small, squishy little …

4-year-old reelected mayor

DORSET, Minn. - Robert “Bobby” Tufts hasn’t made it to preschool yet, but he’s already been elected twice as mayor of a tiny tourist town in northern Minnesota.<p>Mayor Tufts’ name was picked Sunday during annual Taste of Dorset festival to be mayor of Dorset for a second term. It has no formal city …

China to ditch its one-child policy as ageing crisis looms

China's new leaders are close to abandoning the country's one-child policy, belatedly moving to avert an ageing crunch as the work force goes into sharp decline.<p>The official news agency Xinhua reported that the Family Planning Commission is studying proposals to lift the ban on a second child, if …

Prince of Cambridge's parents present him to the world at first photocall

A future king has attended his first photocall aged one day old as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge presented their newborn son to the world.<p>The …

New Big-Nosed Horned Dinosaur Found in Utah

Nasutoceratops titusi is a distant relative of Triceratops, study says.<p><b>Paleontologists have discovered a new dinosaur, a Triceratops relative with a supersize schnoz that once roamed present-day Utah.</b><p><i>Nasutoceratops titusi</i> belonged to a group of horned dinosaurs called ceratopsids, large four-legged …

T rex tooth found embedded in prey, restoring dinosaur's reputation

Threats to the fearsome reputation of <i>Tyrannosaurus rex</i> appeared to have been seen off on Monday by fresh evidence unearthed in the US.<p>The dinosaur's …

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