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Billionaire Raises The Alarm At Davos About Low-Paying US Jobs

Does one ask Pharrell Williams about his role as a coach on "The Voice"? Or perhaps query Egyptian leader Gen. Abdel Sisi if he is partial to alpine or cross country skiing?<p>They are both among the 2,500 people at the 45th Annual World Economic Forum where industry leaders, politicians, diplomats, …

ISIS apparently demands release of terrorist to spare Japanese hostage

<b>Tokyo (CNN) —</b> ISIS appears to have beheaded one of its Japanese hostages and is demanding the release of a convicted terrorist in Jordan to spare the other.<p>A video file posted online Saturday by a known ISIS supporter shows an image of one hostage, Kenji Goto, holding a photo of what appears to be …

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How Animals Hacked The Rainbow And Got Stumped On Blue

Until about 600 million years ago, seeing colors didn't matter so much to Earth's inhabitants — nobody had eyes.<p>"Before the eye evolved, you just wouldn't have seen what was there," says Andrew Parker, a biologist at London's Natural History Museum who studies the evolution of color.<p>Simple animals …

Monster Sunspot Threatens Earth With Solar Storms

Changing Planet<p><b>The solar eclipse may steal the week’s heavenly headlines, but a monster sunspot—the likes of which hasn’t been seen for years—has turned toward Earth and may spew some serious solar storms.</b><p>From the moment the gigantic sunspot cluster known as AR 2192 appeared on the eastern side of …