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The real story behind Santa Claus

<b>(CNN) —</b> Don't tell the kids, but we've got Santa Claus all wrong.<p>Countless Christmas songs tell us that Santa is basically the Judge Judy of juveniles. He decides who's been naughty or nice, and doles out presents or punishments accordingly.<p>But historians say Kris Kringle was originally created to …

GMO Facts: 10 Common GMO Claims Debunked

Learn About These GMO Facts<p>Later this year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture may approve the Arctic Granny and Arctic Golden, the first genetically modified apples to hit the market. Although it will probably be another two years before the non-browning fruits appears in stores, at least one …

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A former critic of genetically modified crops changes his tune and sings the praises of GMOs

Nearly all of the food you eat has been genetically modified in some way — from seedless grapes, sweet corn, and plump tomatoes, to perfectly round chickens and turkeys that are nearly all meat.<p>Animals and plants used in agriculture have all been selectively bred to enhance features that make them …

For City Dwellers, Stargazing Can Make For A Stellar Vacation

When was the last time you looked at the Milky Way? Or saw the shape of Cassiopeia? If you live in a city, you might not even remember. In the world's most populated areas, air and light pollution obscure the sight of thousands of stars once visible to the naked eye.<p>Fortunately, for those willing …

Nearly 4,000 first world war diaries made available online

First-hand accounts of trench warfare, gas attacks and battles involving horses and machine guns, are contained in nearly 4,000 diaries released online on Thursday to mark the centenary of the 1914-18 world war.<p>The diaries, digitised by the National Archives in a joint project with the Imperial War …

Two Striking Deserts Meet In This Popular Park

Travel<p>Arid low desert and vegetated high desert meet in Joshua Tree National Park, offering visitors stunning vistas and rewarding hikes.<p><b>Location:</b> California<b><br>Established:</b> October 31, 1994<b><br>Size:</b> 794,000 acres<p>Two desert systems, the Mojave and the Colorado, abut within Joshua Tree, dividing …

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Q&A: Richard Dawkins discusses evolution, religion and his fans

CONVERSATIONS IN SCIENCE<p>Q&A: Richard Dawkins discusses evolution, religion and his fans<p>British author and outspoken atheist Richard Dawkins talks about evolution, religion and his 'appetite for wonder.'<p>November 30, 2013|By Eryn Brown<p>British intellectual Richard Dawkins, author of “The Selfish …

Beginners Telescopes, Easy Guide and Review

Beginners Telescopes – Easy Guide and Review<p>Choose wisely when buying a <b>Telescope</b> Credit: meteorwatch<p>Beginners Telescopes: When people first get …

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 …

30 Historical Photographs That Will Shock & Amaze You

<i>Those who don't know history are destined to repeat it - Edmund Burke</i><p>In an era where every product is disposable, where the news cycle operates in 30 …

How to set up a Chromecast

To hear Google tell it, you'd think its<p>Chromecastpractically installed itself. I can tell you from experience that this is not the case.<p>To Google's credit, Chromecast setup is a breeze compared with some of the hair-pulling experiences I've had involving the<p>Apple TV, for which I suspect Apple …

How does spacetime get bent?

NSA surveillance: the US is behaving like China

Even though we know governments do all kinds of things I was shocked by the information about the US surveillance operation, Prism. To me, it's …