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European Neandertals were cannibals

Neandertals ate each other—at least once in a while—according to a new analysis of bones unearthed in a Belgian cave. The remains were excavated near …

Flamingo Chicks Emerge From Nests in Turkey: Pictures

Salt Lake City

These Flower Portraits Will Leave You Breathless

Prepare yourself to be awestruck by Vicki Rawlins's flower portraits; using rose petals for lips and twigs for cheekbones, the Chicago-based artist collects pieces of mother nature in a bag and then painstakingly lays them out in her studio to create masterpieces. "Nothing taped, nothing glued, …

How Frigatebirds Stay In The Air For Months At A Time

They don't like getting wet<p>It's unusual for a marine bird to avoid water with the fastidiousness of a stereotypical cat. What's even more amazing are the extreme lengths that a great frigatebird will go to in order to avoid getting its feathers wet.<p>Great frigatebirds, which live in and around the …

Nature

The Most Over-The-Top Burgers In Every State

Cooking

12 Great Authors Pick Their Essential American Book

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Preview of Hampton Court Palace Flower Show: Pictures

Kelly Brook

A Ranger Looks Back on 50 Years at Glacier National Park

The National Park Service has been around for 100 years, and Bob Schuster has been helping visitors connect with nature for 50 of them.<p>This year marks the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary. The NPS manages 412 areas covering more than 84 million acres in the U.S., and has roughly 22,000 …

These Are the Best iPhone Photos of 2016

Photographers of the Year iPhone Photography Awards. Grand Prize Winner, Man and the Eagle.<br>Siyuan Niu<p>1 of 61<p>The winners of the ninth annual iPhone …

Proponents planning a redo of stalled water-train initiative

Backers of a controversial ballot measure intended to shift billions of dollars in state bond money from high speed rail to water storage projects say they will rewrite the stalled initiative in an effort to gain broader support.<p>The original proposal, despite receiving hundreds of thousands of …

UC Berkeley

Police believe fatal shootings in west Phoenix linked

PHOENIX (AP) — West Phoenix residents are on edge amid warnings that a serial shooter may be targeting their neighborhood.<p>Phoenix police say they are …

Law Enforcement

This Could Be The Strangest Exoplanet Found Yet

Giant planet orbits three stars at once<p>Imagine a planet, like Jupiter, but four times heavier. And it's got a huge orbit, maybe twice as wide as Pluto's. Oh, and it has three suns. That planet is real, and it's only 320 light years away. Meet HD 131399Ab.<p>A team of researchers found this strange …

Universe

How a Plane Crash Left a Picasso Painting Lost at Sea

When a flight crashed into the Atlantic, besides the terrible and huge loss of human life, the ocean also claimed much of the plane’s luggage, …

Airplanes

New El Chapo photo released after escape rumours spark Twitter frenzy

A new photograph of drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has been released to dispel rumours he has staged another amazing escape.<p>Twitter was awash with rumours on Friday that the head of Mexico’s Sinaloa cartel had escaped once again, sparking a host of jokes and memes.<p>Having spectacularly …

Colombia peace: Farc leaders 'could disown rogue unit'

<b>The senior command of the Colombian Farc rebels has said it will disown one of its guerrilla units if it refuses to demobilise.</b><p>A commander in eastern Colombia said units that did not accept peace terms being finalised with the government would have to leave the organisation.<p>On Friday, a senior …

Glimpse of Arctic seafloor reveals trawler’s damage

Changing Planet<p>I’m in the Arctic in the waters of Svalbard, north of Norway, at 78º North Latitude during the time of year when the sun never sets. For a few days I’m a guest aboard Greenpeace’s ship <i>Arctic Sunrise</i>.<p>We’re concerned about damage to the seafloor by a recent influx of fishing trawlers …

Seafloor

'A Government-Sponsored Disaster': Florida Asks For Federal Help With Toxic Algae

About a hundred miles north of Miami on the Atlantic Coast, the town of Stuart is a picturesque waterfront community — with homes, restaurants and parks overlooking the St. Lucie Estuary. But in many areas now, when you approach the water, the first thing you notice is the smell.<p>"There's no way to …

Biofuel

Scientists find the first water clouds beyond the Solar System

At last, astronomers have found evidence of watery clouds beyond our home star... only they're not hovering around a planet, like you might expect. UC Santa Cruz-led researchers have discovered signs of water vapor clouds around WISE 0855, a brown dwarf (that is, gas and dust that failed to become …

N. Korea's missile likely failed after launch from submarine

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea launched a ballistic missile from a submarine but it likely failed in its early stage, the latest in a string …

North Korea

Town founded by freed slaves celebrates 200 years

FREE HILL, Tenn. — Tucked away in the wooded hallows and ridges north of Celina, Tenn., in the Upper Cumberland region, freed slaves and later their descendants have lived here for two centuries.<p>The community is called Free Hill, or often Free Hills, and this unincorporated enclave in tiny, poor …

Black History

Arizona now has largest measles outbreak in U.S.

Health officials in Arizona attribute the largest current measles outbreak in the United States in part to the refusal of some workers at a federal immigration detention center to get vaccinated.<p>Authorities have confirmed 22 measles cases in Arizona since late May. All stem from the Eloy Detention …

Public Health