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The problem isn't student loans - it's the entire higher education system

The high cost of housing and meeting regulations to launch businesses add additional burdens, but the weight of $1.3 trillion in debt right out of the starting gate is crushing.<p>The "solution" being pursued by the federal government is obvious: take over most of the student debt and then eventually …

From 'Dracula' fish to snub-nosed monkeys: New species found in Himalayas

<b>(CNN) —</b> Most people hate rainy weather. It can put a damper on plans and keep you cooped up indoors.<p>But spare a thought for the Burmese snub-nosed monkey.<p>The furry fellow often spends rainy days with its head down between its knees because otherwise the water runs into its upturned nose and makes …

South Carolina’s floating fire ant islands are every bit as creepy as they sound

Your state just got blasted with a “fire hose” of water. Roads are damaged, your property is trashed and then your nightmares really start to come true: floating swarms of fire ants coming right at you.<p>That was the reality for South Carolina residents hit by a week of rain joined with a band of wet …

Chernobyl Disaster: Wildlife Thriving As Researchers Find Humans Are More Damaging Than Radiation

Humans are more damaging to wildlife than the aftermath radiation from a nuclear disaster, a leading study into Chernobyl has found.<p>When an explosion …

There's a new species taking over at Chernobyl

What happens when humans abandon 1,600 square miles because of radioactivity? Wildlife runs rampant, apparently. A new study on animals in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone shows what once looked something like a wasteland is now packed with elk, roe deer, red deer, wild boar, and wolves.<p>Researchers …

A novel with a steampunk aesthetic and a Philip K. Dick heart

Zachary Thomas Dodson’s debut novel is an easy book to admire, but it’s a tougher one to love. Following in the tradition of postmodernist …