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The Most Closed Congress in History

By now, many Americans have seen the headlines that this Congress is on pace to be the least productive in history. What is less well known is that under Republican control, we have also experienced the most closed session of Congress in history—a dubious achievement that has contributed to the …

Searching For The Science Behind Reincarnation

Say a child has memories of being a Hollywood extra in the 1930s. Is it just an active imagination, or actual evidence of reincarnation? Jim Tucker, a psychologist at the University of Virginia studies hundreds of cases like this and joins NPR's Rachel Martin to share his research on the science …

98 Percent of Pacific Ocean Floor Covered in Dead Creatures: Climate Change Likely, Study Says

A series of articles published in the last month–which have been heavily shared on Facebook–imply that the aftermath of Fukushima Daiichi disaster …

Looks Like The Paleo Diet Wasn't Always So Hot For Ancient Teeth

One of the hinge points in human history was the invention of agriculture. It led to large communities, monumental architecture and complex societies. It also led to tooth decay.<p>When hunter-gatherers started adding grains and starches to their diet, it brought about the "age of cavities." At least …

Canada's Ex-Defense Minister Says Aliens Would Give Earth Tech If We Were Less Warlike

Aliens, man. If we would only listen to them, the world would be a better place.<p>It's not necessarily shocking to hear somebody claim that at least four different species of aliens have visited the Earth, for thousands of years. But it is somewhat more shocking when that person was once in charge of …

U.S. May Soon Require Cars Be Able To Talk To Each Other

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration missed its own deadlines for making a decision on mandating car-to-car communications, but says it will come soon.<p>Officials will decide in the "coming weeks" whether all new cars in the U.S. must have the technology to communicate with other cars …

Polar Vortex Blamed For Dangerously Cold Weather

A phenomenon called the Polar Vortex is responsible for one of the nation's coldest periods in two decades. David Greene talks to Andrew Freedman, senior science writer for Climate Central, an independent non-profit organization researching and reporting on the science and impacts of climate change.<p>…

BCS National Championship Game 2014: Auburn's Cinderella Slipper Finally Breaks

It’s been a wild ride, Auburn. And perhaps wild doesn’t even begin to describe the season that was.<p>What began with little hope and robust 1000-1 odds to win the BCS National Championship Game ended with a thrilling, hard-fought 34-31 loss in the final BCS game ever played.<p>It wasn’t the storybook …

10 Ancient Archaeological Sites for Your World Travel Bucket List

Shares 7K<p>Typically, when ancient archaeological sites get some form of development, it’s a benefit.<p>With development comes better controlled access …