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North Korea 'ready to respond' to US as it marks 70th anniversary of ruling party

Leader Kim Jong-un receives salutes from honorary guards before inspecting thousands of soldiers taking part in the display<p>North Korean leader Kim Jong-un declared on Saturday that his country was ready to stand up to any threat posed by the United States, as he spoke at a lavish military parade to …

What Exxon knew about the Earth's melting Arctic

Back in 1990, as the debate over climate change was heating up, a dissident shareholder petitioned the board of Exxon, one of the world’s largest oil companies, imploring it to develop a plan to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from its production plants and facilities.<p>The board’s response: Exxon …

Climate Change

Researchers determine origin of mysterious stone columns along Crowley Lake

The strange pillar-like formation emerged after Crowley Lake reservoir was completed in 1941: stone columns up to 20 feet tall connected by high arches, as if part of an ancient Moorish temple.<p>They had been buried and hidden for eons until the reservoir's pounding waves began carving out the softer …

Earth Science

Centuries-old Incan mummy's DNA reveals untold story of ancient lineage

Sequenced genome of boy who was sacrificed by the Inca 500 years ago points to extent of genetic diversity in the Andes before the Spanish arrived<p>Archaeologists and geneticists have sequenced the genome of a boy sacrificed 500 years ago during an Incan ritual in the Andes, finding a previously …

Elderly woman survived Texas massacre by hiding in woods

Woman, whose 77-year-old husband and grandson reportedly killed in massacre, escaped by hiding in woods for several hours<p>An elderly woman survived the slayings of six people at an east Texas campsite over the weekend by hiding in the woods for several hours before calling for help, the Anderson …

Smoking Pot Interferes With Math Skills, Study Finds

Researchers studying the effects of marijuana faced an obstacle: they couldn't create an exact control group. But a change in drug laws in the Netherlands offered a perfect laboratory.<p>Transcript<p>ARI SHAPIRO, HOST:<p>It can be difficult to study the effects of legalizing marijuana. And now, as many …

It’s the ‘end of the world’ yet again... but we feel fine

Apparently an asteroid is going to hit the earth in September. But the doomsday predictors have been wrong a few times before<p>Here we go again. Brace yourselves, everybody - <b>the world is reportedly going to end in September</b>, according to a prediction made by Isaac Newton, <b>as interpreted by this</b> …

The birth of a psychopath

<b>(CNN) —</b> After every horrific crime that shocks us, the next question we often ask is, "How could anyone do such a thing?"<p>If the criminal is a psychopath, the answer is very simple. They don't feel empathy or guilt. So instead of asking, "How could they do this horrible thing?" the more pertinent …

Psychology

Prison Born

What becomes of the babies of incarcerated mothers? Research suggests that having nurseries in prisons leads to lower recidivism rates for moms and better outcomes for their kids.<p>Alyssa mayer was four months pregnant the day a police officer showed up at her motel room in Kingston, New York. It was …

New names and insights about Ceres

The Dawn spacecraft is now moving to its third mapping orbit. Nothing new on the bright spots yet, but the crater that contains them has a new name: …

Astronomy

Watch A Fizzy Orb Float Through The Space Station In 4K

The RED Epic Dragon camera makes everything look beautiful, including antacids<p>Mankind’s outpost in space, the International Space Station, does a lot of important research. But the astronauts onboard also like to have fun, and the latest video from the ISS is an example of the latter.<p>In the …

Space

Skin made of silicon can now control cell phones

The latest in touch-screen technology involves the use of your own skin.<p>According to Reuters, a new product called iSkin uses silicon rubber and pressure-sensitive sensors to create an elastic film. When iSkin is combined with a medical-grade adhesive the electronic skin can be painlessly attached …

Touchscreens

Astronomers Present New Research On The Aging Universe

An international team of astronomers has measured the energy produced within a large portion of space more precisely than ever before, and their work shows how the universe is slowly dying.<p>Transcript<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:<p>One law of the universe is that all that begins must come to an end. Well, …

Tiny metal ‘pillars’ survive 1,100 degrees Celsius

Scientists have produced a thin film out of a new class of metal alloys that can survive very high temperatures and extreme pressures.<p>Researchers at …

As galactic light fades, astronomers study the death of the universe

Here's some cosmically bad news: The universe is dying. An international team of scientists that used seven powerful telescopes around the world to capture light coming from more than 200,000 galaxies has found that they're putting out half of the light that they did just 2 billion years ago – and …

NASA releases incredible closeup images of Saturn’s moon Dione

NASA has released a series of stunning images taken during the Cassini spacecraft’s last close flyby of Saturn’s moon Dione.<p>The images show a pockmarked landscape looming below the spacecraft. Cassini passed 295 miles above Dione’s surface at 2:33 p.m. ET on Aug. 17, its fifth close encounter with …

Inside Look at Adventure Time: The Enchiridion & Marcy's Super Secret Scrapbook!!!

Check out several exclusive images from the new book.<p>Mathematical! Adventure Time fans rejoice, because Cartoon Network is releasing a fun new book …

Schwartz

One of the grandest structures of the ancient world could be reborn

Until an earthquake in 226 BCE knocked it down, the Colossus of Rhodes, a 98-foot-high iron and bronze statue of the Greek god Helios, sat near the harbor of Rhodes, Greece, for 54 years.<p>Now a plan put forth by a small team of scientists seeks to rebuild the ancient statue and boost tourism and …

Ancient History

This Is the Best Public Restroom in America

Now you have an excuse to visit the small town of Minturn, Colorado.<p>For the past 14 years, the Ohio-based specialized services firm Cintas has conducted the America’s Best Restroom Contest to promote the importance of hygiene and salute businesses that strive for restroom excellence in both …

Posters

7 Reasons to Visit San Antonio Now

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>If your memories of <b>San Antonio</b> are limited to a stop at the Alamo and a meal on the River Walk accented by colorful umbrellas and mariachi music, it’s time to visit again.<p>Texas’s second largest city is in the midst of a cultural revival, with the up-and-coming Pearl district …

San Antonio

Boko Haram overtakes ISIS as world's deadliest terror group, report says

<b>(CNN) —</b> With its reign of terror in the Middle East, its claim to have brought down a Russian passenger jet and now, the atrocities in Paris, ISIS has commanded global headlines as the world's most dangerous terror group.<p>But another militant Islamist organization overtook ISIS to become the world's …

How to Make Thanksgiving Muffins with Stuffing

We're partnering with our Time Inc. sister brands Cooking Light, Health, My Recipes, Real Simple, Southern Living and Sunset to bring you 60 days of …

The Easy DIY Hack for Homemade Ravioli

Making fresh ravioli at home isn’t difficult (especially if you use F&W’s step-by-step guide), but we have a hack that makes it stupid-easy. Simply …

Space Mining Bill Passes In Congress

Now it's up to President Obama to decide whether Earth businesses can own pieces of asteroids<p>According to international treaties, no country is allowed to own things like moons or asteroids. But what about a company?<p>A new bill would allow space mining companies to own pieces of space. Although they …

Mining

Stealthy Shape-Shifting Skin Could Wrap Chinese Aircraft

Researchers publish stealth secrets<p>Chinese researchers have developed a new aircraft skin that makes planes even harder to see on radar. Published this week, the technique makes a plane skin that can adapt to different radar frequencies and react to them, the radio wave equivalent of chameleon skin.<p>…

North Korea Preparing For Possible Missile Launch: Yonhap Report

SEOUL — North Korea has declared a no-sail zone off its east coast in a sign it could be preparing a missile launch, Yonhap news agency reported on Sunday.<p>The warning covers all movement of ships from Nov. 11 to Dec. 7 for an area off the North's central coast, the agency said, quoting an unnamed …

Beneath the Surface in Florida

10 signs you’ve never been to Seattle

1. You don’t associate cherry blossoms with college campuses.<p>One of my favorite parts of attending the University of Washington — just northeast of …

Moist Tofu Cornbread

I know that the Thanksgiving holiday is especially hard for anyone who’s gluten free, has food sensitivities or allergies, or is just trying to eat …