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US approves first ferry service to Cuba

Ferries look set to run between Florida and Cuba for the first time in more than 50 years<p>The <b>Obama</b> administration approved the first ferry service in decades between the <b>United States</b> and <b>Cuba</b> on Tuesday, potentially opening a new path for the hundreds of thousands of people and hundreds of millions …

Mars astronauts could develop dementia on journey to Red Planet

Dangerous space radiation could mean astronauts develop dementia before ever setting foot on Mars<p>The technological challenge of getting to Mars may seem like a huge hurdle but it may be biology that holds humanity back from venturing to the Red Planet.<p>Astronauts could develop irreversible dementia …

Tortoise, 90, gets wheels for legs after rat attack

Mrs T's owners glue wheels from model aircraft onto her shell after rat chews off two front legs while she was hibernating in Pembroke, West Wales<p>A 90-year-old tortoise is going twice its normal speed after being fitted with a set of wheels.<p>The animal, called Mrs T, was facing a grim future after a …

It Takes a Village to Save a Monk Seal

KAHUKU, Hawaii—One of the world’s rarest marine mammals is surprisingly easy to find.<p>I stroll down the beach from the secluded Turtle Bay Resort on …

Usain Bolt Comments on Tyson Gay's Return to Track

Nearly 10 months since Tyson Gay's return to track and field after a one-year doping ban, rival Usain Bolt remains perplexed by what he considers to be a slap on the wrist.<p>According to <i>Runner's World</i> (h/t <i>The Guardian</i>), the Jamaican superstar believes his American counterpart should have received a …

How to watch a total eclipse of the moon

Are you planning on watching the September 27-28 eclipse outside? Here are some tips.<p>A total lunar eclipse is one of the most dramatic and beautiful …

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Glow-In-The-Dark Tampons Used To Find Sewage-Filled Waterways

Cleanup in tributary three!<p>Tampons are pretty much only made for their one purpose, but engineers at the University of Sheffield figured out a way for this feminine hygiene product to clean up the environment.<p>Many household products that end up washed down a toilet or a bathroom drain contain …

Spring means these 4 hibernators are waking up

With the onset of spring in the Northern Hemisphere, animals that hibernate are waking up from a long-period of deep sleep.<p>With the onset of spring …

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21 remarkable new animal species that will freak you out (pictures)

Google Maps now lets you turn any location into a game of Pac-Man

Just in time for April Fools' Day<p>Your neighborhood just got a lot more interesting. Google has released a new feature for Maps that lets you turn any location into a game of <i>Pac-Man</i> — all you have to do is click the new <i>Pac-Man</i> button that resides in the lower left corner of the screen. When you do, …

Stunning Digital Portraits of Animals Mimic Folded Paper

Russian artist Maxim Shkret possesses the incredible skill of making digital art feel as though it's part of the natural world. Using tools and programs like Pixologic Zbursh, Vray, 3DS Max, and Photoshop, he renders stunning portraits of wild creatures. They're part of his ongoing series of …

The Science Of Why You Should Spend Your Money On Experiences, Not Things

You don’t have infinite money. Spend it on stuff that research says makes you happy.<p>Most people are in the pursuit of happiness. There are economists who think happiness is the best indicator of the health of a society. We know that money can make you happier, though after your basic needs are met, …

Earth Has A Layer No One Knew About

Just like onions and cartoon ogres<p>Our perspective of Earth tends to be very shallow--literally. Everything we experience, from the deepest depths of the ocean to the highest mountain peaks, only skims the top of the outermost layer of the Earth, the crust, which is about 4 miles thick under the …

Your poop-water contains valuable metals

Americans are flushing a lot of valuable metals, according to new research by the United States Geological Survey. For eight years, researchers took monthly samples from wastewater treatment plants across the country and cataloged what they found. Silver was particularly common, appearing at an …

Do you genes determine your entire life?

Some scientists claim that new discoveries have proved free will is an illusion. Nonsense, says Julian Baggini<p>Whenever you read stories about identical twins separated at birth, they tend to follow the template set by the most remarkable of them all: the “two Jims”. James Springer and James Lewis …

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Why Doesn’t Ireland Have Snakes?

It ain’t because of Saint Patrick<p>Legend has it that, back in the fifth century A.D., St. Patrick exterminated Ireland’s snakes by driving them into the sea. He would appear to have done a thorough job, because Ireland is free of native snakes to this day.<p>Except, Ireland never actually had snakes. …

51 of the Best Breakfast Recipes Ever

Waking up is never easy, but breakfast food makes the prospect a whole lot sunnier.<p>Put some coffee on and get cookin'.<p><b>Monkey-Bread Danish</b><p>Danish meets monkey bread. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Red Velvet Pancakes</b><p>Sexiest breakfast ever. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Onion & Arugula Frittata</b><p>Served straight out of the pan. <b>Get the</b> …

Touching Photos of Rescue Dogs with Their Tattooed Owners

To combat the prejudices felt against both tattooed people and rescue dogs, photographer Brian Batista started a heartwarming project. He would photograph them together. <i>Tattoos and Rescues</i> began back in September 2012 in Birmingham, Alabama and it shows photos of rescue dogs with their loving …

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Limpet teeth found to be strongest natural material

Scientists say structure of teeth could be reproduced in high-performance engineering to make Formula One cars, boats and planes<p>Scientists believe they may have found the strongest natural material known to man – the teeth of the humble limpet, which could be copied to make the cars, boats and …

Simply breathtaking: Freediving couple's stunning underwater photo shoot | CNN Travel

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How extreme fear shapes what we remember

Many of us will experience a significant trauma in our lives, says Lesley Evans Ogden. Yet could there be ways to avoid reliving the memories?<p>It was no ordinary honeymoon. After boarding their flight in Canada on the evening of 23 August 2001, newlyweds Margaret McKinnon and her husband were …

The Brain

How Languages and Genes Evolve Together

Researchers have found that geography makes us who we are—genetically and linguistically.<p>As human populations disperse, the separation leads to changes both in genes and in language. So if we look at human DNA and languages over time, we should find that they differ along similar geographic …

What would you say to a world in which the status quo for the ocean was conse...

What would you say to a world in which the status quo for the ocean was conservation and industry had to prove the sustainability of their methods, …

R/C Plane Crashes Into Ocean, Films Underwater Reef Life

This is the video from an R/C plane flying over Osprey Bay in Western Australia when the plane's operator loses sight of it in the sun's glare and …

Capsized iceberg resembles a sapphire in the Southern Ocean

As filmmaker Alex Cornell explored a glacial cove in Antarctica recently, a tipped iceberg made an appearance, rising nearly 30 feet out of the …

Ocean Gravity: Spectacular Footage of Freediver Guillaume Nery Flying through Swift Ocean Currents North of Tahiti | Colossal

<p>Filmed late last year by director and underwater cameraman Julie Gautier, this amazing footage shows free diver Guillaume Néry as he’s carried by …

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Here are all the commercials that ran during the Super Bowl, in order

There were some clear stand-outs, and a few ads t hat didn't go down too well with the tens of millions of viewers watching the game.<p>There were 71 national ads in total (Many more ads aired during the game, but these were bought on a regional — and far cheaper — basis.) Re-watch your favorites.

Tales from Auschwitz: survivor stories

Photograph: Reuters<p>Some of the 600 children who survived Auschwitz show their identification numbers.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/1/26/1422280529297/87c46f20-f20a-46e4-81ed-e0170d19ce79-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Reuters<p>Some of the 600 children who survived …

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