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“Was the Civil War fought over slavery?”: Here’s the video to show idiots who think the answer is “No”

Col. Ty Seidule, head of the department of history at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point lowers the boom<p>Scott Eric Kaufman<p>August 11, 2015 8:29pm (UTC)<p>The next time an annoying friend or relative attempts to argue that the Civil War was fought over anything other than slavery, here's the …

Republican presidential debate: 8 takeaways

<b>(CNN) —</b> The top 10 candidates for the Republican presidential nomination only had a few minutes each on Thursday to capture the attention of voters tuning in to the first big-league Republican presidential debate.<p>Donald Trump may have grabbed the most headlines from the night, but the prime-time …

Government

NASA Confirms Liquid Lake on Saturn Moon

PASADENA, Calif. -- NASA scientists have concluded that at least one of the large lakes observed on Saturn's moon Titan contains liquid hydrocarbons, …

Astronomy

This Is How Many Animals Were Killed in Zimbabwe in the Last 20 Years

The death of Cecil the lion at the hands of pilloried dentist Walter Palmer has sparked worldwide outrage, with virtual mobs tanking Palmer’s Yelp …

Why is Russia sending bombers close to U.S. airspace?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two Russian bombers intercepted by U.S. fighter jets off the California coast on July Fourth could be seen as having raised a metaphorical middle finger to the United States.<p>"Good morning, American pilots. We are here to greet you on your Fourth of July Independence Day," they said, …

Military

Regulating Genomic Research: Top-Down Or Bottom-Up?

The next frontier in information technology is genomic sequencing, which will create the biggest of big data resources by 2025, according to experts in the field. It has been 15 years since President Clinton announced the first sequencing of the human genome; and it is now clear that researchers’ …

Neural efficiency hypothesis confirmed

The brains of more intelligent people are capable of solving tasks more efficiently, which is why these people have superior cognitive faculties, or …

The Incredible True Story of How Cannabis Could Be Coming to Rite-Aid

The Mayflower in Washington, D.C., is one the capital’s grand old hotels, presenting to Connecticut Avenue a broad, brick facade and an awning …

Alien Life On Jupiter Investigated As ESA Launches Work On JUICE Spacecraft

The European Space Agency's mission to Jupiter has received another green light that could help us find alien life on the large planet and its icy …

Paranormal

Over a thousand Rio taxi drivers block main city route to protest Uber

Cabbies parked their yellow taxis in a chain stretching three miles along one of the city’s main thoroughfares to protest the mobile app ride service<p>More than a thousand taxi drivers have joined a protest in Rio de Janeiro against ride-sharing company Uber, blocking roads and stalling traffic …

Transportation