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Drugs in dirt: Scientists appeal for help

<b>US scientists are asking the public to join them in their quest to mine the Earth's soil for compounds that could be turned into vital new drugs.</b><p>Spurred on by the recent discovery of a potential new antibiotic in soil, the Rockefeller University team want to check dirt from every country in the …

Fastest-Melting Region of Antarctica Triples Rate in a Decade

The fastest-melting region of Antarctica is doing so at a rate triple that of a decade ago, according to a new analysis, making it the largest area …

Washington 4-year-old accidentally shoots 3-year-old neighbor

A 3-year-old boy is in serious condition in Washington after he was shot in the mouth by a 4-year-old neighbor who was playing with a gun, police said.<p>He was hurt after 10 p.m. Friday in Lake Stevens, roughly 40 miles north of Seattle, according to a news release from the Snohomish County Sheriff's …

Watch a Black Hole Get Evicted From a Galaxy

A couple of years ago, astronomer Michael Koss was searching the heavens for active galactic nuclei (AGN). In plain English, those are giant black …

Obama's immigration move is a win

Obama: We'll deport felons, not families<p><b>STORY HIGHLIGHTS</b><p>President grants 5 million undocumented immigrants relief from deportation<br>• Maria Cardona: President's executive order will help America in three keys ways<br>• Presidents Reagan, Bush I, Clinton and Bush II have also helped undocumented<br>• Cardona: …

How a Public Chinese Immersion School Is Desegregating St. Louis

This article is from the archive of our partner<p>ST. LOUIS—"Zăo shà ng hăo," says principal Lydia Chen in Mandarin Chinese to about 160 children …

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Sophisticated Neanderthals may have made abstract art

Talk about outsider art: Researchers say they have found the first evidence of abstract art created by Neanderthals in a cave above the Mediterranean Sea.<p>The "art," pictured above, was found toward the back of a cave in Gibraltar at the southern tip of the Iberian Peninsula. It consists of 13 lines …

Monkey leaders and followers have 'specialised brains'

<b>Monkeys at the top and bottom of the social pecking order have physically different brains, research has found.</b><p>A particular network of brain areas was bigger in dominant animals, while other regions were bigger in subordinates.<p>The study suggests that primate brains, including ours, can be …

Michael Brown: Unarmed man killed by police (Opinion) - CNN.com

<i>Editor's note: LZ Granderson is a CNN contributor, a senior writer for ESPN and a lecturer at Northwestern University. He is a former Hechinger Institute fellow and his commentary has been recognized by the Online News Association, the National Association of Black Journalists and the National</i> …

The Daily Show President: Obama's Edgy Humor

Obama’s approval numbers may be not so great, but his funny bone is well-honed, and different from his predecessors’.<p>While President Obama’s approval …