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Ghost forests are eerie evidence of rising seas

Jennifer Walker stepped off her kayak into a wall of riverside grass. She steadied herself and stooped to scoop soil into a jar, then disappeared …

Sea Level

The true story of a scientist who discovered the equation for altruism—and gave himself away

Laura met George in the pages of <i>Reader’s Digest</i>. In just a couple of column inches, she read an abridged version of his biography and was instantly intrigued. In the 1960s, apparently, egotistical scientist George Price discovered an equation that explained the evolution of altruism, then overnight …

University College London

As Syria truce holds. al-Qaida affiliate denounces it

BEIRUT (AP) — With much of Syria calm for the past 24 hours, a powerful al-Qaida-linked group sharply criticized the U.S.-Russian-brokered …

Middle East

Holocaust survivor who endured 9 Nazi camps dies at 91

FAIR LAWN, N.J. — Holocaust survivor Abraham Peck saw it as his duty to share his story. Of cheating death in nine Nazi concentration and work camps. Of being so famished that even a bread scrap provided sustenance.<p>The longtime Fair Lawn resident, who died of kidney failure last Thursday at 91, …

Six Brain Hacks To Learn Anything Faster

Research proves there are ways to learn new skills and concepts with speed and ease.<p>Whether it’s a new technology, a foreign language, or an advanced skill, staying competitive often means learning new things. Nearly two-thirds of U.S. workers have taken a course or sought additional training to …

2016 wildlife photographer of the year finalists - in pictures

Wildlife

The most gorgeous Canadian islands you need to visit

Whenever you run out of ideas for your next traveling destination, have in mind that Canada is always a good idea. This lovely country in <b>North …

Canada

Trump tries to reset with economic speech — but faces new resistance in GOP

By Sean Sullivan<p>, Reporter<p>Jim Tankersley<p>, Economic Policy Correspondent<p>Seeking to put the most difficult stretch of his campaign behind him, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump used a major economic speech Monday to reach out to two voting blocs that remain critical to his faltering …

Donald Trump

The top 10 new species of 2016

The tallest place on Earth is nowhere near Mt. Everest

Whenever the question is asked, "what is the highest point on planet Earth?" people naturally assume that the answer is Mt. Everest.<p>In fact, so embedded is the notion that Mt. Everest is the highest point on the world that most people wouldn't even think twice before answering. And even when we …

Sea Level

Thought-provoking illustrations showing devastating effects on nature

Environmental issues are the most significant of many problems that we are facing right now. In this post, we are featuring a series of …

The story of Wojtek: The 440-pound bear that drank, smoked, and carried weapons for the Polish army during World War II

Wojtek first came to the company as a cub, but over the course of the war he matured and was given the rank of corporal in the Polish army.<p>Here's Wojtek's amazing story below.

World History

The Limits Of How Far Humanity Can Go In The Universe

If you peer out into the depths of space — at the vast expanse of stars, galaxies, and even the leftover glow from the Big Bang itself — you might think that if humanity can understand the laws of nature and create a good enough technology, there are no limits to what we can explore. If we were to …

Earth’s Most Striking Scenes, As Seen From Above

Photographer Bernhard Edmaier's aerial landscapes are a celebration of color, form, and the wonders of geology.<p>Twenty-three years ago, German photographer Bernhard Edmaier was working as a geologist. He was fascinated with the Earth and its ever changing structures, but something about spending his …

25 Times You Were Proud To Be Canadian In 2015

Humanity, eh?

What's This Tropical, Venomous Sea Snake Doing in California?

Weird & Wild<p>El Niño's warmer currents may be to blame for unusual occurrence, scientists say.<p>Highly venomous yellow-bellied sea snakes are rarely spotted in the cold waters off California. But a dead one was found this week on a popular state beach in Southern California.<p>The specimen was discovered …

10 Creatures That Prove The Deep Sea Is An Extreme And Bizarre Place

It doesn't get any stranger than this.<p>When you think of ocean creatures, playful dolphins and awe-inspiring blue whales are probably the first things that come to mind.<p>But the deepest parts of the sea are home to some rather different types of animals -- and these creatures tend to be a little more …

Extremely Rare Fishing Snakes Discovered

The little-seen reptiles, native to Andean cloud forests, are still mostly a mystery, scientists say.<p>Deep in the remote tropical forests of the northern Andes, scientists have discovered three new species of extremely rare snake.<p>The discovery comes mere weeks after a separate team announced the …

The Internet Is Not Happy About This Family's Christmas Photo

Happy holidays?<p>One Florida family's Christmas photo is causing quite the stir.<p>The Internet erupted on Thursday when 19-year-old Rachel Yoshida posted a photo to Imgur and Reddit of her family wearing some festive T-shirts:<p>Rachel, her older sister Natalie, and their mother are wearing shirts that …

Florida

The Navy's new, futuristic destroyer Zumwalt is finally at sea. A lot is on the line.

The Navy's futuristic destroyer Zumwalt traveled down the Kennebec River in Maine on Monday, maneuvering toward the Atlantic Ocean. It's a path that many vessels have taken after being built at the Bath Iron Works shipyard, but it also signals the start of something significant: sea trials that …

The Strangest Places on Earth (Are Also the Most Sublime)

Technicolor mountains, otherworldly forests, and glow-in-the-dark beaches: These unusual places around the world prove that weird can also be wonderful.<p>Rakotzbrücke (Rakotz Bridge): Kromlau, Germany<p>Salar de Uyuni: Bolivia<p>Valle de Cocora: Quindío, Colombia<p>Mendenhall Ice Caves: Juneau, Alaska<p>Angel …

National Parks