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The 10 Greatest Books Ever, According to 125 Top Authors (Download Them for Free)

Earlier this month, we highlighted The 10 Greatest Films of All Time According to 846 Film Critics. Featuring films by Hitchcock, Kubrick, Welles and …

How Giant Birds Can Fly Nearly 10,000 Miles in One Go

<b>Forget circumnavigating the globe in 80 days—an albatross can do it in a mere 46!</b><p>These world travelers are among the largest flying birds, weighing up to 25 pounds (11 kilograms), and with a wingspan of 11 feet (3 meters). But hefting such huge bodies off the ground takes a lot of energy. If …

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CDC importing meningitis vaccine to fight Princeton outbreak

Federal health officials have agreed to import a meningitis vaccine approved in Europe and Australia but not the U.S. as officials at Princeton University consider measures to stop the spread of the disease on the Ivy League campus.<p>The Food and Drug Administration this week approved importing …

GOP Candidates Split Over Obamacare In Louisiana Race

There's a House special election Saturday, but almost no one outside Louisiana has noticed.<p>Here's why: The race in the state's safely Republican 5th Congressional District will have no impact on the balance of power in Congress.<p>There's also very little separation between state Sen. Neil Riser and …

Helicopter crashes in to 38-storey luxury apartment block in Seoul

Pilots killed as propeller blades clip side of high rise building sending helicopter crashing in to the ground<p>A helicopter plunged to the ground in Seoul, killing both pilots after its propeller clipped the side of a 38-story luxury apartment building.<p>Fire official Cha Yang-oh told reporters …

Anonymous Hacker Jeremy Hammond Sentenced To Max Penalty Of 10 Years In Prison

One of the most active hackers in the collective known as Anonymous and the source of WikiLeaks’ largest ever leak of secret documents was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison–the most severe penalty so far of any of the activist hackers who rampaged across the Internet in the chaotic summer of …

Who's afraid of the American gray wolf?

There is no wild animal in America today more revered and reviled than the gray wolf. In Yellowstone National Park, wolf watchers line up along the Lamar Valley like paparazzi stalking pop stars. Meanwhile, in Catron County, New Mexico, schools build cages around bus stops, and a doctor sends a …

How JFK Fathered The Modern Presidential Campaign

When John F. Kennedy began his run for the White House more than 50 years ago, there was plenty of excitement and anticipation. He was energetic, handsome and from a famous Boston political family.<p>But his candidacy was far from a sure bet. At the time, few would have predicted the lasting impact …

African Migrants Find An Uneasy Asylum In Israel

The scissors never seem to stop in Sami's barber shop off a pedestrian street in south Tel Aviv.<p>Fresh out of the barber's chair, Philip Giray says he left Eritrea two years ago. Smugglers helped the 20-year-old cross into Sudan and Egypt. Then he snuck into Israel.<p>"We come here, we ask asylum here, …

Suicide Bombing Causes Multiple Deaths In Afghanistan

A suicide bombing Saturday in Kabul, Afghanistan, near the site where elders will meet next week to debate a security pact with the U.S. caused multiple deaths and injuries, NPR's Sean Carberry tells our Newscast Desk.<p>He reports that:<p>"The huge blast destroyed cars and shops and scattered debris for …

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