Justin German

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Viking 2

Viking 2 landed on Mars in September 1976 -- immediately following the first successful spacecraft landing on Mars by Viking 1 -- and was part of …

Heroes Of Philanthropy: Singapore's Laurence Lien Seeks to Make Giving A Regional Movement

Singapore scion Laurence Lien–cofounder of the new Asia Philanthropy Circle–wears the term “radical philanthropist” well. At age 45 this grandson of a banking tycoon is determined to change the face of Asian giving, taking it from an individual endeavor to a vibrant collaborative movement that …

Bill Gates

Why did Ancient Rome fall?

As part of our 'History Extra explains' series, leading historians answer the burning questions you were too afraid to ask...<p>A whole variety of …

How mutant plants could clean up explosives - Futurity

Biologists say plants could potentially help solve a global problem: how to clean up land contaminated by explosives.

Zoology

Why Kanye West would be the best president in US history (seriously)

If the lead actor in 1954 classic Cattle Queen of Montana can go on to become commander-in-chief, and The Terminator can be elected to run the eighth largest economy in the world, is it really that hard to imagine successful producer, musician and entrepreneur Kanye West living it up in the Oval …

Mass Shootings

The Historical Truth Behind Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan Novels

Young mother and her child in their shack-like residence set up in a cellar in Margellina, Naples in 1947.<br>Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone—Getty …

Code Master board game teaches online coding skills...offline

There seems to be no shortage of websites or online games that will help teach our kids coding so they can be ready to head out into this …

Earliest-Known Turtle Had No Shell and Plenty of Teeth

It was a creature that one scientist said resembled "a strange, gluttonous lizard that swallowed a small Frisbee." But a sophisticated skull analysis showed that this reptile called Eunotosaurus africanus that lived in southern Africa 260 million years ago is actually the earliest-known turtle, …

Paleontology

Watch A Casual Fishing Trip Turn Into An Incredible Kitten Rescue

Not your everyday fish tale.<p>This is one fishing trip that had a happy ending for both the fishermen and the catch.<p>Friends Jason Frost and Brandon Key were fishing on the Warrior River in Alabama this past weekend when they heard some splashing.<p>“I thought it was a fish jumping out of the water," …

Fishing