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The U.S. is still using floppy disks to run its nuclear program

<b>(CNN) —</b> Want to launch a nuclear missile? You'll need a floppy disk.<p>That's according to a new report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), which found that the Pentagon was still using 1970s-era computing systems that require "eight-inch floppy disks."<p>Such disks were already becoming …

Cemeteries

Administration lays out draft rule for school accountability

WASHINGTON (AP) — Proposed federal guidelines would allow states to decide how to use a mix of test scores, academic growth and other measures like …

Education

Teen delivers 15-pound baby in India

<b>Delhi, India (CNN) —</b> A young woman in India has given birth to a 15-pound baby girl, which doctors believe is the country's heaviest newborn.<p>The 6.8-kilogram baby is the weight of an average four-month old, and was born by cesarean section Monday to a 19-year-old woman.<p>"I have been working for 10 …

150-year-old wine found in Czech castle to be auctioned

The collection, stashed beneath the floorboards of the Beaufort-Spontin family’s Becov castle, could fetch almost £1m<p>They sat beneath the floorboards for decades – silent, fermenting witnesses to aristocratic opulence, Nazi rule, cold war espionage and American fortune hunters.<p>But Czech authorities …

Kitchen Gadgets

Mars is emerging from an ice age that ended about 400,000 years ago

Climate change affects the Red Planet as well<p>Mars is emerging from an ice age, according to a new study. Studying the Martian climate and how it changes over time can help scientists better plan future missions to Mars and even understand climate change here on Earth, the study authors say.<p>Models …

Think Mars is cold now? Scientists say it used to be in the grip of an ice age

This month, Mars is closer to Earth than it's been in years. On a clear night, even without a telescope, "it looks like a big red jewel in the night sky," said planetary scientist Isaac Smith.<p>But if we were to gaze up at the neighboring planet 370,000 years ago, "it would be a big pink jewel," …

To Kill Mosquitoes That Spread Zika, Strike Before They Fly

In the marshy woods of Secaucus, N.J., a mosquito can make a happy home.<p>With water and shade under a canopy of maple trees, you could barely ask for more to start your own bloodsucking family.<p>For Gary Cardini, though, this is a battleground.<p>"You want to get them in the water before they're flying," …

Elephant that sparked petition dies in Japan zoo

<b>An elephant that was the focus of an international campaign to improve its living conditions has died in a zoo in Japan.</b><p>Hanako, which means "Flower Child", was 69 and the oldest elephant in Japan.<p>The elephant was a gift from Thailand when it was two years old.<p>Last year a petition was launched to …

Ornithology

‘When you find my body, please call my husband,’ wrote dying hiker lost along the Appalachian Trail

Geraldine Largay knew she was doomed.<p>It had been two weeks since she left the Appalachian Trail to go to the bathroom and lost her way; two weeks since she had wandered deeper and deeper into the woods of northwest Maine in search of a cellphone signal to message for help; two weeks since she had …

Hiking

Drug lord 'El Chapo' threatens to sue Netflix over biographical series

Nexflix and Univision have announced a new series based on the notorious leader of the Sinaloa cartel. But his lawyers said he would sue if the …

Great Barrier Reef axed from UN climate change report after Australian government intervention

Australian references were scrubbed from an Unesco report on climate change and world heritage sites after the country's government intervened, objecting that the information could harm tourism, it has been reported.<p>The World Heritage and Tourism in a Changing Climate report lists 31 sites "that …

Teen cancer death rate causes alarm

<b>Too many teenagers and young adults are dying of some types of cancer, a Europe-wide report warns.</b><p>Their survival rates for cancers such as leukaemia are much lower than in younger children, says a report in the Lancet Oncology.<p>The researchers suggest differences in tumours, delays in diagnosis and …

Search Teams Say They Have Detected an Emergency Signal From EgyptAir Flight 804

Officials searching for EgyptAir Flight 804, which crashed en route from Paris to Cairo last week with 66 people on board, said Thursday that they …

Texas indicts mom of 'affluenza' teen

<b>(CNN) —</b> The mother of the teenager who claimed his affluent upbringing made him less culpable for killing four people while driving drunk has been indicted by a Texas grand jury.<p>Tonya Couch faces charges of hindering apprehension of a felon and money laundering, said Samantha Jordan, spokeswoman …

Crime