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Images of Pluto and Charon continue to captivate Nasa: 'This world is alive'

The newest images and data from Pluto continue to astound Nasa scientists, lead researcher Alan Stern said on Monday, telling a university hall that “2015 will be a year in textbooks forever” as the point when mankind unveiled the world on the edge of its solar system.<p>“This world is alive,” Stern …

Solar System

10 Habits of Ultra-Likable Leaders

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you want to be a leader whom people follow with absolute conviction, you have to be a likable leader. Tyrants and curmudgeons with brilliant vision can command a reluctant following for a time, but it never lasts. They burn people out …

Emotional Intelligence

Lost 'Epic of Gilgamesh' verse depicts cacophonous abode of gods

A serendipitous deal between a history museum and a smuggler has provided new insight into one of the most famous stories ever told: "The Epic of Gilgamesh."<p>The new finding, a clay tablet, reveals a previously unknown "chapter" of the epic poem from ancient Mesopotamia. This new section brings both …

Ancient History

Banish Your Sweet Tooth in 3 Minutes

Some people crave salty snacks, like chips, pretzels, and pumpkin seeds. Others crave desserts, like chocolate, candy, and cookies.<p>If you are anything like me, you NEED a [guilt free] dessert option that you can enjoy every day of the week. As you know, most desserts are filled with sugar, …

Dessert

Up Close With a Very Smart Orangutan at the Indianapolis Zoo

After six decades of Zoo visits on five continents, and a number of safari treks through animal habitats in Southern and Western Africa, I frankly thought I had seen it all. However, a few weeks ago I realized that there were members of one of the great ape families in a zoo very near my home that …

Apes

Watch the Emotional Moment This Mom Changes Her Trans Daughter's Life Forever

"This was it, this was the most pivotal turning point in her life."<p>Corey Maison, a 14-year-old transgender teen from Chicago, Illinois, had been waiting for more than two years to start hormone therapy. On the day her hormones finally came, her mom Erica managed to capture the exact moment she …

Earth - Why are we the only human species still alive?

Two million years ago in Africa, several species of human-like creatures roamed the landscape. Some looked surprisingly similar to each other, while others had distinct, defining features.<p>In September 2015, another species was added to the list. Hundreds of bones discovered in a South African cave …

Humanity

Artifacts Recovered From Over 2,000-Year-Old Shipwreck Reveal ‘How the 1 Percent Lived in the Time of Caesar’

Marine archaeologists continued work on a shipwreck off the coast of a Greek island that has previously been called the “Titanic of the ancient world,” excavating more than 50 artifacts in a recent mission.<p>Archaeologists with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and others on the international …

Archaeology

8 Ways to Write and Finish a Work of Fiction

Like any endeavor, writing a work of fiction requires learning how to manage those nagging self-doubts each time you sit at a computer and think to yourself, "I can't write!"<p>Writers are notorious for getting stuck in their own heads which often causes them to give up. Starting a work of fiction …

Creative Writing