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Why America is Falling Behind the Rest of the World

America is declining, in large and important measures, yet policymakers aren’t paying attention. So argues a new academic paper, pulling together …

China discovers winged, feathered 'dragon' dinosaur

<b>Beijing (CNN) —</b> Around 125 million years ago, a mule-sized dinosaur with a long tail and short, resplendently-feathered wings roamed a corner of what is now northeastern China.<p>Researchers revealed the discovery of Zhenyuanlong suni, a close relative of its far more famous cousin -- the …

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Gay parents fight to leave Thailand with surrogate baby daughter

US man and Spanish husband have been refused consent by surrogate mother to leave country after she claims they were not ‘an ordinary couple’<p>A same-sex couple is embroiled in a legal battle in Thailand after the surrogate mother who gave birth to their child has refused to allow them to leave the …

A new study is upending long-held theories about the relationship between birth order and personality

But those stereotypes bear little validity, according to a recent study that researchers say is "the biggest in history looking at birth order and personality."<p>A study of 377,000 high school students by University of Illinois psychologists found that firstborns have an IQ advantage, on average, of …

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President Obama Visits Prison in Oklahoma

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Gay Asylum Seekers Would Rather Go Home Than Stay On Manus Island

"They were scared they would be thrown in jail for being gay."<p>The Human Rights Watch report slammed the Australian government's offshore processing system, criticising lengthy delays, restrictions of freedom of movement and work, and mental health issues that are rife among the men detained in …

Minimap July 16: Suicide Squad, Destiny, StarCraft 2, angry gamers, Warner Bros.

Welcome to Polygon Minimap, a podcast about the biggest news of the day.<p>Subscribe on iTunes<br>• Subscribe to the podcast (RSS)<br>• Download this episode directly as an MP3<p>Minimap is your daily audio tour through the world of video games, related technologies and pop culture like comics, movies and TV. Here's …

This Hearthstone deck stops your opponent from taking their turn

<i>Update 8:10 a.m. Pacific: Added clarification on turn length, the turns needed to set up this combo, and that we’ve asked Blizzard for reaction to it –Ed.</i><p>Hearthstone players have finally found a use for Nozdormu the impatient dragon.<p>Blizzard’s popular free-to-play card-battler — which makes around …

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