Lorelei Thomson

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Ethiopia's giant underground blob of magma puzzles scientists

The Afar Rift in Ethiopia is marked by enormous gashes that signal the breakup of the African continent and the beginnings of a new ocean basin, scientists think.<p>The fractures appear eerily similar to seafloor spreading centers, the volcanic ridges that mark the boundaries between two pieces of …

Earth Science

China unveils a new round of electric car subsidies

<b>China has unveiled a new round of subsidies for fuel-efficient vehicles in a bid to combat rising air pollution in its major cities.</b><p>The government will provide up to 60,000 yuan (£6,160; $9,800) to buyers of all-electric, "near all-electric" and hydrogen vehicles until 2015.<p>The policy is expected …

Associated Press News

The 20 Best New Bars of 2013 (Photos)

Drink Up!<p>Check out the 20 hottest new bars around the world—and the tasty concoctions they’re whipping up.<p>06.30.13 4:45 AM ET

Dane Gudauskas, Norway