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Maryland removes Dred Scott ruling author's statue

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A statue of the U.S. Supreme Court justice who wrote the 1857 Dred Scott decision that upheld slavery and denied citizenship to …

Rights & Freedoms

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Major Black Hole Discovery Shines New Light on How the Universe Formed

Researchers at the University of New Mexico (UNM) have made an incredible discovery that could help us better understand not just black holes, but also the universe.<p>For the first time ever, astronomers have observed and measured two supermassive black holes orbiting one another. The black holes are …

Black Holes

30 Years of Graffiti

The cultural center Doornroosje in Nijmege, Netherlands, has been the site of lots of graffiti and street art since it was built. Paul DeGraaf calls …

Machu Picchu Tickets Will Have New Restrictions

You won't be able to wander around on your own anymore.<p>Starting July 1, visitors to Machu Picchu, the stone Inca city high in the Andes Mountains, will have to play by a few more rules. You've always had to buy a ticket (and plan ahead) to get up to the top of the Inca Trail, but now the Peruvian …

Meet this 9-year-old CFO from Boston

After a writing a letter to the snack company Kind, Alex Munoz became the youngest shareholder of the company and CFO for a day.

CFOs

The World's Largest X-Ray Laser Is Almost Ready to Reveal the Atomic Universe

One Major Laser<p>Lasers are useful for far more than weaponizing a shark or delivering a psychedelic light show. The light-amplifying devices have been …

Wingman is the dating app that lets you play matchmaker for your friends

Have you ever wanted to grab your friend's phone and seize control of their disastrous dating life? Now you can.<p>Enter Wingman, a new app launching …

Mud Erased a Village in Peru, a Sign of Larger Perils in South America

BARBA BLANCA, Peru — A sheet of mud covers the village. Lampposts are bent sideways. Rooftops sit blocks from their homes. The nave of the village church is filled with sludge.<p>A catastrophic mudslide essentially erased Barba Blanca from the map last month. Yet somehow all 150 people who lived here …

Weather

7 Food and Drink Hacks Based on Math and Science

The kitchen is a great place to apply the principles you learned in school in real life. Ever wonder how you can keep a day-old cake from drying out? …

grilled cheese

Dalai Lama on Anger: The Ultimate Strategy for Dealing With Anger

The Dalai Lama is a man known for sharing wisdom and enlightenment. So you wouldn’t think he’s someone that gets angry.<p>This isn’t the case. In a …

Mindfulness

The 5 Greatest Holiday Cookie Recipes Created by a Master Chef Finalist

If you're hoping to exercise some portion control this holiday season, you may want to reconsider. In fact, you probably won't even have a choice in …

Lovers Dance a Dangerous Ballet in ‘Falling For You’ Music Video from Indie Singer Lyon Hart - WATCH

Singer/songwriter Lyon Hart (below right) has debuted a moving new music video for his song “Falling For You” that documents the ups and downs of a …

Serbian church fights to take Nikola Tesla's ashes from museum

Orthodox church renews controversial call for inventor’s remains to be moved to St Sava’s Cathedral<p>A long-running dispute in Belgrade over what should be done with the remains of Nikola Tesla, one of the world’s greatest inventors, has flared up again after the Serbian Orthodox church reiterated …

Tesla

Flooding Wreaks Havoc In Paris, Parts Of Western Europe

French President Francois Hollande is reportedly considering a state of emergency in his country, after days of heavy rain across western Europe caused major flooding that left thousands of people stranded.<p>In Paris, the swollen Seine River and its tributaries flooded roadways, effectively isolating …

Weather

Associated Press News

The future of medicine is food

In between anatomy and biochemistry, medical students in the US are learning how to sauté, simmer and season healthy, homemade meals.<p>Since 2012, first and second year students at Tulane University School of Medicine in Louisiana have been learning how to cook. Since the program launched, Tulane has …

James Beard

Monstress captivates with its fusion of Western comics and manga

The arrival of <i>Monstress</i> <b>#1</b> (Image) from Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda emphasizes just how much Image Comics has been betting on more traditional …

Real Ballet Dancers Fact-Check Flesh & Bone

As a lover of ballet and depictions of dance onscreen, I've been eagerly anticipating Starz's new ballet show <i>Flesh and Bone</i>. When the show finally …

Weather On Sunless Planet Is Cloudy With A Chance Of Molten Iron Rain

Bring an umbrella<p>Most planets orbit stars, but sometimes, a planet just has to go it alone. Scientists discovered the strange lonely planet PSO J318.5-22 in 2013. The size of Jupiter, the planet was all alone in the universe, going on its merry way with no star to tie it down.<p>The planet is 75 …

First on CNN: U.S. officials say Russian missiles heading for Syria landed in Iran

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A number of cruise missiles launched from a Russian ship and aimed at targets in Syria have crashed in Iran, two U.S. officials told CNN Thursday.<p>Monitoring by U.S. military and intelligence assets has concluded that at least four missiles crashed as they flew over Iran.<p>The U.S. …

Middle East

Homo naledi: New species of human ancestor discovered in South Africa

<b>Rising Star Cave, South Africa (CNN) —</b> When an amateur caver and university geologist arrived at Lee Berger's house one night in late 2013 with a fragment of a fossil jawbone in hand, they broke out the beers and called National Geographic.<p>Berger, a professor at the University of the Witwatersrand …

Archaeology

Russia 'is building military base in Syria'

American officials express concern about latest intelligence suggesting Moscow is preparing to send hundreds of personnel to prop up Assad regime<p>Russia is building a military base in Syrian president Bashar al-Assad’s heartland, according to American intelligence officials, in the clearest …

Middle East

Insects may be able to feel fear, anger and empathy, after all

A recent survey suggests that, for most of us who have ever had a pet companion, it’s a no-brainer that mammals and birds are emotional creatures, sharing emotions with multiple species and not just their own. Yet despite the thousands of YouTube videos and hundreds of recent scientific studies …

Emotional Intelligence

Happiest Man in the World: Stop Trying to be Happy

In his new book, Altruism, a scientist turned Buddhist monk argues that we’re all hardwired to be altruistic—and that’s the secret to true bliss.<p>Type …

Happiness

Documents Reveal Secret Legal Battle Over Medicare Overbilling

Federal officials have spent years locked in a secret legal battle with UnitedHealth Group, the nation's biggest Medicare Advantage insurer, after a government audit detected widespread overbilling at one of the company's health plans, newly released records show.<p>The audit found that Medicare paid …

Health Care

The Polish Ambassador - Let The Rhythm Just ft. Mr. Lif and Ayla Nereo (eO & Kyrstyn Pixton Remix)

Love Locks Removed From Pont des Arts Bridge in Paris: Pictures

Cities

Here's where those weird, dark lines on Jupiter's moon Europa come from

The reddish-brown lines that crisscross the icy surface of Jupiter's moon Europa may be radiation-bombarded sea salt from an underground ocean, a new study suggests.<p>Researchers probing the nature of the mysterious Europa features put run-of-the-mill salt (sodium chloride) and salt-water mixtures in …