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CDC can say 'fetus,' insists there's no ban on words

No words have been banned from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's lexicon, according to the federal agency's director.<p>In a statement sent to NBC News on Monday, CDC Director Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald pushed back against reports that the agency had prohibited use of the words "vulnerable," …

12 Once-in-a-Lifetime Camping Sites

More than 700 miles of trails wind through Montana’s crystalline lakes, jagged mountain peaks, and ancient glaciers. Go now, before they vanish …

Hiking

Patagonia's fight over the national monuments

"Outdoor clothing giant Patagonia and other retailers have jumped into a legal and political battle over President Trump's plan to shrink two …

Dustin Hoffman Spars With John Oliver Over Harassment Claims: “You’ve Put Me On Display Here”

In a striking and raw demonstration of the angst that has accumulated over Hollywood’s sexual harassment scandals, HBO host John Oliver sparred with …

Sexual Harassment

Sponge is the ancestor of all animals, reveals a recent study - IBTimes India

A team of scientists found out that the sponge-like creatures that lived 750 million years ago are our earliest ancestor.<p>One of the most heated …

India Is Preparing to Land on The Moon For The First Time in The Country's History

Go India!<p>The last time any country put boots or, rather, little metal feet, on the Moon was in 2013, when China landed its Yutu rover there. Before …

Lightning bolts are churning out antimatter all over Planet Earth

Particles split in the hot belly of a lightning bolt. Radioactive particles decay in the afterglow. Gamma rays rain down to Earth.<p>Teruaki Enoto, a physicist at Kyoto University in Japan, proved for the first time, in a paper published Nov. 23, that lightning bolts work as natural particle …

Costa Rica breaks own record, runs entirely on renewable energy for 300 days

Costa Rica has added another impressive environmental accomplishment to their ever-growing list: This year, the country has run for 300 days on 100 …

Mammals were nocturnal until dinosaur extinction, then emerged into daylight

With enormous predators like Tyrannosaurus Rex skulking around in the daytime it is not surprising that the first mammals chose to live under the cover of darkness.<p>In fact, a new study, from University College London has found that our ancestors did not emerge from the shadows until after the …

Republicans accused of obstructing satellite research into climate change

The Republican majority in the US Congress has been accused of deliberately obstructing research on global warming after it emerged that a critically important technique for investigating sea-ice cover at the poles faces being blocked.<p>The row has erupted after a key polar satellite broke down a few …

Global Warming

Limitless wave power could cure our addiction to fossil fuels

For all their faults, there is an advantage to pulling things out of the ground and burning them that has kept fossil fuels on top of the global …

In Russia, Refusing to Disappear in a Crowd

“I feel really connected to Moscow, but I also still feel a little bit like a tourist,” Sasha Arutyunova said. Ms. Arutyunova, who lives in Brooklyn, was born in Moscow in 1988, a few years before the Soviet Union collapsed and during an era when Levi’s were still a coveted item in the country. She …

15 stunning photos of the world at night

All eyes will be on the sun this summer with the first solar eclipse visible from the US in 38 years occurring on August 21. The real show, though, happens every night when the sun goes down.<p>The Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year contest recognizes the best photos of the night sky and the …

NRA spokeswoman threatens New York Times in viral video: 'We're coming for you'

In a short video, NRA spokesperson and conservative firebrand Dana Loesch threatened a "laser-focus" on the New York Times, dubbing the paper "pretentious" and "tone-deaf" without specifying what issues the NRA has with the Times' reporting.<p>"We've had it with your narratives, your propaganda, your …

The Justice Department Is Reviewing Obama-Era Journalist Protections

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Friday that the Justice Department will "respect" the role of the press, but warned that "it is not unlimited."<p>Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a harsh rebuke of leaks and the media that report them on Friday — echoing criticism levied regularly by …

Hollywood's favorite video-editing tools arrive in a free app

If you're serious about video editing and are weighing up your software options, two choices usually pop up: Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Final Cut Pro X (FCPX). But Avid, Hollywood's go-to editing company, just played a wild card by releasing Media Composer First, a limited version of its pro …

Filmmaking

11 travel secrets from a 29-year-old who has visited every country on earth

Where to visit, eat and stay — even if you’re on a budget<p>It took 29-year-old travel blogger Henrik Jeppesen eight years to visit every country on …

South Africa