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Couple in so-called 'Gone Girl' case convinced more suspects still out there: Part 6<p>California city to settle with couple in so-called 'Gone Girl' …

New York City

Angelina Jolie urges UN to punish rape in warzones

Angelina Jolie made her debut before the UN's most powerful body as a special envoy for refugees on Monday and urged the world's nations to make the …

Heavy Storms Predicted Throughout U.S.

Trayvon Martin Friend, Rachel, To Testify At George Zimmerman Trial

By Barbara Liston<p>SANFORD, Fla., June 25 (Reuters) - Prosecutors in the Florida murder trial of neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman will reveal a star witness for the first time on Tuesday, the girl Trayvon Martin was talking with in the last minutes of his life.<p>The teenage girl, known as Witness …

Heat Wave Hits Alaska

Found! 3 super-Earth planets that could support alien life

The habitable zone of a nearby star is filled to the brim with planets that could support alien life, scientists announced Tuesday.<p>An international team of scientists found three potentially habitable planets around the star Gliese 667C, a star 22 light-years from Earth that is orbited by at least …

The Strange Scientific Connection Between Coffee Shops And Creativity

Researchers have found that the level of noise that matches the bustle of a coffeeshop–around 70 decibels–spurs more creative performance than the quiet of 50 decibels or the distracting blender volume of 85 decibels.<p>Something strangely productive happened in 17th-century England: The meeting spot …

Creativity

George Zimmerman Jury Sees Photos of Slain Trayvon Martin Lying in Grass

Jurors in the George Zimmerman murder trial were shown photos today of Trayvon Martin's body lying in the grass shortly after he was killed, spurring …

Justice

The Price Is Racist: When Minorities (and Women) Are Asked to Pay More

Untangling the weirdness of sexism and racism in the car and auto-repair market<p>The first rule of prices is that nobody knows anything. That makes us exquisitely sensitive to little tricks and biases. Research suggests that getting something extra "for free" tends feels better than getting the same …

Tupac Shakur musical bound for Broadway

The songs of Tupac Shakur will be used as material for a new Broadway musical, scheduled to debut in the 2013-2014 season. Holler If Ya Hear Me will …