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Chimpanzee wars not due to human influence, says study

Lethal aggression is something that chimpanzees naturally do, the study says, regardless of whether human impacts are high or low<p>In the latest …

Evolution

Scientists use light to make mice asocial - Futurity

The discovery of a "see-saw circuit" could have implications for understanding neural circuit dysfunctions that underlie autism in humans.

Get ready! NASA's MAVEN mission is about to reach Mars

Home stretch! This Sunday, after a 10-month journey across the inner solar system,<p>NASA’sMAVENspacecraft will finally reach the Red Planet. The orbiter could provide the elusive answer to a simple question: If Mars once had enough atmosphere to allow for liquid water on its surface, then where did …

Ancient Egyptian Hair Extensions Are 3,300 Years Old

Hair extensions may seem like a modern fashion trend, but it turns out they've been around a whole lot longer than most people realize, as a recent discovery out of Egypt shows.<p>The skull of a woman who lived more than 3,300 years ago was uncovered with roughly 70 hair extensions still in place.<p>"The …

Major League Baseball

Adrian Beltre becomes all-time hits leader by Dominican-born players

Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre became the all-time hits leader by a Dominican-born player on Thursday afternoon.<p>With his first inning single off …

Ray Rice appeal could strike blow to Roger Goodell and NFL

Roger Goodell has managed to deflect the public blows aimed his direction in the wake of how he handled Ray Rice. He may not be able to escape if Rice's appeal reveals, once and for all, that he has been lying to everyone.<p>Lost among a torrent of statements and PR disguised as journalism was …

5 things you probably don't know about Mary Barra

General Motors’ massive recall scandal has been a disaster. More than 29 million vehicles have been pulled from the market because of faulty ignition …

Scotland opts to stay with Britain

Voters in Scotland have rejected independence from Britain, opting to preserve a more than 300-year-old union in a referendum Thursday that sent shock waves through Europe and opened the door to continuing political tumult in Britain.<p>With turnout at 84.6% in a contest so closely watched that many …

OBAMA: 'We Welcome' The Result Of The Scottish Independence Vote

"We welcome the result of yesterday's referendum on Scottish independence and congratulate the people of Scotland for their full and energetic exercise of democracy," Obama said in a statement.<p>"Through debate, discussion, and passionate yet peaceful deliberations, they reminded the world of …

Scottish Independence

The US And Iran Are Getting Close And Could Get Much Closer

1979 was the year Islamist revolutionaries overthrew the sometimes brutal US-backed dictator, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. Islamists took 53 Americans prisoner for over a year, demanding the return of the former dictator who had fled to America on "medical grounds."<p>In the US, the hostage crisis helped …

Middle East

A Shocking Number Of Americans Are Open To Their State Seceding From The US

According to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released Friday, 24% of Americans — including 26% of men and 22% of women — are keen on the idea of their state seceding from the US. The poll was conducted amid intense interest around the globe in Scotland's independence referendum, in which Scots voted by a …

South Carolina

Does Hillary Clinton Have Anything to Say?

The presumed presidential candidate's speeches are long on pablum and short on content. This is the campaign we're in for.<p>Everywhere Hillary Clinton goes, a thousand cameras follow. Then she opens her mouth, and nothing happens.<p>Clinton made a much-ballyhooed appearance in Iowa over the weekend, …

Paul slams GOP on minorities, voting

Sen. Rand Paul on Thursday blasted his own party for making it tougher for minorities to vote.<p>The Kentucky Republican, a likely presidential candidate, has long argued that drug laws disproportionately affect minorities and has also championed restoring voting rights for some non-violent felons. He …