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Why aren't there more babies? Cable TV access reduces fertility rates

The US fertility rate is dropping, threatening future economic growth. But economists can only guess at the reason<p>Americans are not making enough babies, and economists have no idea why.<p>The National Center for Health Statistics just released its latest data brief summarising the bleak news.<p>There …

Britain forced to ask Nato to track 'Russian submarine' in Scottish waters

Defence experts said it is 'hugely embarassing' that defence cuts mean Britain can no longer patrol its own waters<p>Britain called in Nato sea patrol planes to hunt for a suspected Russian submarine off Scotland last month, after the Government scrapped its own similar aircraft in defence cuts, it …

Intruder stabs student in NY synagogue, police say

<b>(CNN) —</b> It should have been a peaceful, contemplative night for Levi Rosenblat, studying the Torah inside a Brooklyn synagogue.<p>But that peace was shattered when an intruder came into the Chabad-Lubavitch World Headquarters, stabbing Rosenblat on the left side of his head.<p>There would be no other …

Missing Mexican students "were incinerated"

Mounting evidence that missing Mexican students were incinerated, according to Mexican authorities but Argentine forensic experts sound note of caution<p>Mexico has said that mounting evidence and initial DNA tests confirmed that 43 trainee teachers abducted by corrupt police 10 weeks ago were …

Mexico

Why NASA looks to Europa to find the building blocks of life

NASA wants to send an expedition to Jupiter's moon, Europa, to find the ocean it believes lies under the ice -- and the building blocks for life it thinks it will find there.<p>When it comes to life, biologists have long hypothesised that its origins -- on Earth, at least -- were in thermal vents on …

Astronomy

Number of Ebola infections in west Africa passes 16,000

Death toll from virus outbreak nears 7,000 as World Health Organisation warns figures may be significant underestimation<p>The number of people with Ebola in west Africa has risen above 16,000, with the death toll from the outbreak reaching almost 7,000, the World Health Organisation (WHO) says.<p>The …

UN investigates claims of Gulf state abuse of migrant workers

UAE projects involving major western museums accused of treating foreign labourers as modern-day slaves<p>The United Nations is investigating the abuse of migrant workers in the United Arab Emirates, where the British Museum and other major western museums, including the Guggenheim, are involved in a …

Isis launches attack on Kobani from inside Turkey for first time

Assault by Islamic State militants reportedly began with suicide attack on border between Turkey and strategic Syrian town<p>Islamic State (Isis) has launched an attack on the Syrian border town of Kobani from Turkey for the first time, a Kurdish official and activists said.<p>The assault began with a …

Read J.K. Rowling's new post for the latest Harry Potter 'gossip' - TODAY.com

<i>Can’t get enough of Harry Potter? Then this is for you.</i> <i>Since March, best-selling author J. K. Rowling has been writing original stories about the imaginary 2014 Quidditch World Cup Finals for</i> Pottermore<i>, the online home for the world of Harry Potter.</i><p><i>Rowling shared her latest Pottermore.com</i> <i>story</i> …

Books

Dozens executed in North Korea 'for watching foreign films'

Eighty people have been executed by firing squad in North Korea for watching foreign films, it has been claimed.<p>South Korea’s JoongAng Ilbo newspaper reported that the co-ordinated public executions took place in seven separate cities earlier this month.<p>In one case, the local authorities rounded up …

North Korea

KKK Imperial Wizard Hates to See Kids in Klan Costumes: 'There's No Respect'

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A Ku Klux Klan leader told The Atlantic Wire that one racist Virginia mom and her 7-year-old son's …

Rare hybrid solar eclipse wows world

A rare solar eclipse that began as a "ring of fire" and transformed into a spectacular total eclipse of the sun amazed skywatchers from North America to Africa on Sunday, and we've got the photos to prove it.<p>The Nov. 3 celestial event was a rare hybrid solar eclipse, which began over the Atlantic …

How Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin survived murder, fires, constant change

The architect's home may be best known for the fire that killed his mistress. But it's a masterpiece of marrying design and landscape. CNET Road Trip 2013 stopped by to see it firsthand.<p>SPRING GREEN, Wis. -- Is it possible for a masterwork of architecture to be best known for a grisly murder?<p>In the …

Frank Lloyd Wright

Taliesin: At home with Frank Lloyd Wright (pictures)

Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin<p>Taliesin fom outside<p>Cantilevered walkway<p>View of walkway<p>Into the garden<p>Courtyard with fountain<p>House from above<p>Lamp<p>Living room<p>Living room view<p>Courtyard<p>House built into the hill<p>Wright's bedroom<p>Mrs. Wright's hearth<p>Grave<p>Wright headstone<p>Romeo & Juliet Tower<p>Architecture …

Architecture

Apple Reported to Announce Next iPhone on September 10

Speculation about the next iPhone -- presumably called the iPhone 5S -- have been mounting over the last few months, and now, a launch date may be at …

Circle September 10 on Your Calendar for Apple’s Big iPhone Event

Apple is expected to unveil its next iPhone at a special event on Sept. 10, sources told <b>AllThingsD</b>.<p>D: All Things Digital<p>The launch comes at an …

Kara Swisher

Motorola unveils Moto X with 2,000 variations, including wood cover

After teasing it for weeks, Motorola finally unveiled its American-manufactured, customizable smartphone: the Moto X.<p>The Google-owned company said users will be able to customize a number of the parts on the Moto X, including various colors and materials such as wood. In total, more than 2,000 …

An Updated Look at the Movies of 2015: Sequel, Reboot and Adaptation Overload – /Film

33 of the movies (shown on the chart) are based on previous material, be it book adaptations, comic books, remakes, reboots, sequels, prequels, …

These Are the Films Flavorwire Staffers Irrationally Hate – Flavorwire

Here at Flavorwire, we do our level best to engage in rational, reasoned, thoughtful criticism. But there are elements of our culture that are simply …

Researchers Discover A Mammoth Carcass Full Of Blood

A Russian team from Yakutsk found the carcass in the frozen tundra of the New Siberian Islands.<p>"We suppose that the mammoth fell into water or got bogged down in a swamp, could not free herself and died. Due to this fact the lower part of the body, including the lower jaw, and tongue tissue, was …

Paleontology