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9/11: 'A gray cloud of debris rolled violently toward us...'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Three-hundred and forty-one New York City firefighters. Twenty-three New York City police officers. Thirty-seven Port Authority police officers. Three court officers. Two EMS workers. Thousands of innocent civilians. Numbers alone, of course, cannot do them justice.<p>A whole portrait of …

World Trade Center

Florida’s unusually long red tide is killing wildlife, tourism and businesses

SIESTA KEY, Fla. — Even as she sat under the brilliant Florida sun, her toes covered in sugar-white sand, Alex McShane wasn’t exactly enjoying her summer vacation. Florida’s worst red tide in more than a decade had turned the aqua-blue surf to a rusty dull brown.<p>And then there were the lifeguards. …

Florida

John McCain, ‘maverick’ of the Senate and former POW, dies at 81

By Karen Tumulty<p>Karen Tumulty<p>Columnist covering national politics<p>Email Bio Follow<p>U.S. Sen. John S. McCain, the son and grandson of four-star admirals, was bred for combat. He endured more than five years of imprisonment and torture by the North Vietnamese as a young naval officer and went on to …

Republicans

Ancient Girl's Parents Were Two Different Human Species

Science & Innovation<p>Born 90,000 years ago, the child is the first direct evidence of interbreeding among Neanderthals and their cousins the Denisovans.<p>When the results first popped up, paleogeneticist Viviane Slon didn't believe it. “What went wrong?” she recalls asking herself at the time. Her …

How to Make Friends, According to Science

To begin, don’t dismiss the humble acquaintance.<p>“What are friends for?” This isn’t a rhetorical question. Friendship is one of life’s most important features, and one too often taken for granted.<p>The human desire for companionship may feel boundless, but research suggests that our social capital is …

Psychology

Why You Should Stop Smoking Weed Right Now, According to Vapers

We found out why some career cannabis smokers are making the switch to vaping.<p>In a few months time, Parliament is expected to approve C-45, also known as the Cannabis Act. True, Health Canada’s proposed packaging looks like an ambitious crossover between David’s Tea and your local hospital’s …

The First Black Hole Close-Up

The EHT isn’t just one telescope: It’s a network of eight radio telescopes in Hawaii, Arizona, Spain, Mexico, Chile and Antarctica. Astronomers align …

Whatever You Do, Don't Sit in This Row on Your Next Flight

I recently survived a six-hour flight without being able to recline my seat. I thought to myself, <i>Seriously? What are the chances of this happening again?</i>, referring to another lengthy trip I had flown just months before. And then as I continued to think back on most of my recent flights, I realized …

Scientists Counted All The Protein Molecules in a Cell And The Answer Really Is 42

This is so perfect.<p>Biologists have served up the answer to the ultimate question of life, the Universe, and everything.<p>That answer, as you may know, …

Biology

Opioids vs. Marijuana: Which Is More Dangerous?

What would you rather have your kid hooked on?<p>Prescription pills or marijuana?<p>A lot of parents might lean toward those prescription painkillers that …

Einstein’s Secret to Happiness Was Just Revealed—and It’s Genius

<i>Video provided by Wochit</i><p>Forget the theory of relativity. When it comes to decoding the universe, nothing is more mysterious than human beings. …

Indian fishermen try new nets for healthier oceans

SINDHUDURG, India (AP) — The fishermen were dubious when ocean experts suggested they could save their dwindling marine stocks just by switching to …

Hill Republicans say they're growing frustrated with Mattis

The Marine general was welcomed as a moderating force in the Trump administration, but his moves to name Obama veterans to Pentagon posts are irritating allies in key committees.<p>Defense Secretary James Mattis’ unconventional choices for top Pentagon posts and his reluctance to aggressively push for …

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Appetite for destruction: You don’t have to be a vegetarian to see that our eating meat is killing the planet

<b>(Ivonne Wierink via Shutterstock)</b><p>Everything we eat has a carbon footprint but heavily carnivorous diets are a leading cause of greenhouse emissions<p>Samuel Blackstone<p>October 16, 2016 2:00pm (UTC)<p>Whether you believe in climate change, like the majority of scientists, or believe it’s a hoax created by …

Agriculture

What It Feels Like to Die

Science is just beginning to understand the experience of life’s end.<p>“Do you want to know what will happen as your body starts shutting down?”<p>My mother and I sat across from the hospice nurse in my parents’ Colorado home. It was 2005, and my mother had reached the end of treatments for metastatic …

A cave of secrets beneath the desert

As Carlsbad Caverns’ cave specialist, Rod Horrocks helps to create a living laboratory for researchers, including Nasa scientists who search for life on other planets.<p>A towering stone pillar emerged in my headlamp like a petrified cake dripping icing. Above it, another speleothem tapered downward, …

National Parks

The Crime Your Brain Commits Against You (And What to Do About It)

Just because it was true in the past, doesn't mean it's true today. And just because you learned something one way doesn't mean you learned it the best way.<p>In 1932, Frederic Bartlett was working at Cambridge University when he conducted one of the most famous cognitive psychology experiments of …

Cambridge University

11 Greatest Guest Jams at Grateful Dead Concerts

The Grateful Dead’s run of final “Fare Thee Well” shows in June and July will feature the surviving longtime members of the band alongside no …

Oldest Human Fossil Found, Redrawing Family Tree

Discovery pushes back the origin of our genus, Homo, by half a million years.<p>In a rare congruence of new evidence, two fossil jaws cast a fused beam of light on one of the darkest mysteries in human evolution: the origin of our genus <i>Homo</i>. The two lower jaws—one a reconstruction of a pivotal …