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The U.S. Military Spent Millions Bringing Nine Italian Goats To Afghanistan

How many scholarships or teacher's salaries would this have paid for?<p>Is it true that rare Italian goats were airlifted to Afghanistan?<p>Did Defense Department employees go to carpet tradeshows in Europe? How about on jewelry-related trips to India?<p>These might seem like unusual questions for the …

German reunification 25 years on: how different are east and west really

When East and West Germany reunited 25 years ago this weekend, the country was drunk on euphoria and a sense of heightened optimism. While reigning chancellor Helmut Kohl promised “flourishing landscapes”, his predecessor Willy Brandt produced the now legendary sentence: “What belongs together, …

Demographics

Hurricane Joaquin predicted to veer out to sea, missing US east coast

Millions along the east coast breathed a little easier on Friday after forecasters said hurricane Joaquin would probably veer out to sea instead of joining up with a drenching rainstorm that is bringing severe flooding to parts of the Atlantic seaboard.<p>For days, various computer models showed …

Weather

Volcano's collapse caused mega-tsunami 240 metres high – study

The sudden collapse of a volcano caused a tsunami that created waves up to 240 metres (800ft) high 73,000 years ago, scientists have discovered.<p>The mega-tsunami took place near the Cape Verde islands off west Africa when the slopes of the volcano gave way – a process known as a “flank collapse” – …

Geology

Farmer finds 15,000-year-old woolly mammoth remains in Michigan field

James Bristle and a friend were digging in his southern Michigan soybean field when they unearthed what looked like a bent fence post, caked with mud. Instead, it was part of a pelvis from an ancient woolly mammoth that lived up to 15,000 years ago.<p>A team of paleontologists from the University of …

Prehistoric Mammals

Look at me! 33 selfies of the week

Take a look at 33 selfies of the week from September 23 through September 29.

What a shot! 43 amazing sports photos

Take a look at 43 amazing sports photos from September 22 through September 28.