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These images of the star-smeared sky aren't what you think (pictures)

San Francisco

The Science of Melting Cheese

More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>Have you ever gotten all excited to make a grilled cheese and then...your cheese just doesn't melt? Or maybe it breaks, separating into a tough, stringy mass surrounded by a pool of oil? Yup, it's a crappy feeling. …

Protein

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>Robert McCrum reflects on his choices One in five doesn’t represent over 300 years of women in literature: a response What is missing: …

Literature

Who Killed the Venus Flytrap?

In the public consciousness, the Venus flytrap is prolific. But in the wild, it's disappearing.<p>The woman flattened herself down in the tall, sharp grass and thick brush along the tree line. She lay still, silent. Her companions had already been caught, sacks of contraband sealing their fate. But …

North Carolina

Wildlife poachers caught before a kill in Senegal

Niokolo Koba Park in Senegal is an important world heritage site, which started out as a hunting reserve during the colonial era in 1926.<p>However, over time, attitudes towards hunting wild animals has changed.<p>As the home of the West African lion and other protected species, local tribes were forced …

Wildlife

Scientists find the brain’s missing ‘pipes’

“Throw out the textbooks” and “missing link” are words rarely heard anymore in science, but that’s what researchers around the world are saying about the recent discovery of microscopic lymphatic vessels connecting the brain to the immune system.<p>That physical link was long thought absent, …

Neuroscience

Footage shows Black Lives Matter activists confronting Hillary Clinton

Democratic candidate says her aim is to change laws, not hearts, in awkward exchange blaming Clinton and her husband for mass jailing of black Americans<p>Hillary Clinton told Black Lives Matter activists her priority was to change laws, not hearts, after two confronted her at a campaign event with …

Government
Middle School
Middle School

BBC America throws its hat in the medieval ring with The Last Kingdom

It looks like BBC America is no longer content to let HBO, Starz, The History Channel, Syfy, and seemingly every other channel with the slightest …

Presidents Who Exceeded Their Historical Reputations

Two former presidents have recently been in the news for unfavorable reasons. Recent DNA testing showed that Republican Warren Harding, already believed to have had an extra-marital affair with at least one mistress, likely had a love child with another, perhaps confirming the second one's tell-all …

Vietnam War
Ted Cruz

Know your history: Understanding racism in the US | Black History

There will never be an acceptable explanation for what happened between Michael Brown and Darren Wilson in Ferguson but we will never fully grasp <i>why</i> the stage was set for such an encounter unless we know American history.<p>We cannot fully comprehend why Dylan Roof murdered nine parishioners at …

Black History

The Heartbreak of Tunisian Tourism: A Radio Documentary

Tunisia, the only “success story” of the Arab Spring, is going through a perilous phase of its post-revolution life.<p>The tourism industry in this tiny …

New South Wales
Crime

Ice Cube says 'Straight Outta Compton' will make you 'laugh, cheer and cry'

Ice Cube (O'Shea Jackson) has had hit movies before, but even he couldn't have predicted that a film about his former rap group N.W.A would one day break box office records as the No. 1 musical biopic and the biggest August opening for an R-rated movie. But that's exactly what happened this weekend …

Alligator On Helium Reveals The Secret Meaning Of Alligator Bellows

They bellow to communicate their body size to other gators<p>Alligators are extremely vocal animals, making loud grunts called bellows year-round, but especially around their mating season. Researchers have long known that alligators make these sounds by exhaling either above or below the water …

Young moon and Mercury from Zimbabwe

The young moon and the planet Mercury adorn the western twilight after sunset on August 16.<p>Because Peter Lowenstein lives in the Southern Hemisphere, …

Personal Finance

Eight held in Italy after 49 migrants suffocate on packed boat | Reuters

ROME (Reuters) - Eight suspected human traffickers thought to have forced migrants to stay in the hold of a fishing boat in the Mediterranean as 49 of them suffocated on engine fumes have been arrested on suspicion of homicide, Italian police said on Tuesday.<p>A container, carrying the bodies of 49 …

North Africa

Medicare Says Doctors Should Get Paid To Discuss End-Of-Life Issues

Remember so-called death panels?<p>When Congress debated the Affordable Care Act in 2009, the legislation included a provision that would have allowed Medicare to reimburse doctors when they meet with patients to talk about end-of-life care.<p>But then Sarah Palin loudly argued that such payments would …

Health Care

Ken Marino Gushes About Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux's 'Absolutely Perfect' Wedding

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