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Mind-blowing Pluto has ice mountains and water

<b>Laurel, Maryland (CNN) —</b> It had been downgraded to a dwarf planet. It looked like a fuzzy blob in our best telescopes. And it was often referred to as just an icy orb. Even scientists working on the first mission to Pluto expected to find an old, pockmarked world.<p>But Pluto is turning out to be full …

Solar System

What would you see in a black hole?

What would it be like to fly a spacecraft into a black hole? Marcus Woo investigates.<p>Something about a black hole just pulls you in. Sure, its gravity is so strong that not even light can elude its grasp. But, there's something else, something harder to pinpoint. Maybe it's a black hole's absolute …

Black Holes

The Hottest Workouts for 2015

Photo: Gilles for ELLE<p><b>NEW YORK CITY</b><p><b>S10, S10training.com;</b> This workout incorporates weight training and cardio with the goal of getting you to sub 10% body fat (S10), the optimum for health and body composition.<p><b>Mile High Run Club, milehighrunclub.com;</b> Treadmills are the new stationary bikes come …

Mysteries of Ancient Egypt

Experience Egypt, from its ancient wonders to the blend of tradition and modernity that characterizes everyday life. Explore legendary monuments from …

Ancient History

National Geographic Travel

In Search of the Legendary 1,000-ft White Pyramid of Xian

Scattered across an isolated, flat plain in Shaanxi Province, near the ancient capital of Xi’an, lie dozens of spectacular pyramid mounds that are …

Excavation Reveals Regular Citizens Who Really Ran Ancient Egypt

A team of archaeologists from Brigham Young University has uncovered an Egyptian cemetery that may have upwards of 1 million graves. NPR's Scott Simon explains they were commoners — not pharaohs.<p>Transcript<p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST:<p>And now in seventh century news - a team of archaeologists from Brigham …

Writing App - Take Notes, Write your Novel or Short Story, be an Author and Writer - appPicker

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Earth’s Future? Ancient Warming Gives Ominous Peek at Climate Change

New data from the Earth’s last big warmup, some 56 million years ago, may offer a sneak peek into what today's climate change may eventually look like.<p>Scientists have determined that the rate at which carbon emissions heated up the planet during the late Paleocene is much more similar to modern …

Climate Change