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What Would Happen If Bees Went Extinct?

Most people who think about bees, think about getting stung. But that doesn’t do these incredible creatures justice. Bees fly through their life in …

Overdue California quake greater than thought, report says

<b>(CNN) —</b> The San Andreas Fault has an infamous reputation, but there are other fault lines lying around California that can trigger a powerful earthquake, especially if they rupture simultaneously, a new report says.<p>A U.S. geologist discovered that the San Andreas and the San Jacinto faults may have …

“Nature can surprise us”: There’s a new species of bacteria that eats plastic

There’s an estimated 311 million tons of plastic (pdf) produced every year across the world. There will be more plastic than fish in the sea by 2050, it’s probably in our food, and will likely leave its mark long after we’re gone.<p>Polyethylene terephthalate (known as PET), which is used for …

Without this Texas clinic, women with unwanted pregnancies would have to travel 230 miles or cross into Mexico

As patients arrived at the Rio Grande Valley's lone abortion clinic last week, they were greeted by two men standing outside: a security guard and a protester clutching a rosary and a sign reading, "Pray to end abortion."<p>Above them dangled a banner: "We are open!"<p>For now, they are.<p>Whole Woman's …

Teenager Who Beat Sikh American in Chicago Sentenced to Community Service

Asian America<p>The teenager who beat Sikh American Inderjit Singh Mukker in a Chicago suburb last September has been sentenced to 200 hours of community service over a two-year probation, according to the Chicago Tribune. He must also pay restitution for Mukker’s medical bills not covered by …

'American Idol' recap: The Top 10 whittled down to the Top 8

With five weeks to go before closing up shop for good, "American Idol" continued its valedictory march on Thursday, picking its very last Top 8. All Top 10 singers performed this week (as did Demi Lovato and Harry Connick Jr.— she compellingly; he quirkily): seven who made it safely through to the …

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Bear shot by nine year old boy at birthday party

Armed with a high powered rifle, Reed Sutley, celebrates his birthday by killing a bear<p>A nine-year-old boy has shot a bear as a birthday treat.<p>Perched on a platform with his friends, Reed Sutley watched the bears move into a clearing, before being handed a high-powered hunting rifle.<p>As the bears …

SoftBank-funded startup’s CEO pens scathing resignation letter, but u-turns soon after

With $140 million in funding under his belt, including $90 million from Japanese telecoms giant SoftBank, Housing.com cofounder and CEO Rahul Yadav knows a thing or two about building a successful startup. But it seems he also knows a thing or two about writing scathing resignation letters, as he …

Clinton calls for 'path to full and equal citizenship'

<b>Las Vegas (CNN) —</b> Hillary Clinton is inviting -- and practically baiting -- Republican presidential contenders into a battle over immigration.<p>In her first Nevada campaign event on Tuesday afternoon, the Democratic front-runner accused the entire GOP field of seeking to relegate immigrants to …