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‘Mysterious Whale Samples’ Found to Be From Elusive Species That Has Now Been Filmed in the Wild for the First Time

In the shallow waters off the coast of Madagascar scientists recorded the first-ever footage of a rare species of whale that scientists said they never expected to find where they did.<p>The elusive Omura’s whale, which until about two decades ago was thought to be the same as a Bryde’s whale, have …

Indian Ocean

If sustainable living is seen as 'feminine', that's bad for the planet – and women

Gender plays an important role in who is most affected by climate change – and who is most likely to contribute to it. Women are 14 times more likely to be killed as a result of extreme weather and can continue to be impacted post-disaster by problems like increased domestic violence. At the same …

Sustainability

At What Age Will You Really Be Happiest?

<i>"Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open." —</i> John Barrymore<p>We all want to be happy. "The pursuit of happiness" is one …

Happiness

Microscopic "water bears" led researchers to discover a new type of glass

Glass seems pretty perfect the way it is, but researchers are constantly looking for ways to make it better. University of Chicago researchers …

Harmful bacteria, antibiotics found in frozen shrimp

Random tests of frozen shrimp collected from around the country showed harmful bacteria, the nonprofit consumer advocacy group Consumer Reports said Monday.<p>Sixty percent of the raw samples tested positive for one or more types of bacteria (salmonella, vibrio, Staphylococcus aureus, E. coli or …

WATCH: Octopuses Appear To Take Up Arms As Submarine Warfare Escalates

There may be an octopus arms race underway. And that's not even a joke about tentacles: Octopuses are actually fighting, and potentially using weapons.<p>The creatures are hardly team players under the best of circumstances.<p>"Octopuses in general are regarded as fairly solitary animals," says Peter …

City University of New York (CUNY)

Watch: Video of Rare Deep-Sea Shark Blows Researcher's Mind

After hours of staring at footage of a nearly barren seafloor, scientists are shocked when a Greenland shark puts in an appearance.<p><b>Every now and then, buried among hours of deep-sea video as exciting as watching grass grow, the ocean serves up a heart-pounding surprise—like a rare Greenland shark</b> …

Why Wildlife Trafficking Is a Human Problem of Global Concern

World leaders are gathered again in New York for the annual session of the United Nations General Assembly to discuss some of the greatest crises challenging the global community today. They have already taken up the issues of climate change, the terror threat posed by the Islamic State, and the …

Wildlife

Blue-Footed Booby Threatened in the Galápagos

Breeding is down among birds known for their happy feet.<p>A cartoonish character in the avian world, the blue-footed booby is known for its vivid webbed feet and its high-stepping mating dance. But the birds have mostly ceased their hypnotic moves on the breeding grounds of the Galápagos Islands, …

Genetically-engineered moths make spider silk for flameproof pants

Spider silk is widely considered a superfibre, a near magical material with potential medical and military applications. The problem is that …

Judge to Ohio: Recognize out-of-state gay marriage

CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal judge on Monday ordered Ohio to recognize the marriages of same-sex couples performed in other states, and civil rights attorneys and gay marriage supporters immediately began looking ahead to their next fight: a lawsuit seeking to force Ohio to allow gay couples to …

Obama Announces Changes To NSA's Phone Metadata Collection, Defends NSA Activity As Legal

Half a year after Edward Snowden first leaked details about the U.S.' surveillance programs, President Obama announces his plans for change.<p>The NSA's gathering of Americans' phone call metadata is going to see a few changes. President Barack Obama promised several reforms to U.S. …

The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

Back in July, we wrote about Amazon editors' selections for best books that were released between January and June. Now, Amazon is back with an updated list of the Best Books of 2013 (so far).<p>Here are the top 10 books from this year, according to Amazon editors.<p>1. "<b>The Goldfinch"</b> by Donna Tartt: …

Books

Evolution of Chinese Music - Calculasian

How to switch from iPhone to Android – the Eric Schmidt guide

In a rare Google+ post, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt offered his followers a very detailed how-to guide on switching from iPhone to Android.<p>Schmidt said that many of his iPhone friends are moving to Android and reminded buyers that some of the most recent Android handsets out there including the …

Android Phones

The heroism of Antoinette Tuff reveals what's missing from politics

The way she talked down a gunman at her school, armed only with her faith, shows we needn't assume the worst in others<p>In January, when Barack Obama called for the US nation to put pressure on politicians to pass gun control legislation, he warned: "Every day we wait [the number of Americans who die …

The Beggar, the Chooser and the Hypocrite.

I’m not one to boast about the wealth I have or the affluence I enjoy, because nothing I have or could have possibly done in my life could have …

Associated Press News

Fringe Factor: Gay Love Is Just Like What Ariel Castro Had With His Victims

Yet another week in far-out theories from our fearless leaders.<p><b>American Family Association Host: The Love Between Gay Couples and the Love Ariel</b> …