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Michelle Obama plants White House Kitchen Garden

First Lady Michelle Obama, joined by founders of FoodCorps and D.C. elementary students, plants her sixth White House Kitchen Garden. Video by Madeline Marshall.<p>04/03/2014 01:32 PM EDT

Earthquake Rattles Yellowstone National Park, No Damage Reported

A 4.8 magnitude earthquake rocked Yellowstone National Park in Montana early Sunday, but there were no immediate reports of damage.<p>Peter Cervelli, a spokesman for the U.S. Geological Survey’s Yellowstone Volcano Observatory said the quake, which hit at 6:34 a.m. local time, was centered almost in …

Sunken Sphinx Found In Bahamas, Underwater For 2500 Years Say Archaeologists | Beyond Science

A team of underwater archaeologists studying an ancient shipwreck of unknown origin near the eastern coast of the Bahamas, have made an astonishing …

Climate Change Could Delay The Fight Against World Hunger For Decades: Report

Coffee, almonds and apples are just a few foods whose continued production is under threat due to climate change. But the implications of a changing climate have a much broader impact on global food supply, according to a new report.<p>The new report, which Oxfam released Monday, warns that climate …

Tennessee Sends Religious Anti-Discrimination Bill To Governor

Tennessee lawmakers approved a bill on Monday that seeks to expand religious liberty protections for students in public schools.<p>The Religious Viewpoints Anti-Discrimination Act, which passed the state Senate 32-0, would permit students to express religious beliefs in their homework, artwork and …

Philippines prepares for historic peace deal | US & Canada

<b>Cotabato City, Philippines</b> - Weeks before Benigno Aquino III was elected president of the Philippines in 2010, the rebel group Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) hosted a secret meeting with a high-ranking US embassy official and two American dignitaries. The impending national elections and the …

Polio in Syria: An outbreak that threatens the Middle East

<b>As summer approaches, health agencies are warning of the risk of polio spreading across the Middle East from Syria - where now more than 100 children show symptoms of the disease - despite a massive campaign to vaccinate millions of children in surrounding countries.</b><p>In the back of a car parked …

Middle East

1,300-year-old Egyptian mummy had tattoo of Archangel Michael

A mummy of an Egyptian woman dating back to 700 A.D. has been scanned and stripped to reveal a tattoo on her thigh that displays the name of the biblical archangel Michael.<p>The discovery, announced by researchers at the British Museum over the weekend, was made during a research project that used …

First Asteroid With Rings Discovered

Move over, Saturn—rings aren't just for giant planets anymore.<p>Saturn has rings, of course, and so do the other gas giants of our solar system—Jupiter, Uranus, and Neptune—albeit wispier ones than Saturn's.<p><b>But until now it seemed that only giant planets had the gravity to hold on to the billions of</b> …

The Knighthood Makes a Comeback in Australia

Why has the country's prime minister revived an old imperial institution?<p>Australia will create knights and dames this year for the first time in the 21st century, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced in a surprise move on Tuesday. A staunch monarchist, Abbott plans to name up to four …

Scientists Unveil New 'Atlas' for Navigating Human Genome

LONDON — Scientists have built the clearest picture yet of how human genes are regulated in the vast array of cell types in the body — work that should help researchers target genes linked to disease.<p>In the journal Nature, an international consortium described how they mapped a network of switches, …

Discovery of new dwarf planet hints at other objects in solar system

Planet-hunters scouring the heavens have found thousands of distant worlds around other stars, but astronomers may have overlooked one lurking much closer to home.<p>Scientists searching for glimmers of light beyond Pluto say they've discovered a new dwarf planet — and that its movements hint that an …

Philippines and Muslim rebels sign peace deal

The Philippine government has signed a landmark peace deal with the country's biggest Muslim rebel group. The agreement with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front effectively ends one of Asia's deadliest and longest conflicts.<p>It has been described as a significant political achievement for President …

Ebola Spreads From Rural Guinea To Capital

By Saliou Samb<p>CONAKRY, March 27 (Reuters) - A deadly outbreak of the Ebola virus suspected of killing at least 63 people has spread from rural Guinea to the capital Conakry, authorities said on Thursday, after West African nations branded the virus a serious threat to regional security.<p>Guinean …

Medical First: 3-D Printed Skull Successfully Implanted in Woman

Another day, another advance in 3-D printing technology.<p>Doctors in the Netherlands report that they have for the first time successfully replaced most of a human’s skull with a 3-D printed plastic one — and likely saved a woman's life in the process.<p>The 23-hour surgery took place three months ago …

3D

Sawan Masih: Pakistani Christian gets death penalty for blasphemy

<b>A Pakistani Christian man has been sentenced to death for blasphemy, in a case which sparked fierce rioting in the eastern city of Lahore last March.</b><p>Sawan Masih was convicted of using derogatory remarks against the Prophet Mohammed in a row with a Muslim friend.<p>Hundreds of Muslims attacked the …

Pakistan

Scientists Move Closer to Inventing Artificial Life

Synthetic biology advances with a man-made chromosome inserted into live brewer's yeast.<p>In a biological first, an international team has inserted a man-made chromosome into brewer's yeast, producing a life form that thrives and successfully passes the designer genes on to its offspring.<p>The …

We may already know how we will cure death—but should we?

A pair of advocates—they do legitimate research too, but their ardor is so intense, it’s hard to call them scientists—believe that they will, within their lifetimes, make ours the first generation of humans to live forever.<p>Their quest is elegantly laid out in <i>The Immortalists</i>, a new documentary …

Singularity

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LA Earthquake Could Be Sign of Bigger Follow-up

There's a 5 percent chance that the 5.1 magnitude earthquake that shook Los Angeles last night was the foreshock to a larger event, seismologists say.<p>…

X Marks the Spot: Powerful Flare Erupts on the Sun

It's fitting that a powerful solar flare created a bright X-shaped pattern in this extreme ultraviolet view of the sun's disk, captured Saturday by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. The blast rates as an X-class flare, which puts it in the most serious category of solar flares.<p>Saturday's outburst …

‘Mystery’ aircraft reportedly spotted flying over Texas raises speculation

It's difficult to determine, but a group of aviation enthusiasts say they caught a glimpse of a mystery aircraft earlier this month flying slowly across the Amarillo, Texas sky.<p>"We looked southwest and there they were," Steve Douglass, a journalist and member of the group, told FoxNews.com. "We …

Brazilian Man to Marry Pet Goat in Devil’s Curch

Aparecido Castaldo, a retired stone cutter from Jundiai, Brazil has decided to marry his beloved Carmella, a goat. Because no Christian minister …

The Catacomb Saints – Relic Hunter Photographs Europe’s Jewel-Encrusted Skeletons

Paul Koudounaris, a history professor from California, has spent the last three years visiting ancient ossuaries and churches around Europe and …

Chinese Car-Accident Victim Has New Nose Grown on His Forehead

Meet 22-year-old Xiaolian. He is not wearing some bizarre special effects makeup, that is actually a real nose growing on his forehead. As strange as …

Special Effects

The Voynich Manuscript, Also Known as World’s Most Mysterious Book

Featuring rudimentary depictions of plants illustrated in aged colors and written in a language system that has yet to be deciphered, The Voynich …

British Philosophy

Self-Proclaimed King of Germany Rules His Very Own Made-up Kingdom

Peter Fitzek is a self-proclaimed king of a made-up state called the Kingdom of Germany which promises to “not serve capitalism, but the people.” …

Serve the People