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Steven Moffat Describes New Doctor as Crazy, Dangerous, and Difficult

Discovery of Oldest DNA Scrambles Human Origins Picture

Scientists reveal the surprising genetic identity of early human remains from roughly 400,000 years ago in Spain.<p><b>New tests on human bones hidden in a Spanish cave for some 400,000 years set a new record for the oldest human DNA sequence ever decoded—and may scramble the scientific picture of our</b> …

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Tom Baker on Doctor Who: 'It was so much better than real life'

<b>As Doctor Who nears its 50th anniversary, Tom Baker reflects on his seven years as the fourth Doctor. "It was so much better than real life," he says.</b><p>Tom Baker is planning to break the habit of a lifetime on 23 November.<p>The actor says he's never been interested in watching Doctor Who - including …

London Dig Uncovers Roman-Era Skulls

Subway tunnelers uncover first-century skulls of Londoners.<p><b>Tunnelers expanding London's Underground (Tube) stations have stumbled on a cache of more than two dozen Roman-era skulls. The skulls likely date from the first century A.D. and may possibly—just possibly—be victims of the famed Queen</b> …

On the road again: Amid stalemate, Obama campaigns for budget bill

One would think that if the budget crisis is going to be resolved, it's going to happen somewhere in the one-mile stretch between the White House and Capitol Hill.<p>But while Congress convened once again Thursday to weigh a set of mini-spending bills, President Obama hit the stump 20 miles away -- …

Lake of doom: deadly waterway calcifies any animal that dares to dive in

Sometimes, truth is indeed more terrifying than fiction. In what could easily make for prime horror film fodder, a renowned photographer has captured stunning images of wildlife calcified by the caustic waters of a deadly Tanzanian lake.<p>Nick Brandt, well-known for his photography of East Africa's …

Neo-Nazis Trying To Create Whites-Only Town In ND

Neo-nazism

New Netflix Gas Lets Users Inhale Multiple Seasons Of TV Shows

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The Onion’s Tips For College Freshmen

College & University

Poll: Majority Of Americans Approve Of Sending Congress To Syria

Polling

Study: Yelling At Teens As Harmful As Hitting

Parenting

Foreign Guy Probably Dressed Very Fashionably For Wherever He’s From

Iowa Issuing Gun Permits To The Blind

Iowa

Nation’s Math Teachers Introduce 27 New Trig Functions

The British WWI prisoner of war who returned to captivity

<b>A British officer captured during World War I was granted leave to visit his dying mother on one condition - that he return, a historian has discovered.</b><p>And Capt Robert Campbell kept his promise to Kaiser Wilhelm II and returned from Kent to Germany, where he stayed until the war ended in …

FYI: What Would Happen If Every Element On The Periodic Table Came Into Contact Simultaneously?

There are two ways to go about testing this, neither of which are practical. One requires the energy of dozens of Large Hadron Colliders. The other could yield a cauldron-full of flaming plutonium. Both, however, would probably create carbon monoxide and a pile of rust and salts rather than a cool …

Meet 115, the Newest Element on the Periodic Table

The extremely heavy element was just confirmed by scientists in Sweden.<p><b>If you've learned all the elements from actinium to zirconium, it's time to head back to the periodic table, where there's a new, extremely heavy element in town.</b><p><b>The new element doesn't have an official name yet, so scientists</b> …

Are We Martians? Scientist Says We Just Might Be

As Adam Frank has said over on the 13.7 blog, "Earth and Mars have been swapping spit (astrobiologically speaking) for eons ... [and] it is entirely possible we were Earth's first alien invasion."<p>Thursday at a conference in Italy, chemist Steven Benner from the Westheimer Institute of Science and …

Returning Maya Ancestors to Their Place of Origin

<i>The Mayapán Taboo Cenote Project will undertake an extensive exploration of the underwater cave, Cenote Sac Uayum, to document 20+ submerged skeletons and artifacts. Team leader and National Geographic Grantee Bradley Russell will also investigate the modern belief that a supernatural power- a</i> …

Decades After Henrietta Lacks' Death, Family Gets A Say On Her Cells

Morning Edition talks with NIH's Dr. Francis Collins<p><b>Listen</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b><p>The family of the late Henrietta Lacks finally got the chance to weigh in on how scientists use cells taken from her — without consent — more than 60 years ago.<p>The National Institutes of Health and the Lacks family …