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Mourinho: Lampard should have won Ballon d'Or

Frank Lampard was a runner-up to Ronaldinho in 2005 © PA Photos<p>Enlarge<p>Jose Mourinho believes if Chelsea had won the Champions League before 2012 then …

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Wigan Athletic 0 Manchester United 2: match report

Read a full match report of the Community Shield between Wigan Athletic and Manchester United at Wembley Stadium on Sunday August 11, 2013.<p>As the flashes and fireworks went off, Nemanja Vidic lifted the Community Shield, waving it towards the jubilating <b>Manchester United</b> fans.<p>Vidic then turned to …

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Pristine Bell gives England the advantage

<i>England 234 for 5 (Bell 105*, Harris 3-74) lead Australia 270 (Broad 5-71) by 202 runs</i><br>Live scorecard and ball-by-ball details<p>Ian Bell made his third …

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With Light Pollution, Perseids Meteors Less Spectacular

The weekend meteor shower will not be fully visible in most parts of the U.S and Europe.<p><b>Take a look up in the sky tonight. Do you see the Milky Way?</b><p><b>If not, you're not alone.</b><p>It is estimated that two-thirds of Americans cannot see the Milky Way from where they live, says Scott Kardel, managing …

Studying Shark Stress

<i>Dr. Lisa Naples</i> <i><br>John G. Shedd Aquarium</i><p>As Shark Week wraps up, let’s consider the vulnerable side of these ancient species. To many people, sharks seem to be the toughest animals in the ocean—but these top predators are prone to the same physical problem that many of us experience: stress.<p>It’s often …

The Rise of Eco-Friendly Pearl Farming

A family business in Polynesia shows how raising pearls can benefit marine life.<p>When Josh Humbert inspects his farm, he dives into the clear blue waters of a lagoon, on a picture-perfect island that is fringed with palm trees. Humbert is the manager and owner of Kamoka Pearl, a boutique family …

A Visit to the Bear Sanctuary

<i>Victoria Hillman is a National Geographic Explorer and Research Director for the Transylvanian Wildlife Project overseeing research on carnivores and biodiversity of Europe’s last great wilderness. Follow the expedition here on Explorers Journal through updates from the team.</i><p>—–—<p>The European Brown …

A Guide to Watching the Spectacular Perseids

The annual meteor shower will dazzle skywatchers with a flurry of shooting stars.<p><b>Skywatchers around the world are gearing up for the famous August Perseid meteor shower, which peaks August 11 through 13 and promises to be the best celestial fireworks show of the year.</b><p>The Perseids grace our skies …