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Cahokia’s Ceremonial Road Confirmed

CHAMPAIGN, ILLINOIS—The presence of a ceremonial road running through the center of Cahokia has been confirmed by Sarah Baires of the University of …

Gloppy blobfish wins ugliest endangered animal

The public has voted, and the sad-faced blobfish has been declared the ugliest endangered animal on the planet.<p>Some have said the gelatinous deep-sea dweller that can grow up to 12 inches long resembles a mini-Jabba the Hutt. We think it also looks like a gloppy version of the comic strip character …

Warm water under Antarctic glacier spurs astonishing rate of melting

A two-month-long expedition to one of the most remote sites on the planet — the sprawling Pine Island Glacier in Antarctica — has revealed that currents of warm water beneath the glacier are melting the ice at a staggering rate of about 2.4 inches (6 centimeters) per day.<p>An international team of …

Global Warming

Mount McKinley 83ft shorter than previously thought

<b>The highest peak in North America has shrunk, according to new data released by US geographers.</b><p>Mount McKinley, located in the US state of Alaska, measured 83ft (25m) shorter than previously understood.<p>The mountain now stands at 20,237ft. It was was last officially measured in 1952, researchers said.<p>…

Human brains are hardwired for empathy, friendship

Perhaps one of the most defining features of humanity is our capacity for empathy -- the ability to put ourselves in others' shoes. A new study …

Geography in the News: Quinoa

Changing Planet<p><i>By Neal Lineback and Mandy Lineback Gritzner,</i> <i>Geography in the NewsTM</i><p><b>Quinoa: An Old and New Nutritional Food in Western Diets</b><p>In February, the United Nations declared 2013 “The International Year of Quinoa.”<p>Quinoa is the latest trendy food originating in the developing world and …