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Divers discover 50,000-year-old cypress trees on Gulf of Mexico floor

Deep beneath the surface of the Gulf of Mexico, off the Alabama coast, lie ancient cypress trees that only a handful of people have ever seen.<p>One of those lucky few is Ben Raines, director of the Weeks Bay Foundation. For many years, Raines was the environment reporter for a newspaper in the area, …

Gulf of Mexico

Study confirms social brain theory

<b>The social brain theory - that animals in large social groups have bigger brains - has now been supported by a computer model.</b><p>For animals in smaller social groups, the cost of having a large brain outweighs the benefits.<p>Scientists used a simulation modelling technique to confirm that large social …

University of Oxford

The gay rights movement’s key advantage

Gay causes feature public, familiar faces because so many have come out. Abortion groups don’t yet have that luxury<p>In the cascade of comparisons made recently between abortion and same-sex marriage -- and the specter of a political backlash arising from a Supreme Court ruling advancing gay marriage …

The Supreme Court Will (Finally) Rule on DOMA & Prop 8 on Wednesday (Really)

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Three months to the day after the justices heard historic arguments on California's Proposition 8 …

Turkish PM's chilling warning: 'these protests will be over in 24 hours'

Turkey's prime minister defied a growing wave of international criticism on Wednesday and issued a chilling warning to the protesters who have …

Posters Linking Gun Rights, Gay Rights Baffle The Left

In Washington State, gay rights advocates and gun rights advocates intersect in a series of posters appearing around the State Capitol in the past …

Oregon Teenager Busted for Columbine-Inspired Plan to Bomb His High School

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Apparently a high school student in Oregon was arrested this week for carefully planning an attack …

Gay marriage opponents stage mass protest in Paris

Tens of thousands of people registered a final, furious protest against same-sex marriage on Sunday, days before the first wedding ceremony under a …

IT’S AIRBORNE: Human Transmission of Deadly H7N9 Virus Now Confirmed

In April of this year researches studying the H7N9 bird flu virus in China advised global governments to get prepared for the worst case scenario. …

Pope Francis defends atheists

Atheists and other nonbelievers largely welcomed Wednesday's (May 22) remarks by Pope Francis that performing "good works" is not the exclusive domain of people of faith, but rather a place where they and atheists could and should meet.<p>In a private homily, Francis described doing good not as a …

DeepStateNation

Poor little daffodil Fox host. He needs his blanket.<p>Hope you're not planning on going to church anytime soon.<p>Hmm...looks like Mr. Conway isn't …

A rapper’s red scare

Lupe Fiasco’s management takes control of his Twitter feed following Marxist theory debate UPDATED<p>Grammy Award-winning rapper Lupe Fiasco, who once called President Barack Obama a terrorist, is known for his outspokenness, provoking debates about politics, government and rap. In March, the …

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2,300-year-old Mayan pyramid bulldozed for roadworks

A "vigorous" investigation has been launched after one of the largest Mayan pyramids in Belize was bulldozed for a road project.<p>The Ministry of Tourism and Culture expressed outrage at the demolition of the Nohmul complex in northern Belize to extract crushed rock for the road project. It said it …

Associated Press News

Spire Intact, World Trade Center Stretches To 1,776 Feet

With its glittering spire firmly attached, the new World Trade Center became the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere on Friday morning. The building at One World Trade Center now stands at 1,776 feet.<p>"It will give a tremendous indication to people around the entire region, and the world, …

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Tamerlan Tsarnaev's Gravesite Has Been Marked

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>There is no headstone. The family is at a kind of relative peace with a traditional Muslim burial — …

Judge Denies Administration's Request To Delay Plan-B Ruling

The U.S. District Court judge who last month ordered the Food and Drug Administration to make the most popular forms of the emergency contraceptive pill available over-the-counter with no age restrictions has denied the government's request to stay his ruling while it's on appeal.<p>And Judge Edward …

North Korea makes its case against Kenneth Bae

North Korea has delivered its most in-depth account yet of the case against a Korean-American sentenced to 15 years' hard labour, accusing him of …

Malcolm X's grandson killed in Mexico City, US officials confirm

Malcolm Shabazz, grandson of political activist Malcolm X, died while traveling in Mexico, US officials confirmed Friday. He was 28.<p>Two US officials …

When They Come for You

"Why do you speak out in support of the gay community?"<p>I've been asked this question multiple times, at multiple events, and every time I give the same answer: "Because it's the right thing to do. Treat others the way you´d like to be treated."<p>A simple lesson, one we all learn in kindergarten, yet …

Empathy

No, You Didn’t Walk Into an Animated Musical, Just a Fun Promotion for Red Stripe

One way to ensure that the customers at your corner shop are feelin’ irie, it turns out, is to insert them, unwittingly, into a living musical box that serenades them with everyone’s favorite second-wave ska jam.<p>In a new promotion for Red Stripe, created by U.K.-based agency KK Outlet, the thirsty …