Coletta Greenbaum

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Houston, We Have Dengue Fever

Dengue fever is in Houston. And it turns out the mosquito-borne illness isn't exactly a stranger there.<p>Dengue has been roaming around the city since 2003, according to a study published Wednesday. "There was dengue circulating, and we had no idea that it was here because we just weren't looking," …

Florida Man Sets Self on Fire

Fehmina Chaudhry, Pakistani Supermodel, Found Murdered

In a tragic end to a developing kidnapping story that began Thursday, police announced on Wednesday that the body of a woman found dumped in Islamabad is that of Pakistani model Fehmina Chaudhry.<p>Based in Singapore, the model was back in Pakistan visiting her mother and looking to buy some property …

US has killed far more civilians with drones than it admits, says UN

A new report from a special U.N. investigator says drone strikes have killed far more civilians than U.S. officials have publicly acknowledged – at least 400 in Pakistan and as many as 58 in Yemen – and chides the U.S. for failing to aid the investigation by disclosing its own figures.<p>U.N. Special …

Bright eyes, clean brains: sleep might scrub away gray matter waste

A new theory on why we need shut-eye<p>It's long been known that sleep, much like eating or breathing, is a vital process for humans and animals. Insufficient shut-eye in people impairs cognition, curbs energy levels, and has been linked to a bevy of illnesses. But while scientists have explored …

Lao Airliner Crash That Killed 49 Blamed On Bad Weather

The crash of a turboprop in southern Laos that killed all 49 people aboard was caused by a violent storm that prompted the pilot to miss a runway and careen into the Mekong River, authorities say.<p>"Upon preparing to land at Pakse Airport the aircraft ran into extreme bad weather conditions and was …

Surreal landscapes around the world - Telegraph

Columbus Day: Biggest Misconceptions and Exploring the Era of First Contact

Wildlife<p>Famed painter and illustrator N.C. Wyeth created a series of murals in 1927 for National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C., including this one showing the ships of Christopher Columbus’s voyage of discovery. (Photo courtesy NGS)<p>Christopher Columbus’s landfall in the Western …

Autumn in the United States

See photos of autumn in the U.S., including maple trees and other fall leaves, in this photo gallery from National Geographic.

These images show just how differently cats and humans see the world

Cats and humans have very different perspectives on the world, both literally and figuratively. Indeed, as these visualizations beautifully …

Pets

Divers In Russia Dredge Up A Half-Ton Chunk Of Meteorite

Remember that bus-sized meteor that stunned thousands and injured hundreds across Russia when it entered the atmosphere and produced a massive shockwave last February?<p>Well what survived the incredible temperatures came crashing into Lake Chebarkul in central Russia, and today, divers dredged up a …

Sleep 'cleans' the brain of toxins

<b>The brain uses sleep to wash away the waste toxins built up during a hard day's thinking, researchers have shown.</b><p>The US team believe the "waste removal system" is one of the fundamental reasons for sleep.<p>Their study, in the journal Science, showed brain cells shrink during sleep to open up the gaps …