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Plane Search Shows World's Oceans Are Full of Trash

Search for missing Malaysian plane shines spotlight on giant ocean garbage patches.<p>Before Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing, sea trash was not a global headliner.<p><b>But as hundreds of objects sighted off the Australian coast as possible aircraft debris turn out to be discarded fishing</b> …

Three Dream Stays in South America

Whether you’re exploring the Galápagos or visiting glaciers, South America is just the place to unplug from routine life.<p><b>Consider staying at one of these lodges for a truly unforgettable nature experience:</b><p><i>■</i> <b>Galápagos Safari Camp:</b> Santa Cruz Island, Ecuador <b></b>(<i>from $500, including meals and …

Opportunity rover finds fresh signs that ancient Mars was life-friendly

Ten years after it landed on Mars, NASA's Opportunity rover has hit pay dirt again: This time, the rover's scientists are reporting new evidence that garden-variety life could have thrived on the Red Planet billions of years ago.<p>Not long after Opportunity bounced to the surface in 2004, the …

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FDA may revise 20-year-old standards for food and drink nutrition labels

Nutrition labels on the back of food packages may soon become easier to read. The Food and Drug Administration says knowledge about nutrition has evolved over the last 20 years, and the labels need to reflect that.<p>As the agency considers revisions, nutritionists and other health experts have their …

Archaeologists find remains of previously unknown pharaoh in Egypt

The 3,600-year-old remains of a forgotten pharaoh unearthed this month in southern Egypt may be the first of several significant discoveries in a previously ignored burial ground that rivals the Valley of the Kings, the find's lead archaeologist said on Wednesday.<p>The discovery of King Senebkay is …

US ambassador Caroline Kennedy 'deeply concerned' about Japanese dolphin hunt

Caroline Kennedy, the US ambassador to Japan, speaks out over the "inhumanness" of practice of corralling dolphins in secluded bay to then kill them for meat, the subject of Oscar-winning documentary 'The Cove'<p>In an unusual move, US ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy has expressed deep concern …

Obama: Marijuana Is Not 'More Dangerous Than Alcohol'

<i>The New Yorker</i> has just dropped an extensive profile of President Obama by David Remnick, who wrote a major book on the president published in 2011.<p>It's nuanced and touches on issues like gay marriage and Israel and Palestine. But Obama also drops this bombshell about marijuana: "I don't think it …

9 Ways to Detox Your Home

We carefully watch what goes into our mouths and on our bodies—organic this, petroleum-free that. But when it comes to keeping a healthy home, …

Are You Making These Smart Cold Climate Design Choices?

Ice dams, burst pipes, drafty rooms, dangerously slick stairways — if you live in a chilly climate, you’ve probably had to deal with at least one of these problems at some point. Thankfully, there are some design moves that can help you avoid (or at least mitigate) common winter woes. Here are 15 …

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Scientists discover DNA body clock

A US scientist has discovered an internal body clock based on DNA that measures the biological age of our tissues and organs.<p>The clock shows that while many healthy tissues age at the same rate as the body as a whole, some of them age much faster or slower. The age of diseased organs varied hugely, …

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Tea Party leader demands class action lawsuit against homosexuality

Rick Scarborough and Peter LaBarbera would also like to see the media “step out and support the ex-gays”<p>Rick Scarborough of Tea Party Unity and Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth about Homosexuality would like to join forces and file a class action lawsuit against homosexuality.<p>Yes, they …

What is the moon illusion?

Ever noticed a rising full moon appear huge on the horizon? It’s called the “moon illusion,” and it’s a trick your brain is playing.<p>We’ve all seen a …

Space Station Crew Members Discuss Life in Space with KSTP-TV and the Big Ten Network

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Mitochondria can invade cells like body snatchers

Mitochondria are able to orchestrate a cell’s future, according to a study with embryonic mice that identifies potential culprits in the origins of …

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Not-so special K: Big Pharma wants ketamine clones to treat depression

Some companies are betting big on the club drug<p>It's commonly used as an anesthetic, and perhaps best known as hallucinogenic club drug Special K, but ketamine might soon have a third application: as a prescription treatment for depression, and one that portends to be the biggest breakthrough in the …

Successful Children Who Lost A Parent — Why Are There So Many Of Them?

She was 9 when it happened. She says she was at school, in the school yard at recess, standing by the fence, when a thought passed through her "like the barest shadow of a mood." All of a sudden, and for no clear reason, she found herself thinking of her "Papi," her father, who'd been drunk, …

Radioactive Water Is Leaking Into the Ground at Fukushima

Ja­pan’s Nuc­le­ar Reg­u­la­tion Au­thor­ity an­nounced Wed­nes­day that it will raise the threat level at the Fukushi­ma Daii­chi nuc­le­ar-power …

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Separating Science From Spin on the Global-Warming ‘Pause’

“If the planet is warming, why have temperatures been steady for a decade?”<p>That question is now the go-to counterpoint for global-warming skeptics, …