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Scientists have solved one of Pluto's most puzzling mysteries

There are regions in Pluto where huge ice structures exist. Scientists finally think they know how they are formed.<p>Scientists have solved one of Pluto's most puzzling mysteries. In 2015, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft flew by Pluto. What it saw near Pluto's equator has baffled scientists ever …

Solar System

14 Reasons to Visit the Faroe Islands

If you haven't heard of the Faroe Islands, you definitely will soon. Tucked between Iceland and Norway in the North Atlantic Ocean (and politically part of Denmark), this self-governed group of 18 volcanic islands is <i>the</i> Nordic destination of 2017. Music lovers may already recognize the region for …

Astronomers find a giant, black, glowing exoplanet

The extra-solar planet ("exoplanet") known as WASP-12b is perhaps the strangest world found yet. While known for almost a decade, astronomers …

Strongest Earthquake in a Century Strikes Mexico

<i>This story was updated Sept. 8 at 12:56 p.m. EDT.</i><p>The strongest earthquake to hit Mexico in 100 years struck off the country's southern coast late …

The Worst Case Scenario For Hurricane Irma Looks Likely

<b>UPDATE</b> (Sept. 8, 8:46 p.m.): The National Hurricane Center’s latest forecasted track for Hurricane Irma reflects model trends that suggest the storm …

Drug Resistance: Worse, And Still A Lot To Learn

Today starts a week of observances about antibiotic resistance: “Get Smart About Antibiotics” Week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the US, World Antibiotic Awareness Week, sponsored by the World Health Organization, European Antibiotic Awareness Day on Wednesday, and similar …

Public Health

ISIS Propaganda Videos Praise Paris Attacks, Threaten Washington

ISIS has released propaganda videos celebrating the attacks in Paris and threatening to carry out another in Washington, D.C.<p>In one of the videos, a purported Algerian member of the terror group addresses the United States, saying, "like France we will strike in its center in Washington," according …

Terrorism