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How voles got to Neolithic Scotland - Futurity

Bones of prehistoric voles on the Orkney Islands in Scotland offer a genetic “snapshot” of …

A new beautiful translucent snail from the deepest cave in Croatia

Scientists discovered a new species of a peculiar cave-dwelling snail in one of the 20 deepest cave systems in the world, Lukina Jama–Trojama in …

Why Do You Hate the Sound of Your Own Voice?

<i>Reader Christah wrote to ask, “Why do our voices sound different to us than they do to other people/on recordings?” And Jenny asked on Facebook, "Why</i> …

Humberto Expected To Become First Hurricane Of Atlantic Season

Tropical Storm Humberto is poised to get a promotion, becoming the first hurricane of an otherwise lackluster Atlantic season to date.<p>Humberto and Tropical Storm Gabrielle are both active in the Atlantic right now. Brian McNoldy, of the University of Miami's Rosenthiel School of Marine and …

How NASA Is Developing Fresh Space Salad

Plus cameos from former International Space Station crewmembers Zucchini, Broccoli and Sunflower<p>Early in the history of the U.S. space program, space ice cream caught the imagination of American youngsters. Now, NASA and other researchers are developing a different kind of space food—space-grown …

The Next Space Shuttle: Hybrid Engines Make Runway-To-Orbit Missions A Reality

A new type of engine could usher in an era of affordable spaceplanes<p>A disembodied jet engine, attached to a hulking air vent, sits in an outdoor test facility at the Culham Science Center in Oxfordshire, England. When the engine screams to life, columns of steam billow from the vent, giving the …

Welcome Home Expedition 36!

Obama’s Case for Action Against Assad Comes Down to Just One Thing

Pres­id­ent Obama’s ad­dress to the na­tion on Syr­ia Tues­day night comes on the heels of a long day full of de­vel­op­ments that are quickly …

Middle East

Senate panel backs U.S. strike on Syria

WASHINGTON — The<p>Senatetook a crucial step Wednesday toward authorizing a punitive strike on Syria but deep reluctance was evident in the House, where lawmakers questioned whether the U.S. was in danger of being drawn into another Middle East war.<p>President Obama, who announced Saturday that he would …

Middle East

What Defines a Quick Meal for You?

Quick weeknight meals: just typing the phrase feels like repetition of a cliche. It's what the magazines tell us we want — dinner fast! Ten 30-minute …

7 Ways to Let Go and Watch Your Life Flourish

<i>By letting it go it all gets done. The world is won by those who let it go. But when you try and try. The world is beyond the winning.</i> -Lao Tzu<p>So …

Happiness

Syria crisis: Obama leans to diplomacy on chemical weapons impasse

Barack Obama has used a televised address to lay the path for a possible diplomatic resolution to the impasse over Syria, pledging to work directly with Russia to force the Assad regime to give up its chemical weapons but insisting military strikes remain a possibility.<p>The US president said that …