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Where everyone in the world is migrating—in one gorgeous chart

It’s no secret that the world’s population is on the move, but it’s rare to get a glimpse of where that flow is happening. In a study released in Science, a team of geographers used data snapshots to create a broad analysis of global migrations over 20 years.<p>The study was conducted by three …

Africa

Malaysia plane: Confronting searchers is an ocean full of garbage

BEIJING -- The search and rescue teams working off the west coast of Australia seeking the missing<p>Malaysia Airlines Flight 370discovered what oceanographers have been warning: Even the most far-flung stretches of ocean are full of garbage.<p>For the first time since the search focused on the south …

Teens Are Deserting Facebook, And They're Heading To Places Where Their Parents Can't Find Them

Their gradual exodus to messaging apps such as WhatsApp, WeChat and KakaoTalk boils down to Facebook becoming a victim of its own success. The road to gaining nearly 1.2 billion monthly active users has seen the mums, dads, aunts and uncles of the generation who pioneered Facebook join it too, …

Maybe U.S. public schools don't stink

The drumbeat is hard to miss: Our schools are failing. Public education is in crisis. Our students are falling further and further behind.<p>The rhetoric comes from the left and right, from educators and politicians and lobbyists and CEOs and even Education Secretary Arne Duncan. The deep dysfunction …

Terrorists stormed a Kenyan mall and killed at least 39 people

<b>Updated at 4:20 p.m. ET.</b><p>Terrorists stormed an affluent Nairobi shopping mall on Saturday, throwing grenades and firing machine guns, in a brutal attack that killed at least 39 people. The gunmen weren’t immediately identified, but the Somali militant group al Shabaab had previously threatened to …

Extremism

US nearly detonated atomic bomb over North Carolina – secret document

A secret document, published in declassified form for the first time by the Guardian today, reveals that the US Air Force came dramatically close to detonating an atom bomb over North Carolina that would have been 260 times more powerful than the device that devastated Hiroshima.<p>The document, …

Will Mars colonists live in robot-dug caves like these?

As they say, everything old is new again. That would be an especially delicious irony if future humans once again become cavemen -- on Mars.<p>A vision for troglodyte existence put forth by Germany's ZA Architects calls for astronauts to live in caverns under the surface of Mars that would be dug out …

Valentina Tereshkova, 76, first woman in space, seeks one-way ticket to Mars

Having reached the age of 76, it might be expected that Valentina Tereshkova would be planning a life of quiet gentility: a bit of gardening, perhaps, or catching up on reading. Far from it. The <i>grande dame</i> of astronautics has no intention of retiring gracefully, she has revealed. Indeed, she has a …

5 Surprising Facts About Daydreams

They distract us for a shocking 47 percent of our waking hours. They make us feel undisciplined and unproductive. And they don't even make us …

Turkey says it shot down Syrian helicopter in tense border region

Turkish authorities said Monday that they had shot down a Syrian helicopter that violated the country's airspace, news reports said.<p>Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc told reporters that Turkish fighter jets fired missiles at the helicopter after it flew slightly more than a mile into Turkey's …

European researchers want to send snake robots to Mars

Can snake-like robots do a better job exploring Mars than the wheeled rovers humans have previously sent to the red planet? That's the working theory of researchers at the Foundation for Scientific and Industrial Research (SINTEF), who believe that such a bot could help tackle the primary challenge …

Associated Press News

More than 1,000 unaccounted for in deadly Colo. floods

Historic flooding leaves weary residents reeling amid the dark forecast of more rain to come.<p>The number of people unaccounted for in flood-ravaged Colorado rose Sunday to 1,254 as flooding spread to 15 counties and rain continued to fall.<p>Many of those unaccounted for were reported unreachable on …

The Habits Of Supremely Happy People

Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40 percent is up to us.<p>In his 2004 Ted Talk, Seligman describes three different kinds of happy lives: The pleasant life, in which you fill …