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Extraordinary Gorilla Photography

I've never looked properly to a gorilla. I've always known that these are some powerful, gorgeous primates, but I would never guess that they are …

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152-year-old shipwreck found on Lake Huron

Late August 2010 provided a rare satellite view of a cloudless summer day over the entire Great Lakes region.<p>MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - The wreckage of a wooden steamship that sank 152 years ago in a storm on Lake Huron with no survivors has been found, a Michigan explorer said on Monday.<p>What exactly …

Newly discovered greenhouse gas '7,000 times more powerful than CO2'

A new greenhouse gas that is 7,000 times more powerful than carbon dioxide at warming the Earth has been discovered by researchers in Toronto.<p>The newly discovered gas, perfluorotributylamine (PFTBA), has been in use by the electrical industry since the mid-20th century.<p>The chemical, that does not …

Microsoft Not Developing A Bra To Stop Overeating, After All

The new reality with the light-speed pace of online news sharing is that news doesn't have to be true for it to go superviral. Sometimes stories are too good to verify, too fun not to share. The <i>New York Times</i> delved into this with a much-tweeted piece this morning.<p>So it is not altogether …

Milk & Cookie Cliff in House GOP Hands

Milk could hit $8 a gallon if there’s no breakthrough in Farm Bill negotiations, and it won’t just be dairy products spiking in price -- cookies and …

How Instagram Alters Your Memory

Using Satellite, Scientists Pinpoint Coldest Place On Earth

Using data from a NASA satellite, scientists at the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) say they have now pinpointed the coldest place on Earth.<p>On a 1,000 kilometer swath of the highest section of the East Antarctic ice divide, scientists measured temperatures of -134 to -137 degrees …

How Google Sold Its Engineers on Management

Artwork: Chad Hagen, Graphic Composition No. 1, 2009, digital<p>Since the early days of Google, people throughout the company have questioned the value of managers. That skepticism stems from a highly technocratic culture. As one software engineer, Eric Flatt, puts it, “We are a company built by …

The 'Invisible' Homeless Children of New York | The Takeaway | WNYC

Here’s a statistic that might surprise you: The United States has the highest child poverty rate of any developed nation except for Romania. Nearly …

A Russian Amnesty Deal Could Free Jailed Pussy Riot Protesters

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Russia could possibly pardon two jailed members of Pussy Riot, along with a group of Greenpeace …

Alien Cockroach Species Invading the U.S.

<b>New York City, home to eight million people and untold numbers of cockroaches, just got a few more of the latter.</b><p>A newly seen species, <i>Periplaneta japonica,</i> has just been <i></i>discovered in New York’s elevated High Line park. As its name implies, the cockroach is native to Japan, and this is the first …

Harlem will soon be home to the largest Wi-Fi network in the US

In his final weeks as New York City mayor, Michael Bloomberg today announced that Harlem will soon be the home of the largest public Wi-Fi network in the US. The network will extend a whopping 95 blocks, and will provide free wireless internet to the neighborhood's 80,000 residents — and the crop …

Popular Antacids Increase The Risk Of B-12 Deficiency

Acid-inhibiting drugs like Zantac and Prilosec have become hugely popular because they're so good at preventing the unpleasant symptoms of heartburn and acid indigestion.<p>But the drugs also make it more likely that a person will be short on vitamin B-12. And that can contribute to health problems …

1 in 3 Children Under the Age of 5 Does Not Officially Exist, Says UNICEF

In Pakistan, 3 out of 4 newborns last year were not registered with the government. It’s worse in Yemen, where 4 out of 5 were not registered. And in …

Abandoned mine could yield clues to stopping global warming

Graduate students from Stanford’s Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences measure a magnesite nodule at the abandoned Red Mountain in California.<p>An abandoned mine in California is providing scientists with important data that could lead to a possible new weapon to fight global …

Teachers Give Better Grades to More Attractive Students: Study

If you were of a mind to forgive good-looking people for their freakishly good genetic makeup because you figure you got better brains than they did, …

Uruguay becomes first country to legalise marijuana trade | Reuters

MONTEVIDEO (Reuters) - Uruguay became the first country to legalise the growing, sale and smoking of marijuana on Tuesday, a pioneering social experiment that will be closely watched by other nations debating drug liberalisation.<p>People participate in the so-called "Last demonstration with illegal …

Dark Matter May Have Already Been Found, Researchers Say

The mysterious dark matter that makes up most of the matter in the universe may already have been detected with superconducting circuits, researchers say.<p>Dark matter is currently one of the greatest mysteries in the cosmos — an invisible substance thought to make up five-sixths of all matter in the …

Parents Worry Schools Overlook Girls Who Aren't College-Bound

Kyrah Whatley, 17, is a bright student with pretty good grades. But the thought of spending two to four more years in a college classroom is depressing, she says.<p>Masonry, on the other hand, intrigues her. "I'm a kinesthetic learner. ... I learn with my hands," she says.<p>That's why Kyrah is thinking …

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FDA to limit antibiotics in meat

The Food and Drug Administration issued two major proposals Wednesday morning in an effort to cut back on antibiotics used on farms that can spur drug-resistant superbugs, making a final push to limit drugs fed to animals before they’re turned into steaks and pork chops.<p>The move — just the latest …

Giant blob of hot rock hidden beneath Antarctica’s ice

Mount Sidley is the youngest volcano rising above the ice in West Antarctica's Executive Committee Range. Seismologists have detected new volcanic activity under the ice about 30 miles ahead of Mount Sidley.<p>SAN FRANCISCO — A big, hot blob hiding beneath the bottom of the world could be evidence of …

Raw milk sickens more than widely reported, study says

Reported outbreaks may be "just the tip of the iceberg," researcher says after studying Minnesota cases.<p><i>Editor's note: The American Academy of Pediatrics said in a 2008 article that raw milk should not be given to children. A previous version of this story referred to that article incorrectly; the</i> …

China bans shark fin soup at official dinners

New regulation seeks to avoid the use of Chinese state funds on wildlife products and luxury goods<p>Shark fin soup, your days are numbered — at least when it comes to official Chinese state banquets, after a new regulation was enacted that bans dishes made from shark fins, bird nests, and other wild …

FDA Warns on Animal Antibiotics

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Giant undersea cliff may hold clues to dinosaur-killing cosmic impact

Detailed underwater views of the Campeche Escarpment are available n Google Earth and Google Maps.<p>Scientists have mapped a dramatic undersea cliff in the southern Gulf of Mexico that could hold clues to the ancient cosmic collision that wiped out the dinosaurs.<p>Stretching some 372 miles (600 …

Chowing Down On Meat, Dairy Alters Gut Bacteria A Lot, And Quickly

Looks like Harvard University scientists have given us another reason to walk past the cheese platter at holiday parties and reach for the carrot sticks instead: Your gut bacteria will thank you.<p>Switching to a diet packed with meat and cheese — and very few carbohydrates — alters the trillions of …