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Donald Trump is a monster of the GOP's own creation

Republicans will never have any luck condemning Trump, but he’ll never win the presidency anyway<p>It’s hard not to laugh at the entirely self-created dilemma the Republicans now find themselves in with Donald Trump. The more he insults wide swaths of voters, the more he climbs in the polls. As his …

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Under oath, Donald Trump shows his raw side

Donald Trump seemed irritated. He had been grilled for two hours in a lawsuit over a failed Florida real estate project, and he told the lawyer that …

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A World With 11 Billion People? New Population Projections Shatter Earlier Estimates

Dueling projections of population growth present different visions of the world's future.<p><b>Warning: The 21st century may get a lot more crowded than previously thought.</b><p>In a paper published Thursday in <i>Science</i>, demographers from several universities and the United Nations Population Division conclude …

Human-Caused Climate Change Worsened Heat Waves in 2013, Study Says

The climate connection to storms and droughts is less clear.<p>A new report attributes heat waves around the world in 2013 to human-caused climate change, but finds the link between climate change and other extreme weather events—including the California drought—to be much less certain.<p>The …

The Search for Missing Frogs Brings Some Species Back From the Dead

Researchers spent months hunting for frogs and salamanders that either had been declared extinct or hadn't been seen in decades.<p>In August 2010, more than 120 scientists spread out over five continents looking for animals that supposedly didn't exist anymore. The search for lost amphibians was on, …

Q&A: Veteran Volcano Climber on the Allure, Danger of Japan's "Holy Mountain"

Photographer Carsten Peter discusses the weekend eruption on Mount Ontake.<p>On Saturday, September 27, at 11:52 a.m. local time, a cloud of ash, toxic gases, and rock erupted from 10,062-foot Mount Ontake, Japan's second highest volcano, killing at least 36 people and injuring approximately 60 more. …

Has Half of World's Wildlife Been Lost in Past 40 Years?

The "2014 Living Planet Report" tracked population trends among species.<p>A compilation of wildlife trends suggests that populations of some wild animals have fallen by half in the past four decades, according to a report released Tuesday by the advocacy group World Wildlife Fund.<p>The <i>2014 Living</i> …

Is 2 Degrees the Right Limit for Global Warming? Some Scientists Say No

We've come to think of it as the threshold of catastrophic climate change—but it’s the wrong limit to set, two researchers argue.<p>For more than a decade international climate-policy discussions have revolved around a seemingly simple goal: Limit the rise in average global surface temperature to two …

Aral Sea's Eastern Basin Is Dry for First Time in 600 Years

Once thriving, the vast Asian lake was drained for irrigation.<p>Once the fourth largest lake in the world, Central Asia's shrinking Aral Sea has reached a new low, thanks to decades-old water diversions for irrigation and a more recent drought. Satellite imagery released this week by NASA shows that …

Studies Link Climate Change to Recent Extreme Weather Events

Changing Planet<p>New research in the <i>Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society</i> finds that climate change influenced the majority of 16 extreme weather events in 2013. Specifically, it found evidence that climate change linked to human causes—particularly burning of fossil fuels—increased the …

Geography in the News: Swirling Ocean Garbage Dumps

Changing Planet<p><i>By Neal Lineback and Mandy Lineback Gritzner, Geography in the NewsTM</i><p><b>The Great Swirling Pacific Garbage Patch</b><p>Ocean pollution is growing at an astonishing rate.<p>On June 1, 2008, two scientists and a photographer/blogger sailed from Long Beach, California, and headed westward across the …

As Ebola's Spread Continues, Warnings of an Inadequate Global Response

More volunteers are desperately needed, officials say.<p>The battle against Ebola is winnable, public health officials say, but a growing chorus of institutions and experts is warning this week that an insufficient global response to West Africa's epidemic may put a solution to the crisis out of reach.<p>…

In Myanmar, China's Scramble for Energy Threatens Livelihoods of Villagers

In western Myanmar a Chinese-backed energy and trading hub is taking shape on a remote island.<p>OIL MOUNTAIN, Myanmar—The mood at a ramshackle bar in this village on Ramree Island, in western Myanmar's Rakhine State, is one of fatalism punctuated by the occasional comic trope.<p>As dusk falls, Nyint …

Twitter Chat With Retronaut’s Chris Wild

Changing Planet<p>Photograph by James P. Blair/National Geographic Creative.<p>Have you ever seen a photo that doesn’t seem to belong to the time it was created? Chris Wild’s website, “Retronaut: The Photographic Time Machine,” hosts tens of thousands of photos from across the past.<p>Wild is releasing a …

An Awareness of Vultures in Our Poisonous World

Changing Planet<p><b>By Steve Zack</b><p>An appreciation of vultures is in the eye of the beholder. William Clark of the Lewis and Clark Expedition certainly appreciated them; Charles Darwin certainly did not.<p>Clark carefully described in his journal of 1806 the “butifull buzzard of the Columbia” that we now …

Back-to-School Pictures: Exploring Education Around the World

As kids go back to school in the U.S., take a peek into classrooms worldwide, from Botswana to Syria.

Courtesy Of ‘The Daily Show,’ Here’s The Phillie Phanatic Having Sex With Billy The Marlin While Fredbird Watches

On Tuesday night’s episode of <i>The Daily Show</i>, Jon Stewart unleashed an amazing rant about the city of Philadelphia that would have made Liz Lemon whip snowballs at him until her arms fell off. During that declaration of hatred, Stewart dragged the universally lovable Phillie Phanatic into it by …

Painful and rapid spread of new virus in Caribbean

SAN CRISTOBAL, Dominican Republic (AP) — They suffer searing headaches, a burning fever and so much pain in their joints they can barely walk or use their hands. It's like having a terrible flu combined with an abrupt case of arthritis.<p>Hospitals and clinics throughout the Caribbean are seeing …

How to get embarrassed twice on one streetball play

This video is not safe for work. This guy is probably dead.<p>Although we used to watch And1 mixtapes and play NBA Street, we don't actively pay attention to it anymore because, well, we grew older. However, every once in a while, there comes a moment so embarrassing, so captivating, that we have no …

Top 10 New Species of 2014

A raccoon relative, an ice-loving anemone, and a tough but tender shrimp head up this year's list.<p>Forty years ago, Ringerl the olinguito had a problem: Her human matchmakers kept setting her up on bad dates. How bad? They weren't even males of her own species.<p>That indignity was belatedly righted …

How The Rising Status Of Cats And Dogs Could Doom Biomedical Research

Scientific organizations worry that a movement to grant more rights to pets could spill over to mice and lab rats.<p>In November of 2010, 26,000 scientists descended on the San Diego Convention Center to attend the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. They weren’t alone. On the first day of …

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Mike Myers: Kanye West was right about Bush and black people

The “shagadelic” star says he was “super proud” to have been by West’s side at that moment<p>Nine years after Kanye West boldly declared, “George Bush doesn’t care about black people,” on a telethon raising money for the victims of Hurricane Katrina, the man who literally stood by his side agrees with …

Missing US woman found after 10 years

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1078000/1078778_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522543937_374fcf3ff44c7a1620be6b6c5e8cd2bf<p><b>A 25-year-old woman who went missing 10 years ago in California has told police she was forced to marry her captor and have his child.</b><p>The unnamed …

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