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This Map Shows Manhattan Transform from the Countryside to a Metropolis

It's hard to imagine, but Manhattan used to be a bunch of open fields and trees. Then, after a small Dutch fort turned into an important trading …

American Revolution

Bacteria From Bees' Bellies May Fight Persistent Pathogens

You'll catch more bugs with honey<p>Within the past decade, antibiotic resistance has become a critical issue for global health. More and more strains of bacteria have grown tolerant of the typical methods used to kill them, limiting doctors' treatment arsenal and putting the health of patients at …

Time Lapse Of Earth From Above Is The Answer To All Your Problems

For those of you who never quite grew out of your dream to become an astronaut, this video is a quick refuel moment. Put on your space helmet and …

Uncontacted Indians of Acre State, Brazil

Changing Planet<p><b>‘In the forest, we see with our ears,’ says José Carlos Meirelles, an expert on Brazil’s last uncontacted tribes.</b><p>During his recent expeditions into the remote rainforest of Acre state, contacted Indians told him that uncontacted Indians imitate different animals to express …

Sea Turtles

<i>"For most of the wild things on Earth, the future must depend upon the conscience of mankind."</i><br>- Dr. Archie Carr, father of modern marine turtle …

Sea Turtles

Fracking in Water-Stressed Zones Increases Risks to Communities – and Energy Producers

Even as concerns arise about the threats hydraulic fracturing poses to water quality and human health, a new study released yesterday finds that the water demands of the “fracking” process are adding considerably to localized water depletion, especially in parts of Texas, Colorado, and California. …

Here’s an awesome Google Maps trick that every Android and iOS user needs to know

Google has just rolled out a major Google Maps update for mobile devices, available to both iOS and Android users, which brings several interesting …

If El Niño Comes This Year, It Could Be a Monster

Attention, weather superfans: El Niño might be coming back. And this time, we could be in for a big one.<p>Official NOAA Climate Prediction Center …

Gulf Oil Spill "Not Over": Dolphins, Turtles Dying in Record Numbers

Report warns that 14 species are still struggling from the 2010 disaster.<p>Four years after the biggest oil spill in U.S. history, several species of wildlife in the Gulf of Mexico are still struggling to recover, according to a new report released today.<p>In particular, bottlenose dolphins and sea …

President Obama announces plan to dismantle NSA phone record database

New program would leave records with phone companies<p>President Barack Obama has officially announced his plan to reform the National Security Agency's collection of phone records. Under his new proposal, the agency would no longer keep a database holding a large percentage of all American call …

Operation Aurora

Not to be confused with Aurora Generator Test.<p><b>Operation Aurora</b> was a series of cyber attacks conducted by advanced persistent threats such as the …

America’s Secret War in 134 Countries

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Best Spring Trips 2014

Vibrant spring blooms in the northern hemisphere and dazzling autumn displays in the southern make this the perfect season to get outside and walk, hike, or take a scenic drive. Use our editors' list of 10 best spring trip destinations as the launching pad for an active—and colorful—spring getaway. …

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