Antonia Castillo

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The New Mortgage Kings: They’re Not Banks

Less-regulated lenders bounce back; little-known Freedom issues more home loans than Citigroup<p>One afternoon this spring, a dozen or so employees lined up in front of Freedom Mortgage’s office in Mount Laurel, N.J., to get their picture taken. Clutching helium balloons shaped like dollar signs, they …

Bank of America

Hundreds of Endangered Sea Turtles Found Dead Off Mexico

AnimalsVideo<p>The animals may have died as a result of a "ghost net," a lost piece of fishing gear. The incident follows a mass death earlier in August.<p>AnimalsVideo<p>It’s a sight no one ever wants to see.<p>On Tuesday, Mexico's federal agency for environmental protection announced that more than 300 olive …

Sea Turtles

Here's What'll Happen When Plate Tectonics Grinds to a Halt

Science & Innovation<p>A new study says we may only have another 1.45 billion years to enjoy the dynamic action of Earth’s geologic engine.<p>There’s no geological artist quite like Earth’s plate tectonics. Thanks to this ongoing operation, we have mountains and oceans, terrifying earthquakes, …

Plate Tectonics

To Study the Stars, This Town Went Off the Grid

Science & InnovationPicture Stories<p>Worlds collide in Green Bank, West Virginia, which sits deep inside a radio-free zone established in 1958.<p>Sometime in 1962 over Green Bank, West Virginia, a single-engine Cessna airplane dove through the clouds, nose-first, toward the ground.<p>The plane had appeared …

Telescopes

When Retirees Should Not Pay Off Their Mortgages

Baby boomers are swelling the ranks of retirees, and more are carrying mortgage debt than in the past. But it doesn’t always make sense to pay off the debt<p>By<p>Robyn A. Friedman<p>Many homeowners dream of hosting a “mortgage-burning” party as they approach retirement. But paying off the mortgage isn’t …

Retirement Planning

At least 107 measles cases confirmed across 21 states

<b>(CNN) —</b> More than 100 cases of measles have been diagnosed this year in 21 states and the District of Columbia, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Wednesday.<p>Measles is a contagious virus that spreads through the air via coughing and sneezing. Symptoms such as high fever, …

Wisconsin Reservation Offers A Climate Success Story And A Warning

When Star Ames was a child there was a flood. The streets were like rivers and the houses like islands. It was 1960 and the village of Odanah, Wis. was up to its neck.<p>The town had been built on the banks of the Bad River, in the floodplain. "I remember watching the river come up," Ames says. "Every …

Lake Superior

Scientists Race To Improve 'Living Drugs' To Fight Cancer

Aaron Reid is lying in a hospital bed at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center when doctors arrive to make sure he's ready for his experimental treatment.<p>"How's your night? Any issues?" asks Dr. Katherine Barnett, a pediatric oncologist, as they begin to examine Reid.<p>Reid, 20, of …

Health

Some Arctic Ground No Longer Freezing—Even in Winter

Environment<p>New data from two Arctic sites suggest some surface layers are no longer freezing. If that continues, greenhouse gases from permafrost could accelerate climate change.<p>Nikita Zimov was teaching students to do ecological fieldwork in northern Siberia when he stumbled on a disturbing clue …

Permafrost

Her world ended when her kids were murdered. Raising dozens of orphans saved her life

<b>Rubona, Rwanda —</b> As a cacophony of birdsong greets the rising sun, Mama Marie Goretti Amurere corrals her daughters from their beds and out the door of their single-story home.<p>By 6am, Goretti, 60, walks the path from her house to the canteen, flanked by her girls and a lush perimeter of banana …

Parenting

Elephants Are Remarkably Resistant to Cancer. Scientists May Have Found the Reason—A 'Zombie Gene'

An elephant never forgets, the saying goes. Or, at least, as my colleague and <i>Fortune</i> Editor in Chief Clifton Leaf explained a few weeks ago, it …

Biology

How to edit a human

For decades scientists aspired to modify the code of life. Tom Whipple meets Jennifer Doudna, who succeeded<p>This story begins nearly four billion …

CRISPR

How James Bond’s Legacy Is Saving Jamaica

In 1949, Ian Fleming bought a blank naturalist’s notebook which he grandly labeled “Sea Fauna or the Finny Tribe of Goldeneye.” Bound in leather and …

Arizona’s Top Alternatives to the Grand Canyon

Windows down, radio up, sunglasses on—these are the first items on every traveler’s checklist for summer. The last line? For millions of travelers in …

No Savings? No Problem. These Companies Are Helping Home Buyers With Down Payments

Yet some worry that helping borrowers could actually exacerbate the housing market’s main problem: a dearth of new homes<p>Reese and Kyle Rademacher weren’t sure how they would afford a down payment to buy a home until their real-estate agent mentioned an offbeat idea: crowdfund the money from friends …

Real Estate

What British People in 1776 Really Thought of American Independence

In the United States, the Fourth of July is time to launch some fireworks and eat some hot dogs in celebration of American independence. But in 1776, …

Right Stuff for Life Found on Small Saturn Moon

Data from a dead spacecraft suggest that this world may be the best place besides Earth for life as we know it.<p>On Saturn’s small moon Enceladus, perpetual fountains of alien seawater launch all sorts of curious stuff into space: water, salt, silica, and even simple carbon-containing compounds fly …

Brains May Teeter Near Their Tipping Point

In a renewed attempt at a grand unified theory of brain function, physicists now argue that brains optimize performance by staying near — though not …

4 Most Relaxing Beaches on Florida's Panhandle

Creatas<p>Planning a Florida vacation without doing your research is likely to land you in expected destinations such as packed-to-the-gills South …

One of the Deepest Caves in the World is Even Bigger Than We Thought

Culture & Exploration<p>While trapped inside Mexico's Sistema Huautla by torrential flooding, cavers and scientists discovered new connections—expanding the map of the Western Hemisphere's deepest cave.<p>Katie Graham was trying to escape the cave she’d been trapped inside with her teammates for the past …

Costa Rica

He donated blood every week for 60 years and saved the lives of 2.4 million babies

<b>(CNN) —</b> Most people, when they retire, get a gold watch. James Harrison deserves so much more than that.<p>Harrison, known as the "Man With the Golden Arm," has donated blood nearly every week for 60 years. After all those donations, the 81-year-old Australian man "retired" Friday. The occasion marked …

Red Cross

Rise in Tailless Whale Sightings Has Scientists Concerned

Weird & Wild<p>Experts say that entanglement in fishing gear and other objects is a likely cause for the gruesome injuries.<p>Weird & Wild<p>Alisa Schulman-Janiger was observing gray whales off Mexico in 1985 when, instead of a majestic fluke rising from the water, she saw an ugly stump.<p>It was a whale …

Humpback Whales

See a Single Stem Cell Grow Into a Complete Creature

Video<p>Scientists have created a genetic roadmap for how lone cells develop into complex life.<p>Video<p>Your life is a result of many, many choices. School, career, relationships; each decision is made in sequence, building upon the past to create a traceable map of what led you to your current state of …

Ancient Mass Child Sacrifice May Be World's Largest

More than 140 children were ritually killed in a single event in Peru more than 500 years ago. What could possibly have been the reason?<p><i>Leer en español.</i><p>Evidence for the largest single incident of mass child sacrifice in the Americas— and likely in world history—has been discovered on Peru's …

Llamas

Wells Fargo fined $1 billion for insurance and mortgage abuses

Two federal regulators are fining Wells Fargo $1 billion for forcing customers into car insurance and charging mortgage borrowers unfair fees.<p>The penalty was announced Friday by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.<p>It is the harshest action …

Wells Fargo

Prehistoric 'Sea Monster' May Be Largest That Ever Lived

Finding the 85-foot ichthyosaur hints that other isolated bones from the U.K. may also belong to ancient behemoths.<p>The ancient remains of a gigantic marine reptile have been found in southwestern England. Known as an ichthyosaur, the animal lived about 205 million years ago and was up to 85 feet …

Strawberries again top 2018's 'Dirty Dozen' fruits and veggies

<b>(CNN) —</b> Once again, strawberries top the list of the 12 "dirtiest" fruits and vegetables, according to the Environmental Working Group.<p>Every year since 2004, the group -- a nonprofit, nonpartisan environmental organization -- ranked pesticide contamination in 47 popular fruits and vegetables for …

Pesticides

China's Falling Space Station Won't Land On Your Head. Probably.

Odds are, you probably never gave much thought to NORAD object number 37820 in the seven years since it went into orbit in 2011. But odds are also …

13,000-Year-Old Human Footprints Found—Oldest Yet From North America

Leading theories support the idea that prehistoric Americans first populated Alaska and may have migrated south along the coast.<p>When humans were walking around the west coast of current day Canada 13,000 years ago, they left behind footprints.<p>That's according to a new study published in the journal</i> …

The 7 Best Foods for Fighting Inflammation

<i>The following story is excerpted from TIME’s special edition,</i> 100 Most Healing Foods<i>, which is available in stores, at the Meredith Shop and at</i> …

Nutrition