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16 ridiculous 'facts' about animals you should really stop repeating

No more.<p>It's time to put an end to these myths, misconceptions, and inaccuracies about animals passed down through the ages.<p>To help the cause we've rounded up and corrected dozens of the more popular myths we keep hearing repeated.<p>Have any favorites we missed? Send them to</i> …

A Guide To The Many Conspiracy Theories Donald Trump Has Embraced

This election year may well go down as the conspiracy-theory election, thanks to Donald Trump's ceaseless efforts to inject unsubstantiated plots into the American political debate.<p>In an interview with the Washington Post Monday, Trump alleged, without evidence, that Hillary Clinton was involved in …

Government

Texas, Our Texas: Will Republicans Continue to Make Things Even Worse?

There are many competitions in our society, in our country, and in our world. Children, adults, colleges, corporations, etc. are constantly striving to be ranked at the top. States even compete so they are ranked high for things like the best place to work, raise a family, and live. So why does …

Teen on work experience discovers new planet

Tom Wagg, 15, spotted a planet orbiting a star whilst on a week-long placement at Keele University<p>A teenager on work experience discovered a new planet 1,000 light years away.<p>Tom Wagg was 15 when he spotted a tiny dip in the light of a distant star during his week-long placement at Keele …

16 on-point responses from female scientists to Nobel winner's sexist comments

LONDON — How do you respond to sexist comments if you're a female scientist who has been told that you should be in a single-sex lab because male …

At near absolute zero, molecules may start to exhibit exotic states of matter

The air around us is a chaotic superhighway of molecules whizzing through space and constantly colliding with each other at speeds of hundreds of …

How Vaccines in Space Can Help on Earth

You’d think it would be hard to get sick in space. There is no part of your body the medics wouldn’t have turned inside out looking for problems; …

Lana’s Sawshark

Range and Conservation<p>Lana’s sawshark has only been documented as occupying the waters around the Philippine Islands, though researchers think it's …

Conservation

When Teachers Cheat

Rampant conspiracies to alter kids' scores, including the one that resulted in the recent conviction of 11 Atlanta educators, attest to the dangers of high-stakes testing.<p>The social scientist Donald T. Campbell offered an insightful analysis of American education in his 1976 paper, "Assessing the …

NBC Refusing to Apologize for Reporter's Chris Kyle 'Killing Sprees' Smear

Last week, NBC foreign correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin suggested on MSNBC that Chris Kyle, the real "American Sniper," was a "racist" whose military …

American Sniper

The Biggest Science Stories of 2013

The wonderful thing about science is that researchers are always pushing to produce the latest, greatest and most wonderful findings they can. They …

I had my DNA analyzed, and all I got was this lousy story

With too much to account for, direct-to-consumer genetics isn't ready for prime time.<p>It’s a situation many have faced before or will in the future: …

Apps That Rise to the Top: Tested and Approved By Teachers

<b>Haiku Desk</b> is a free presentation tool with many themes and Creative Commons images to choose from. Users can import photos, make charts, and …

10 Team-Building Games That Promote Collaborative Critical Thinking

<b>10 Team-Building Games That Promote Critical Thinking</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p>One of education’s primary goals is to groom the next generation of little …

This One Simple Graphic Explains The Difference Between Climate Science And Climate Politics

If you follow the news on climate change, you hear it over and over again: 97 percent of climate scientists agree that global warming is real and …

Associated Press News

Central African Republic soldiers lynch man at army ceremony

JUBA, South Sudan -- The day was supposed to be a rousing moment of hope in a country convulsed by horrific sectarian violence: the Central African Republic, where children have been beheaded, mothers carrying babies on their backs have been gunned down and rampaging mobs have descended on their …

Africa

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Ten of the world's most mind-blowing landscapes

Gazing at a remarkable view for the first time is one of travel’s greatest thrills – and these 10 landscapes are among the most mind-blowing we’ve ever seen.<p>Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA<p>Yellowstone National Park has an embarrassment of astonishing sights, from the thundering waterfalls of …