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History isn't a 'useless' major. It teaches critical thinking, something America needs plenty more of

Since the beginning of the Great Recession in 2007, the history major has lost significant market share in academia, declining from 2.2% of all undergraduate degrees to 1.7%. The graduating class of 2014, the most recent for which there are national data, included 9% fewer history majors than the …

The Phillies Catcher Survived a Massive Collision to Win the Game

That's gonna leave a mark.<p>Phillies catcher Cameron Rupp took a brutal hit at home plate and managed to hold onto the ball to end the game Saturday night.<p>Outfielder Tyler Goeddel caught a fly ball and rocketed a throw straight to home, but when the throw took him into the baseline, Rupp didn't …

Earth Is Actually TWO Planets, Study Finds

Go ahead and forget what you know about the origins of the Earth and moon.<p>The giant impact hypothesis -- the popular belief that a "planetary embryo" called Theia collided with Earth some 4.5 billion years ago, leading to the formation of our planet's moon -- has been around for a while.<p>But a …

Universe

Man Playing Fallout 4 Gets Hit by Car and Survives

A man was hit by a car while playing Fallout 4 in his home last Sunday. He survived with injuries and attributes his survival to being a gamer.<p>CBS Dallas/Fortworth reported that Ben Rose was travelling through Fallout 4's Bostonian wasteland when a Hyundai Sonata came crashing through the wall of …

Fort Worth

Young man spared by Oregon shooter given 2 tasks in exchange for his life

<b>(CNN) —</b> The killer called him "the lucky one."<p>For reasons he might never understand, Matthew was chosen to live by the gunman in last week's Oregon community college shooting that left nine people dead.<p>But the 18-year-old had to perform two tasks to save his life: deliver the gunman's message to …

Mass Shootings

Missouri mom charged after kids found living in crate, cave

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 24-year-old mother is in custody Saturday after her two young children were found barefoot, dirty and living in a wooden …

Kansas City

Scientists are raising important questions about the discovery of a new human ancestor

On September 10, scientists announced the truly remarkable discovery of thousands of bones belonging to a previously unknown species of human ancestor.<p>They gave the new species the name <i>Homo naledi</i>, after the Dinaledi chamber of the Rising Star cave where the bones were found.<p>The finding is already …

Jimmy Kimmel’s iPhone 6s gag makes Apple owners look foolish

We’re all pretty excited about the upcoming release of the iPhone 6s, Apple’s latest and shiniest hardware. And it seems that some people are so excited about the new phone that it makes them forget a bunch of things — like what an original iPhone looks like.<p>Kimmel sent an interviewer out on the …

Mobile Technology

New Ice Age may begin by 2030

Researcher from the Lomonosov Moscow State University and her colleagues showed that the new Little Ice Age is coming<p>The arrival of intense cold …

The Call of Duty series' incredible highs and terrible lows explored in 2-hour critique

With 11 entries spread across 12 years, it's no surprise that Activision's wildly successful Call of Duty series has some ups and downs. It's had some critical praise and some real stinkers.<p>But what about when we step back and take a look at the series as a whole?<p>That's what YouTuber Noah …