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North Korea warns of response to 'provocation' by South

North Korea has pledged to retaliate for South Korean shelling, which came after the South accused the North of firing a single rocket at a South Korean town.<p>There were no casualties in Thursday's shelling, which comes as tension between the two neighbours is soaring after South Korea resumed …

Wildfires roar throughout Washington state, governor says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Gov. Jay Inslee painted a dire picture as more than 100 wildfires roared throughout Washington state on Thursday, a day after three firefighters were killed in one fire.<p>"I want to say this is an unprecedented cataclysm in our state," Inslee said. "There are 390,000 acres burning. Last year …

California Wildfires

How a 29-year-old went from living on welfare to starting a business that earned nearly $1 million in its first year

She and her husband, Seth, and their two young sons were living in California with her in-laws, struggling to make ends meet in a rocky economy.<p>"For four years, we had no steady jobs at all," now 29-year-old Luna tells Business Insider. "We did have a little money we had saved, but we blew through …

Webinars

How Doctors Cured This Woman's Brain Cancer

In November 2013, MaryAnn Anselmo—who was on the cover of <i>TIME</i> in March—heard the words that most of us dread the most: she had cancer. Worse, it was …

Intel pledges money to train potential Navajo code writers

Earlier this year, Intel promised to make an effort to hire more women and minorities, and by the looks of things, the company's making good on its word. Its latest move? Pledging $250,000 per year for three years to three Navajo Nation high schools in Arizona, in hopes of inspiring kids to become …

High School

'Devastating' looting hits Native American archaeological sites

State parks officials and Native American leaders are decrying what they say has been a devastating spate of vandalism and looting at historically and culturally significant sites in San Diego County's backcountry.<p>At least five times in the past two years, looters have targeted American Indian …

Damages in Colorado mine spill will take years to tabulate

That bill could be years in the making. Attorneys general from Colorado, New Mexico and Utah vowed to ensure citizens and towns are compensated for immediate and long-term damages from the spill. But Colorado's attorney general, Cynthia Coffman, acknowledged it could be years before the full impact …

Pollution

Astronomers discover the smallest known supermassive black hole

Here's a cosmic contradiction: A tiny supermassive black hole. Astronomers using the Magellan II telescope in Chile and NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory have discovered the smallest supermassive black hole yet found at the center of a dwarf galaxy.<p>The findings, published by the Astrophysical …

As galactic light fades, astronomers study the death of the universe

Here's some cosmically bad news: The universe is dying. An international team of scientists that used seven powerful telescopes around the world to capture light coming from more than 200,000 galaxies has found that they're putting out half of the light that they did just 2 billion years ago – and …

The Proof That Obamacare Is Working Is Getting Really Hard To Ignore

More than five years after President Obama first signed his landmark health care reform law, it’s becoming more difficult for critics to deny that …

Health Care

New Research Explores Why The Universe Is Dying

An international team of astronomers says new data show energy output measured across more than 200,000 galaxies is only about half as strong as it was 2 billion years ago. Scientists point to this latest study as further evidence that the universe is slowly dying.<p>The Galaxy and Mass Assembly …

What is this Beautiful Bubble in Space?

When a star like our sun runs out of fuel and begins to die, violent stellar winds rip it to shreds, blasting massive quantities of stellar matter …

Universe

11 Science Photos From This Week That Will Fill You With Awe

Space

115 Doctors Propose This Solution For Terrifying Cancer Drug Prices

How furious do doctors and patients have to get about the exploding prices of cancer drugs before something happens to change our medical system?<p>Probably even more angry than this: “A lot of people think this is a free market for these drugs and therefore there is an internal regulation but it …

Scientists are trying to make sense of a Native American link to indigenous Australians

Two new studies offer dueling theories.<p>Two new studies published this week in <i>Nature</i>and <i>Science</i> are battling it out over the true origins of Native American ancestry.<p>Both papers suggest contradictory interpretations of a new perplexing find: some remote populations living in the South American Amazon …

When Chemotherapy Does More Harm than Good

A cancer diagnosis is a life-altering event, and the news—let alone making decisions about how to manage treatment—is already challenging enough. But …

Not life, but light

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Georgia cops kept 13-year-old handcuffed in freezing squad car to get him to talk<p>Cuteness overload: Rescued manatees drink special formula before …

Georgia (U.S. State)

There's a New Theory About Native Americans' Origins

Aaron Huey—National Geographic Society/Corbis<p>Robert Alexander—Getty Images<p>Robert Alexander—Getty Images<p>Robert Alexander—Getty Images<p>Robert …

Oka Could Happen Again Amid Pipeline Battles, First Nation Leaders Say

25 years after the historic dispute, Indigenous leaders say tensions are rising again.<p>Twenty-five years after the Oka land dispute in Quebec turned deadly, Indigenous leaders from coast to coast tell VICE it could easily happen again.<p>In the middle of the hot summer of 1990, Quebec police tried to …

Mysterious link emerges between Native Americans and people half a globe away

The Americas were the last great frontier to be settled by humans, and their peopling remains one of the great mysteries for researchers. This week, …

Missouri Native group fights for recognition

Hiding History<p>Traces of Missouri's first peoples are scattered throughout the state. Osage Beach, a town on Lake of the Ozarks, was named after the Osage Indians before they were edged into Oklahoma. Chillicothe, a 10,000-person town in northwest Missouri now perhaps more famous as the home of …

White House: A historic gathering for Native American youth

Raina Thiele, Tracy Goodluck, and Alison Grigonis, three Native American officials at the White House offer a recap of the historic White House …

New York City Site Yields Native American Artifacts

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK—More than 100 Native American artifacts, including pottery and stone tools dating to between A.D. 200 and 1000, have been …

The reckless plot to overthrow Africa's most absurd dictator | Andrew Rice

In December, a handful of middle-aged American immigrants attempted to topple the autocratic ruler of the Gambia. They had few weapons and an amateurish plan. What possessed them to risk everything in a mission that was doomed to fail?<p>After the coup failed, the raids began. On New Year’s Day this …

Medical Marijuana Could Repair Broken Bones, Says New Study

Medical benefits of marijuana have been one of the major selling points in the push to legalize weed. After years of slow progress toward …

Cannabis

California North Fire jumps freeway: A glimpse of the drought's explosive wildfire potential.

On Friday evening, Grace Taylor and her parents were returning to their Southern California home after celebrating her sister’s 21st birthday in Las …

America