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Australian astronomers discover oldest known star in universe

13.6bn-year-old heavenly body is a time capsule that allows scientists to study the chemistry of the first stars<p>A team of scientists at the Australian National University has discovered the oldest known star in the universe.<p>The discovery of the heavenly body, which formed about 13.6bn years ago, …

Conjoined Whales Found in Mexico

Scientists working in Mexico's Laguna Ojo de Liebre made a startling discovery on Sunday: a pair of conjoined gray whales floating in the surf.<p>Researchers believe that the conjoined twins probably did not survive birth and were likely miscarried by their mother. The whales are noticeably …

Whales

Serotonin deficiency may not cause depression after all

New research may lead to a more direct and effective treatment than common SSRIs<p>Depression strikes some 35 million people worldwide, according to the World Health Organization, contributing to lowered quality of life as well as an increased risk of heart disease and suicide. Treatments typically …

Beyonce & Jay Z “Drunk In Love” (NEW VIDEO)

Oh, we’re drunk.<p><b>Beyonce</b> and Jay were once crazy in love, now they’re “Drunk In Love.” Bey and her <b>hubby Jay Z</b> take their lusty drunk love to the beach …

10 Forgotten Modern Assassinations

The untimely death of a political figure has the potential to reverberate around the world. The assassinations of the Kennedy brothers, Benazir …

20 Survival Tips You Must Know

Staying alive requires recognizing danger, feeling fear, and reacting. Here's what you need to know to survive bear attacks, chainsaw accidents, and even vengeful vending machines.<p>These survival tips can help you avoid becoming just another statistic. Accidents are the leading cause of death among …

Thousands wait, weep at Mandela's casket

Nelson Mandela's funeral will take place on Sunday in his home village of Qunu in the Eastern Cape.<p>PRETORIA, South Africa – Stella Phetla waited for hours Wednesday to catch a glimpse of the body of Nelson Mandela, lying in state at the hilltop presidential building where she and other black South …

First Person: Riding Along on Nelson Mandela's First U.S. Tour

A South African journalist remembers life on the Mandela plane—and what it taught him about America.<p><i>Part of our First Person series, where we invite writers to share personal stories.</i><p><b>Twenty-three years ago, Nelson Mandela came to the United States for the first time. It was four months after he'd</b> …

The AIDS Granny In Exile

In the '90s, a gynecologist named Gao Yaojie exposed the horrifying cause of an AIDS epidemic in rural China — and the ensuing cover-up — and became an enemy of the state. Now 85, she lives in New York without her family, without her friends, and without regrets.<p>The enormous brick fortress in West …

Have we seen the last of Comet ISON?

Comet ISON is now thought to be a traveling debris field, with no solid nucleus or core. Will we see the debris field from Earth? No one knows</b> …

April guide to the bright planets

April finds Venus blazing away in the west at evening twilight, and Jupiter rising at mid-to-late evening. After the Mars and Saturn conjunction on …

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Six amazing birds

Crows, falcons. gannets, hummingbirds, macaws …. and turkeys. Here’s what makes these six birds so cool<p>Scientists study birds for many reasons—to …

China Shoots for the Moon

<b>China is aiming to become only the third nation ever, after Russia and the U.S., to land a spacecraft on the moon.</b><p>The Asian nation successfully launched its Chang’e-3 probe, its third lunar mission, early on Monday morning, Beijing time. The spacecraft is set to make the first soft landing on the …