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Martha, the Very Last Passenger Pigeon

When she died, scientists packed her into a 300-pound block of ice and put her on a train to Washington.<p>When you walk into the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, the first thing you see is an elephant. The Fénykövi Elephant—yes, it has a name—is the centerpiece of the museum's …

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MH370: Sonar Reveals Secrets Of Sea Floor

The hunt for missing Malaysian plane MH370 has revealed unsuspected secrets about the Indian Ocean, including underwater volcanoes and trenches dating back up to 100 million years.<p>High-resolution sonar has found no clear signs of the plane’s wreckage, but instead discovered a wealth of unexpected …

Which NFL Teams Do Americans 'Like?' Facebook Map Has the Answer

Get ready for months of status updates like "Geaux Saints," "Beast Mode!" and "Did the Jets play today?" NFL fans are on Facebook and they are supporting their teams by "Liking" their official pages. Facebook has compiled that data and visualized it with this handy map:<p>The map is color-coded …

Pedroia has symptoms 'consistent with a concussion'

ST. PETERSBURG -- Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia experienced symptoms consistent with a concussion after coming out of Saturday night's 7-0 …

Rainbow world: the most colourful places on Earth – in pictures

The world is full of landscapes that are so surreal, and so intensely coloured, that it’s hard to believe they really exist. Take a look at some of the strangest, and most vibrant, views in the world, from a pink lake in Senegal to striped rock formations in China

I Went Undercover in America's Toughest Prison

I didn’t believe that a concentration camp could exist in America until, in Phoenix, Arizona, I saw one with my own eyes. Maricopa County is a fuzzy-lawed place where sentenced and un-sentenced inmates alike do hard time together.<p>Everyone knows the US imprisons more people than any other country in …

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7 Videos That Prove Robin Williams Was The Best Talk Show Guest Ever

Though we all have our personal favorite performances of the late, great Robin Williams -- from his serious work in "Dead Poets Society" to run-by …

Terrifying landslide in China captured on dashboard camera

Terrifying footage recorded on a car's dashboard shows moment a deadly landslide hit a main road in Sichuan Province<p>A lethal landslide in <b>China's Sichuan Province</b> was caught on the dash camera of a car.<p>The video shows a line of stationary cars on a road next to a rock face. All of a sudden the rock …

Khmer Rouge leaders guilty of crimes against humanity and jailed for life

A UN-backed war crimes tribunal has found the Khmer Rouge’s Brother No 2 Nuon Chea and former head of state Khieu Samphan guilty of crimes against humanity and sentenced the two elderly men to life imprisonment, in a move heralded by human rights groups as a “historic victory” for the nation.<p>The …

NATO concern at Russian build-up near Ukraine

Russia has assembled about 20,000 soldiers on Ukraine's border and could use the pretext of a humanitarian mission to invade, NATO has said, its starkest warning yet that Moscow could soon mount a ground assault against its neighbour.<p>Kiev's military offensive has pushed the rebels out of many of …

Obama and the World's Ills

It's hard to recall a time when the world presented more crises with fewer easy solutions. And for the Republicans, all of these woes have a common genesis: American weakness projected by Barack Obama.<p>People in the Middle East, former Vice President Dick Cheney said recently, "are absolutely …

Watch: The climate denier rant to end all climate denier rants

Louisiana state Rep. Lenar Whitney whips out her thermometer to “prove” global warming is a hoax<p>There are climate deniers, and then there's Louisiana state Rep. Lenar Whitney, who's just elevated pro-industry, anti-science rhetoric to -- dare I say -- an art form.<p>In a nearly 5-minute long campaign …

Millions of tons of ocean plastic have gone missing

New study suggests animals are eating our garbage<p>For a decade or more, scientists have assumed our seas carry millions of tons of plastic, much of which should be floating in open water, forming vast midocean "gyres" — islands of man-made mess such as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. But according …

Internet billionaire Nick Hanauer warns of coming revolution

<b>A review of the best commentary on and around the world...</b><p>Today's must-read<p>Nick Hanauer, internet entrepreneur, has a message for his fellow "zillionaires": the revolution is coming.<p>Mr Hanauer, an early investor in internet retail giant Amazon, says like many of his fellow one-percenters, he owns …

GM Announces 6 New Recalls, 7.6 Million Cars For Ignition Problem

General Motors announced six new recalls on Monday affecting 7.6 million vehicles in North America and 800,000 more overseas. Among the recalled vehicles, GM is aware of seven crashes, eight injuries and three fatalities in older model full-size sedans being recalled for inadvertent ignition key …

10 Things to Know for Monday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:<p>1. ISLAMIC STATE DECLARED<p>The vast territory …

ISIS Declares Themselves an Islamic State

Sunni insurgent group Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) declared themselves a caliphate and dropped "al-Sham" from their title, according to a statement delivered by their spokesman.<p>Abu Muhammad al-Adnani said other jihadi factions — even those beyond Iraq and Syria — were rendered …

Could Australia stay independent if the US went to war in the Pacific?

Foreign policy needs to be looked at in the context of the times. From the foundation of Australia to Federation, it was natural that we would rely on Britain for defence and foreign policy. There may have been some who believed that at Federation we would become a fully independent country. That …

Muslim players at World Cup try to deal with Ramadan

The holy month of<p>Ramadanbegan Saturday night, which is forcing dozens of Muslim players still competing in theWorld Cupto decide whether to give up food and liquids during daylight hours, as their faith demands, or continue to train and play normally, as their sport demands.<p>Germany's <b>Mesut Ozil</b> made …

Employees Who Stay In Companies Longer Than Two Years Get Paid 50% Less

The worst kept secret is that employees are making less on average every year. There are millions of reasons for this, but we’re going to focus on one that we can control. Staying employed at the same company for over two years on average is going to make you earn less over your lifetime by about …

WW1: Was it really the first world war?

<b>We now call it the First World War or World War One, but is this really an accurate description? Was it really a global war? And was it really the "first"?</b><p>Contemporaries certainly thought it was a world war and called it that. The term "World War" (Weltkrieg) first appeared in Germany in 1914. The …

Giant Underwater Obelisks Or Towers Discovered At The Exact Opposite Side From The Great Pyramid

Some researchers claiming that ancient pyramids, megalithic sites and obelisks are still active receiving power from a variety of sources, including …

Recap: Here’s 30 recent studies on the effects of marijuana

The scientific consensus on marijuana is still up in the air, but it seems to be falling in favor of marijuana with each passing day. In order to provide a survey of the various research that’s been done on the topic, we put together a list of 30 studies about pot use from the past few years.<p>These …

5 political crises that threaten the global economy

While you’re glued to the World Cup, the planet is burning. Here are just a few conflicts worth monitoring<p>BOSTON — Hi, America. We need to talk.<p>While you’ve been obsessing over who was unhappy at Kim Kardashian’s Florentine wedding or where Pitbull got his mom-capris in Brazil (I <i>know</i>, right?), some …

Then and now in pictures: 70 years later, Normandy's beaches retain memory of D-Day invasion

Beachfront, Juno beach<p>A crashed U.S. fighter plane is seen on the waterfront some time after Canadian forces came ashore on a Juno Beach D-Day landing zone in Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer, France, in June 1944 in this handout photo provided by the National Archives of Canada. Today, tourists enjoy the …

Taliban Spin: We Treated Captive as 'Guest'

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — The Afghan Taliban on Saturday said that U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl doubted that he was being released to the U.S. after almost five years in captivity.<p>According to the Taliban, they had informed Bergdahl a few days ago about his likely release, but he didn't believe it.<p>Two …