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Investigators reportedly believe NSA should have detected Snowden

Intelligence officials believe that the National Security Agency should have detected that Edward Snowden was accessing and copying sensitive data regarding the agency's phone collection programs, according to a published report.<p>The New York Times, citing a senior intelligence official, reported …

New Crocodile Species Found In West Africa

It diverged from its most closely related kin about 7 million years ago.<p>Meet the west African slender-snouted crocodile. It looks quite similar to slender-snouted crocs in central Africa. But a recent investigation found that it is in fact a different species, and separated from its central African …

June guide to the bright planets

Here’s how to find the bright planets – Jupiter, Venus, Mars, Saturn, Mercury – in June 2018.<p>Click the name of a planet to learn more about its …

Astronomy

Soon We Will All Be Drinking From Pods

Coca-Cola is collaborating with Keurig to build a pod-based at-home cold beverage dispenser.<p>Keurig machines boldly accelerated the path to a caffeine fix, getting rid of the measuring and the whole-pot wait. With the simple drop of a pod into a machine, a single-serving of coffee-flavored drink is …

Lufthansa Thinks More Strategic About Middle East Expansion

Lufthansa, Europe’s largest airline group, said it flew more than 1,100,000 passengers from the Middle East region to travel to Germany, Europe and …

Saddam’s Jewish Treasures

These priceless Hebrew artifacts were rescued from Hussein’s notorious intelligence service. And now, they’re about to go back to Iraq—just as the …

Carnival Finds Cost-Effective Method for Keeping Fuel Emissions Low Enough for U.S. Waters

When Carnival Cruise Lines decided to leave Baltimore last summer, saying the port had become too expensive because of environmental regulations, it …

Scotland Really Is A Place To Love, Here Are Some Reasons Why

It's hard not to love Scotland, especially this week, when the country became the 17th in the world to legalize gay marriage.<p>Scotland is a small country packed with wonders, both natural and manmade, and a culture that's vibrant and welcoming. If you're not already smitten with Scotland, these 22 …

Chinese Government Makes It Easier for Budget Airlines to Get Off the Ground

There can be more Chinese budget airline carriers following the regulation change by the Civil Aviation Administration of China.<p>The administration …

These Striking Rock Formations Are up to 270 Million Years Old

Capitol Reef National Park is a place of dramatic beauty and serenity so remote that the nearest traffic light is 78 miles away.<p><b>Location:</b> Utah<b><br>Established:</b> December 18, 1971<b><br>Size:</b> 241,904 acres<p>The unifying geographic feature of Capitol Reef is the Waterpocket Fold. For a hundred miles its parallel …

National Parks

Taliban: We’re holding this American military dog hostage

Though the nationality of the dog is disputed, a video shows a confused pup surrounded by heavily armed militants<p>In the annals of prisoner-of-war videos, this could be a first.<p>The Taliban released a video Thursday claiming to have captured a military dog following a raid in eastern Afghanistan late …