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Two teenage boys, 15, who plotted Columbine-style massacre to kill classmates at UK school jailed for total of 22 years

Two teenage boys who plotted a Columbine-inspired shooting at their UK school have been jailed for a total of 22 years.<p>The boys, aged just 14 when …

Astronomers discover 12 more moons of Jupiter, including an oddity

Our solar system's oldest and biggest planet, Jupiter, has many moons. And astronomers have just announced the discovery of a dozen more.<p>On Tuesday, the International Astronomical Union’s Minor Planet Center published the orbits for 12 newfound Jovian moons — bringing Jupiter's total to 79 moons, …

Astronomy

How 20-Year-Old Kylie Jenner Built A $900 Million Fortune In Less Than 3 Years

K<p>ylie Jenner sits at a dark-wood dining table at her mother’s home in Calabasas, California, flicking through display options for a forthcoming pop-up shop. The youngest member of the Kardashian-Jenner industrial complex needs to decide how to showcase products by her Kylie Cosmetics makeup …

Kylie Cosmetics

Surprise! This shark looks like a male on the outside, but it’s made babies

It’s easy to tell a male from a female shark. Flip it over. If it has a pair of claspers — finger-like extensions jutting from the end of the pelvic …

JetBlue Cabin Crew Saved a French Bulldog With an Oxygen Mask

A french bulldog named Darcy was having trouble breathing on a JetBlue flight from Florida to Massachusetts when a flight attendant intervened and …

Cabin Crew

Scientists Cross Out One Competing Explanation For Why Zebras Have Stripes

One theory down, 17 to go.<p>What’s black, white, and a scientific conundrum? To biologists, the answer is zebra stripes. Charles Darwin admitted he was …

Zoology

Brains of Children with Autism Show Unusual Folding Patterns

The brains of children with autism fold differently than those of their typical peers, two new studies suggest. But whether they are unusually smooth …

Officers describe faint whimper, finding abandoned infant

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A faint whimper in the darkness was all it took.<p>Missoula County Sheriff's Deputy Ross Jessop and U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement Officer Nick Scholz rushed toward the sound after hours spent searching the Montana woods for a missing infant.<p>Jessop was about to take another …

Hot Springs

Thai cave: How life in darkness could affect trapped boys

The 12 boys and their coach trapped in a cave in Thailand may be stuck there for a lengthy period – how will a lack of daylight affect them? Linda Geddes explores what scientists know.<p>It’s dark, damp, and dangerous to escape. But fortunately for the 12 boys and their football coach trapped deep …

Sleep Disorders

‘Nothing to worry about. The water is fine’: how Flint poisoned its people

When the people of Flint, Michigan, complained that their tap water smelled bad and made children sick, it took officials 18 months to accept there was a problem. By Anna Clark<p>On a hot day in the summer of 2014, in the Civic Park neighbourhood where Pastor R Sherman McCathern preached in Flint, …

Water

3. Natural Woman

When Mary Jane Jones sang the gospel, her colossal voice seemed to travel far beyond her local Baptist church, over the ramshackle homes of West …

Cardi B and Offset: A Hip-Hop Love Story

<b>One humid afternoon in Atlanta</b>, Cardi B, the new princess of hip-hop, wakes up in an endless white mansion flanked by tall trees. This is her …

These Are the Most Ancient Frogs Ever Found Preserved in Amber

The extraordinary discovery of four small frogs preserved in amber is providing the earliest evidence of these now-prolific amphibians living in …

Pull Quote

A mysterious killer is claiming the mighty baobab.<p>In South Africa’s Limpopo province, a baobab tree once grew so large and stood so strong that its human neighbors decided to do the obvious: They built a pub insidethe living tree’s thousand-year-old hollow trunk, which measured more than 150 feet …

Gucci Mane Takes the Risqué Short-Shorts Trend to Disney World

There’s been much debate, especially now that summer is finally here, over the tricky question of menswear short shorts. Blame it on the languid, leg-baring styles of Elio and Oliver in <i>Call Me By Your Name</i> or the wave of ’70s nostalgia. Whatever the case, short shorts for men seem to be back—and …

Due to 1 Simple Mistake, I Got Married Twice — to the Same Person

My story starts and ends on July 25. The only catch is that it's a span of two years.<p>Andrew and I got married on July 25, 2015. We had been dating about a year when we decided we wanted to tie the knot and had everything planned perfectly for the big day.<p>Truly, the day ran as smoothly as it …

A four-eyed lizard walked the earth 49 million years ago

If you lived in what is now Wyoming 49 million years ago, you could have spotted a four-eyed lizard—the one and only known example of such a creature …

Lindsay Lohan’s lawsuit against Grand Theft Auto 5 was shot down by New York state’s highest court

However, ruling says video game avatars can be considered a person’s likeness<p>Lindsay Lohan’s lawsuit against Take-Two Interactive, regarding a parody character in <i>Grand Theft Auto 5</i> that she said was an unlawful use of her likeness, has ended in New York state’s highest court. Six judges of the New …

Linda Brown, woman at center of Brown v. Board case, dies

<b>(CNN) —</b> Linda Brown, who as a little girl was at the center of the Brown v. Board of Education case that ended segregation in American schools, has died, a funeral home spokesman said.<p>Brown, 75, died Sunday afternoon in Topeka, Kansas, the spokesman said.<p>Brown was 9 years old in 1951 when her …

School Administration

Brain abnormalities found in 4- and 5-year-olds with ADHD, researchers say

By Amy Ellis Nutt<p>, Reporter<p>In the first comprehensive imaging study of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in preschoolers, researchers have found evidence that structural changes in the brain are already recognizable at the age of 4.<p>“One of our big questions was thinking about an early-onset …

Autism

'Shoot a school kid only $29,' says vandalized Vegas firing range billboard

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Las Vegas billboard was vandalized to read, "Shoot a school kid only $29," early Thursday morning.<p>The billboard originally read, "Shoot a .50 caliber only $29." It was an advertisement for a local firing range called Battlefield Vegas, which, according to its website, is a business owned …

Las Vegas

Science Confirms That Antarctica is Screwed — And So Are We

via pixabay<p>By now you should be more than aware of how bad the… er… climate situation is on Earth. If you’re not: humanity is attacking itself and …

Gang rapes and beheadings: UN reveals new South Sudan abuses

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — The witness accounts remain appalling. One South Sudanese man returned home after hiding from government soldiers to find …

Africa

11 Scientific Tips That Will Help You Learn Anything Faster - And Actually Remember It

Hack the learning process.<p>Kids can and should practice the skill of learning if they want a fighting chance at fulfilling all those lofty goals their …

20-pound rodents are invading California — and officials don't know how to stop them

Creatures are emerging from the California marshlands with orange buckteeth, webbed feet, and round, rat-like tails. They can weigh more than 9 kilograms (20 pounds) and reach lengths of up to 1 meter (3.5 feet).<p>No, we're not introducing the next bad horror flick. The real-life drama starring the …

Habitats

Why Snakes Have Two Penises and Alligators Are Always Erect

Weird & Wild<p>From spiky penises to an extra clitoris, reptile reproductive parts don’t lack for variety.<p>More than 10,000 reptile species in every shape and size scurry and slither across Earth, from garter snakes to crocodiles — and their nether regions are just as wildly varied.<p>From spiky penises …

Zoology

Why… do old people… text… like this…? An investigation…

We need... answers...<p>It’s not difficult to identify an old person online just by the way they write: their inability to use an appropriate amount of …

The 10 most stylish cities in the world

To mark the start of fashion month in New York, Caroline Issa, the publisher and fashion director of Tank magazine, reveals her favourite cities for style.<p>1. New York: a perfect start<p>As fashion month kicks off in the Big Apple, the city prepares for an influx of fashion editors and buyers. So, …

This prehistoric proto-spider was found preserved in amber

Four specimens of a 100-million-year old spider-like arachnid were found preserved in amber, according to research published Monday in the journal …

Prehistoric spider-like arachnid found preserved in amber, and it even has a tail

If you’re one of the many people who have a fear of spiders, going back in time 100 million years apparently wouldn’t have done you any good. A new, …