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Homo naledi: New species of human ancestor discovered in South Africa

<b>Rising Star Cave, South Africa (CNN) —</b> When an amateur caver and university geologist arrived at Lee Berger's house one night in late 2013 with a fragment of a fossil jawbone in hand, they broke out the beers and called National Geographic.<p>Berger, a professor at the University of the Witwatersrand …

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Mind-blowing Pluto has ice mountains and water

<b>Laurel, Maryland (CNN) —</b> It had been downgraded to a dwarf planet. It looked like a fuzzy blob in our best telescopes. And it was often referred to as just an icy orb. Even scientists working on the first mission to Pluto expected to find an old, pockmarked world.<p>But Pluto is turning out to be full …

Solar System

U.N. appeals to Russia, U.S. to salvage Syria peace talks | Reuters

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appealed to Russia and the United States on Wednesday to help revive stalled peace talks aimed at ending Syria’s three-year-old civil war, saying it was time to put an end to the bloodshed that has torn Syria apart.<p>“Syria is now the …

Syria’s Humanitarian Disaster: How Aid Has Become a Weapon of War

Syria has become the world’s worst humanitarian catastrophe. More than 2 million Syrians have fled the country, another 6.5 million inside Syria are …

Pictures: Space Spooks Come Out to Play

In space, no one can hear you scream. But you'll try anyway, after seeing this Halloween's spooky space pictures.

Reader Recs: World’s Best Ghost Towns

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>A zombie craze is sweeping the globe — with more films and television shows centered around the undead popping up in popular culture than ever before. Eerily abandoned cityscapes and bereft countrysides devoid of life are a common feature of zombie-ridden, post-apocalyptic …

Pakistan drone victims give evidence in US

Two young Pakistani victims of a US drone attack and their father have appeared in Washington to give evidence about their experiences - with only five members of Congress present to hear them.<p>Nabila Rehman, nine, and her 13-year-old brother Zubair travelled with their father Rafiq from their North …

Janet Cardiff's 40 Part Motet

The Cloisters is a faux-medieval abbey in a park in Manhattan, and it houses the Metropolitan Museum of Art's medieval art collection. For the first …

Art

Talking to My Son About #Rapeface

Last week my 12-year-old son and his friends used a term I hadn't heard before: "rape face." The next day I saw his buddy tag a photo of himself on …

Slow-baked Arctic char with crisp potatoes

To make the potatoes, heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add pancetta and sauté for 1 minute. Add potatoes and sauté for about 2 minutes more, stirring occasionally until a few potatoes start to brown. Cover, reduce heat to medium and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until potatoes are …

A fight over the word 'genocide' is no way to end the aboriginal crisis

Imagine if the Turkish Prime Minister issued this statement: "The Canadian aboriginal people experienced terrible suffering and loss of life. Our parliament has adopted a motion that acknowledges the native Canadian genocide and condemns this act as a crime against humanity. My party and I …

Canada

Post-shutdown America is on the verge of outright civil conflict

Investors, central bankers, governments and ordinary people around the world are relieved that the United States avoided default on its debt at the eleventh hour and ended its partial government shutdown. Everyone knows, however, that this is a very temporary solution and that the potential exists …

Political Science

July 2012

How to Create Your Future, Without Their Permission

On the web, "all links are created equal," says Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian.<p>Discover how <i>your</i> ideas have the power to spread <i>faster</i> than the speed of ones and zeros.<p>In the lead up to his talk at Compute Midwest on October 25, we received a special copy of Alexis Ohanian's new book, <i>Without Their</i> …

10 Architectural Landmarks You Have To Visit Before You Die

"Architecture is not reserved for an elite in any sense," writes art historian and writer Philip Jodidio. "It is rather the substance from which country, culture, city and identity are formed."<p>Jodidio is the author of the recently published book <i>Discovering Architecture</i>, a visual journey through the …

Titanic violin fetches £900,000 record price

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1020000/1020724_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524677378_96f71f3f7a5412d0d7542ed6e113df3c<p><b>The violin that was apparently played to calm passengers on the Titanic as it sank was sold for £900,000 in just 10 minutes at auction in Wiltshire.</b><p>It …