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No Aliens, But Scientists Find More Evidence for Life on a Saturn Moon

Large, carbon-rich organic molecules seem to be spewing from cracks on the surface of Saturn's icy moon, Enceladus, according to a new study of data …

Astronomy

"When Elephants Fight, It's the Grass That Suffers": Refugee Simulation Tries to Speak to Davos Attendees

By Nora Ammann, High School Student at Schweizerische Alpine Mittelschule<p>"The bodies of our friends have been hung up outside. The football field is drenched in red color, the blood of our friends. They will come, they will come!" the man repeats again and again, his voice shaking with fear, his …

@GeneWeingarten: Down on the factory farm

<b>I am talking today</b> with Steve Kopperud, a lobbyist in Washington. I learned about Steve and his organization from a news story reporting that he had successfully lobbied the federal government to remove a “Meatless Monday” sign from above a veggie food station in the cafeteria of a federal office …

Is Iran's Leader Sincere?

In keeping with his image as a moderate, Iranian President Hasan Rouhani brought his charm offensive to the United Nations this week and held out the possibility of improved relations with the U.S. after more than three decades of hostility.<p>"Prudent moderation will ensure a bright future for the …

Fighting rages in Syria as UN team returns

Fighting in Syria between regime troops and rebels are raging in different parts of the country, especially in the south, where opposition fighters are battling to seize control of the border crossing with Jordan.<p>Opposition activists told Al Jazeera on Wednesday that the fighters were now "in …