Brittany Swartout

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The First World Trade Center Tower At Ground Zero Since 9/11 Opens Today

Sheathed in glass, 4 World Trade Center is the smallest of the four main towers on the site where 2,700 people died when hijacked airplanes crashed into the towers.<p>It stands 977 feet tall - a shorter, simpler version of One World Trade Center, which will not be completed until early 2014.<p>The …

Blood Found in Mosquito Fossil: “One of a Kind”

<b>We officially have fossil evidence that the whining bane of many a summer night was busy sucking blood as far back as 46 million years ago, a new study says.</b><p>Scientists have discovered blood in a mosquito fossil in the oil shale of northwestern Montana.<p>Researchers found the insect’s last blood meal …

My T. Rex Is Bigger Than Yours

Who has the most impressive and imposing Tyrannosaurus rex? Not the Smithsonian, on this National Fossil Day. See who does.<p><b>National Fossil Day, an annual celebration of all things fossil, has come around again. But not everyone is jubilant. As the government shutdown ticks on—with debate</b> …

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Hilarious Portraits of Comedy Legends From Matt Hoyle’s ‘Comic Genius’

Celebrity photographer Matt Hoyle’s wonderful new book <i>Comic Genius: Portraits of Funny People</i> (out today from Chronicle Books) gathers over 130 of …

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The opulence of the Nelson-Adkins

Picture Archive: South Africa, 1930s

Twenty years after the UN dropped its sanctions on South Africa, a look at apartheid's effects on the Zulu.<p><b>During the famed chief Shaka Zulu's reign, European settlement began in 1824 in what is now Durban, South Africa. A century later, Zulus began to filter into the coastal city, drawn by steady</b> …

5 Sky Events This Week: Partial Lunar Eclipse, Halley’s Shooting Stars

<b>Mars and Regulus.</b> Looking high east at dawn on Wednesday, October 16, check out Mars as it pairs up with Regulus, the lead star of the constellation Leo the lion. The contrast in color between the orange-hued planet and the sparkling white, 79-light-year distant star is particularly striking with …

Pictures We Love: Best of September

Futuristic aircraft and a child looking for refuge are among our photo editors' picks of the most interesting news pictures from September.

Now We Have Proof Reading Literary Fiction Makes You a Better Person

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>English teachers have long claimed reading books makes you a better person, maybe because their …

Leonardo da Vinci painting lost for centuries found in Swiss bank vault

Painting attributed to Leonardo da Vinci, which depicts Isabella d'Este, discovered in Swiss bank vault<p>It was lost for so long that it had assumed mythical status for art historians. Some doubted whether it even existed.<p>But a 500-year-old mystery was apparently solved today after a painting …

Assassin's Creed 4's voice actors tell the tale of the Black Flag

A new behind-the-scenes video for Ubisoft's maritime adventure <i>Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag</i> features a trio of actors discussing their characters in the game.<p>Main character Edward Kenway is a "quick-witted Welshman" who has come to the pirate lifestyle in search of fame and fortune, says his actor …

England Begins Controversial Badger Cull

England is about to cull 5,000 badgers, asserting that they spread bovine TB. Some scientists are against it. And badger lovers are bereft.<p><b>Despite petitions, threats from animal rights activists, and Parliamentary debate, a controversial badger cull is under way in England, the BBC reports.</b><p>A …

Unexpected Delight: The Isle of Wight

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>When you travel to England, you may fall in love with any number of things, like afternoon tea or cozy cottages. But after a recent visit to the Isle of Wight, which lies four miles off the coast of Hampshire, I am a proud hovercraft enthusiast.<p>Conceived of in England in the …

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