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How much do oceans add to world’s oxygen?

Most of Earth’s oxygen comes from tiny ocean plants – called phytoplankton – that live near the water’s surface and drift with the …

Earth Science

48 hours in Hiroshima

Friendly, picturesque and a paradise for foodies. This description might not spring to mind when you hear the word 'Hiroshima', but word is starting to spread about this most surprising of Japanese cities. As the first city in history to suffer a nuclear attack, Hiroshima has a dark legacy but it …

Japan

The World's 'Must-Ride' Coasters, According To The Travel Channel (PHOTOS)

It's summer, which means it's time for roller coasters (at least to some people). Leave it to The Travel Channel to have a show dedicated to the art and insanity of such things. The new season of "Insane Coaster Wars: World Domination" kicks off Sunday, June 9 and as such, their Roller Coaster …

The Icon: Sydney Opera House

The billowing Sydney Opera House was a gamble when it started. Literally.<p>Costs were estimated at $7 million, but the building’s final price tag came to $102 million, with the money coming mostly from the State Lottery. And the punters who paid for it had to wait to hear the fat lady sing — the …

The Faces Behind 9 Recognizable Names

These are names you’ve been wearing, eating, drinking, and avoiding your whole life. Here are the faces and stories attached to them.<p>1. Levi …

Why do smart kids grow up to be heavier drinkers?

<b>It's all about evolution:</b> Drinking alcohol was "unintentional, accidental, and haphazard until about 10,000 years ago," says Satoshi Kanazawaat at</i> …

Animal Sanctuary on the Greek Island of Syros Wants to Pay You to Take Care of 55 Cats

You've heard jokes like these all your life: <i>What do you get if you cross an octopus with a cow? An animal that can milk itself.</i> I didn't find such an …

Zoology

How Many Spiders Do You Really Swallow in Your Sleep?

The “you eat X number of spiders” factoid changes depending on who you ask. Some people says it’s three, others eight, and still others might say as …

We're Making Less Effective Drugs Now Than 40 Years Ago

A new study examines the effectiveness of new drugs compared with placebo in drug trials from 1966 to 2010. The new drugs aren't looking so hot.<p>Apparently, the good ol' days really did shine brighter, at least for drug development. In decades past, clinical trials found that drugs were hugely …

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Michael Avenatti says Stormy Daniels' arrest was 'politically motivated'<p>Michael Avenatti on Trump's former attorney Michael Cohen<p>A look at the …

N.Y. Post sued for libel for Boston bombing 'Bag Men' story

Two men whom the New York Post labeled as "Bag Men" in a front-page photo shortly after April's fatal Boston Marathon bomb attack have sued the newspaper for libel.<p>The Post reported three days after the bombing that federal investigators were seeking the pair, 16-year-old Salaheddin Barhoum and …

Anger swells after NSA phone records court order revelations

The scale of America's surveillance state was laid bare on Thursday as senior politicians revealed that the US counter-terrorism effort had swept up …

Feeling A Little Blue May Mask Our Ability To Taste Fat

So, here's the scenario: You're feeling a little blue, then you watch an emotional movie and dig into a bowl of ice cream.<p>Are you aware of how fattening your comfort food is? Likely not. Especially in the moment.<p>A new study finds that temporary, strong emotions, like the sadness we experience from …

The fastest-evolving fish on the planet

<b>U. MICHIGAN (US) —</b> Often called “living fossils,” the prehistoric-looking sturgeon are actually evolving very quickly when it comes to body …

Giant Shark Caught off Calif. Coast Breaks Record

<b>Giant Shark:</b> A 1,323.5-pound mako shark caught off the coast of California on Monday by fishermen on the reality TV series <i>The Professionals</i> has …

Reality TV

How high-tech jobs could solve the autism unemployment crisis

Some adults on the autism spectrum are uniquely suited for tech jobs — and the industry is starting to take notice<p>Since getting his first Game Boy at five years old, Aaron Winston knew he wanted to work in the gaming industry. But as he got older, the prospect seemed less and less likely: Winston, …