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Oregon may have solved the student loan crisis

Debt-free higher education plan is like “an inverse of Social Security”<p>Last week Congress allowed the interest rate on subsidized federal Stafford student loans to double from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent. This was just the latest in a series of indignities for students, whose debt burden has …

US budget surplus highest in five years in June.

<b>The US government reported a budget surplus of $116.5bn (£77.02bn) in June, the most in five years.</b><p>The improving US economy meant that tax receipts were higher than expected.<p>Also, government spending plunged by 47% due to package of spending cuts and tax increases passed in January, know as the …

Obama Administration

House Passes a Food Stamp-Free Farm Bill

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>By a vote of 216-208, House Republicans passed a farm bill on Thursday that splits the two …

Imagine and Build Hangout on NASA TV

Hubble telescope discovers alien 'deep blue' planet

The heavens are home to an alien world that shines a deep cobalt blue in a solar system far, far away from our own.<p>Astronomers used the ageing Hubble …

Trendy Teen Girls Bedding Ideas With A Contemporary Vibe

Creating a teen or a tween bedroom is a particularly hard task. Since kids tend to outgrow their interests and fascinations at a fast pace, it is …

Zagat

5 myths about the moon

Moon myths, take that! Here are 5 of the most common myths about our moon explained.<p>We have full moons, blue moons, Harvest moons, supermoons and any …

Astronomy

Antibodies during pregnancy linked to autism - Futurity

UC DAVIS (US) — Antibodies found only in mothers of children with autism cross the …

Autism

Radar finds 'swamp' under Antarctic glacier - Futurity

U. TEXAS-AUSTIN (US) — Scientists have detected a swamp-like canal system under the ice of …

Antarctica

Madagascar Species No Longer Evolving At Breakneck Speed

Have we reached peak lemur?<p>Madagascar is home to an amazing diversity of animals; though it has only 1 percent of the world's land mass, 3 percent of the world's plant and animals species are found there, and many are like nothing else on the planet. But a new study finds that there might be a …

No pilot, no problem: Navy drone lands on carrier

History was made Wednesday as an unmanned aircraft landed on an aircraft carrier for the first time.<p>The X-47B, built by Northrop Grumman, took off …

Military

Thresher sharks use their tails like bullwhips to kill or stun prey

A diver has captured rare footage of the unique hunting style of thresher sharks in tropical waters off the Philippines.<p>The film was shot near coral …

When this gene fails, cancer may follow - Futurity

JOHNS HOPKINS (US) — A previously obscure gene plays a subtle but important role in …

This Scary Giant Black Jellyfish Is Stinging Swimmers In Southern California

It's got a three-foot bell and a whopping 20-foot-long body. Eeeep.<p>Reports coming out of Orange County, in Southern California, suggest that a rare giant jellyfish, only recently discovered, is invading beaches and stinging swimmers. On July 4th, swimmers in Laguna Beach, a beach town famous as a …