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Officials: Whales, after deadly year, could become extinct
News ImageOfficials with the federal government say it's time to consider the possibility that endangered right whales could become extinct unless new steps are taken to protect them
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 09:03:04 -0500
Iraq: War Against Islamic State Group is Over
News ImageIraq said its war on the IS group is over after over three years of combat
Sat, 09 Dec 2017 09:56:19 -0500
Ancient Egypt: Two Mysterious 3,500-Year-Old Tombs Reveal Mummy and Vast Treasures in New Excavation
News ImageIn the southern Egyptian city of Luxor, site of the ancient metropolis of Thebes, two new artifacts have been added to a place that is already crowded with mysteriesof Egypt's distant past. The burial sites are located on the western bank of the Nile river, the water source that played such a central role in ancient Egyptian life and culture. The cemetery, or necropolis,in which the tombs are located is a known burial place of top officials from the 18th dynasty, according to the Associated Press.
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 05:00:03 -0500
The Christmas Island annual crab migration is coming to Google Street View
News ImageThe migration of tens of millions of red crabs across Australia's Christmas Island is a spectacular natural phenomenon, and Google Street View plans to capture it this year as part of their amazing Google Trekker gallery.
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 15:27:48 -0500
The ages people are happiest with their money, their looks, and their life, in one chart
News ImageResearch has shown that people report the highest levels of happiness after the age of 55 in three key areas: their financial situation, their physical appearance, and their overall well-being. Meanwhile, in all three areas, people reported the lowest levels of happiness between the ages of 45 and 59, according to data from the Centre for Economic Performance, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and the General Social Survey.
Sat, 09 Dec 2017 13:24:00 -0500
Potatoes for peace: how the humble tuber stopped conflict in Europe
News ImageThe humble potato -- drought-resistant, able to thrive in diverse soils, and enjoyed fried, steamed or baked -- brought centuries of relative calm and prosperity to Europe after its introduction in the 16th century, a new study says. The blessings that flowed from this agricultural revolution helped ease the economic and societal pressures that can lead to costly and disastrous conflicts, says the report. The introduction of potatoes and the resultant increase in productivity "dramatically reduced conflict" both within and between states for some two centuries, it says.
Sat, 09 Dec 2017 20:19:48 -0500
'She Chose to Treat Them Like Trash.' Woman Pleads Guilty to Hiding Her Dead Babies Under a House
News ImageThe infants were stuffed in trash bags
Sat, 09 Dec 2017 15:27:02 -0500
Forget Mark Zuckerberg's charity we need corporate tax reform
News ImageCan philanthropy of the super-rich ever be better than taxation?
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 01:10:30 -0500
'Vicious and Purposeful Mistake.' Trump Rails Against CNN Over Error
News ImageThe report suggested Trump was tipped off about documents damaging to Clinton
Sat, 09 Dec 2017 10:06:46 -0500
Germany's Intelligence Agency Says China Used Fake LinkedIn Profiles to Spy on Officials
News ImageMore than 10,000 German citizens may have been targeted
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 22:56:42 -0500
Research Unveils New Promising Biofuel
News ImageNew research suggests that young poplar trees could be an economic and fast-growing source of biofuel in the future
Sat, 09 Dec 2017 13:00:00 -0500
Al Franken Is Not Sorry
News ImageEven as he resigned from the Senate in disgrace this week, Minnesota Sen. Al Franken couldn't resist a parting shot.
Sat, 09 Dec 2017 14:47:35 -0500
Astronomers have observed the most-distant supermassive black hole
News ImageFirst observed by Carnegie Observatories researchers, the supermassive black hole was found to exist in a quasar dating to some 690 million after the Big Bang -- an eon to us, but brief in the timescale of the universe.
Sat, 09 Dec 2017 13:44:55 -0500
A Former State Senator Allegedly Took 700 Pounds of Dunkin' Donuts Coffee as a Bribe
News ImageHe was charged with taking $1 million in bribes
Sat, 09 Dec 2017 10:53:53 -0500
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