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Science Sep 25Watch the supermoon lunar eclipse live
On Sunday evening, starting around 8:45pm there will be a full eclipse of the moon right when it is at the perigee of its orbit, the point closest to the Earth. This will lead to what is being called a…
Science Sep 18Thanks to Ig Nobels, we now know how long it takes elephants to pee
Thursday evening marked the 25th first annual Ig Nobel awards. The awards are meant to “celebrate the unusual, honor the imaginative — and spur people’s interest in science, medicine, and technology.”…
Science Sep 09Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox buys National Geographic media
National Geographic's media properties, including its iconic magazine, will join a new venture with 21st Century Fox in a $725 million deal to expand the partnership between the two companies.
World Sep 088 things you didn’t know about Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II
Tomorrow, Queen Elizabeth will become the longest-reigning British monarch, surpassing her great-great grandmother Queen Victoria. In honor of the event, here are eight things you might not know about the two royals.
Nation Sep 02Twitter chat: How do ‘invisible’ illnesses affect people?
In the United States, about 50 percent of adults have been diagnosed with at least one type of chronic illness such as diabetes, heart disease, or multiple sclerosis.
World Sep 02Islamic State claims responsibility for deadly blasts in Yemen
The Islamic State group in Yemen is claiming responsibility for two bombings in the capital of Sanaa, the Associated Press reports. So far, the attacks have left at least 20 people dead and dozens of others injured. The total death…
Education Aug 19Twitter Chat: Merit vs. need-based scholarships
In America, many scholarships are given out based on merit, handed out to students who have good grades and high test scores. While this plan is meant to attract the best and the brightest, it can also mean that money…
Nation Jul 27New York Magazine profiles 35 women who accused Cosby of sexual assault
Yesterday, in the culmination of a six-month project, New York Magazine published a profile of 35 different women who allege that comedian Bill Cosby sexually assaulted them. The article features portrait-style photographs of the women, accompanied by statements on their…
Arts Jul 15Rita Moreno, George Lucas among 2015 Kennedy Center Honorees
Here’s a closer look at this year’s Kennedy Center nominees.
Nation Jul 14After 25-year hiatus, comic strip ‘Bloom County’ returns … to Facebook
“Bloom County” is back. Comic strip fans woke up Monday morning to the news, posted as a single new strip on author Berkeley Breathed’s Facebook page.