7 Famous Fourths: How Independence Day Has Transformed
New York Fireworks
July 3rd, 2015
Americans celebrated the first July Fourth in 1777, a year after declaring independence from England. Here's a list of American traditions and famous fourths.
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Majestic Vultures, Kings of the Sky (Photos)
White-backed vulture beak
July 2nd, 2015
The majestic vulture is on the decline across the globe, and if they fade, what will happen to the carrion they clear from the Earth?
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Mark Zuckerberg's Vision of 'Facebook Telepathy': What Experts Say
Brain Power
July 3rd, 2015
Mark Zuckerberg said predicts people will send thoughts and experiences to each other as easily as people text and email today. However, this fanciful idea of brain-to-brain communication is still a long ways off, neuroscientists say.
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Climate Change Sparks Turbulence in Aviation Industry (Op-Ed)
Rows of chairs at an airport gate
July 2nd, 2015
As temperatures warm, so do runways, with troubling results.
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Solar-Powered Plane Soars to New World Records
July 2nd, 2015
A solar plane currently soaring over the Pacific Ocean, from Japan to Hawaii, has set a slew of new world records, logging the farthest and longest flights made so far in a solar-powered aircraft.
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Ebola Returns to Liberia: Where Did It Come From, and Could It Spread?
Health care workers put on protective gear before entering an Ebola treatment unit in Liberia during the 2014 Ebola outbreak..
July 2nd, 2015
The return of Ebola cases to Liberia is worrisome, and raises questions about whether the country was really free of the disease to begin with, experts say.
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5 Odd Facts About Lewis Carroll
Lewis Carroll
July 3rd, 2015
Here are five odd facts about Lewis Carroll (1832-1898), including his enthusiasm for word games, microscopes and photography.
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First US Measles Death in 12 Years: How Was It Missed?
July 2nd, 2015
A woman in Washington state is the first person to die of measles in the United States in a dozen years, but how did doctors miss her diagnosis.
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7 Shark Attacks in 3 Weeks: Are North Carolina Beaches Safe?
A tiger shark off the coast of North Carolina.
July 2nd, 2015
Fourth of July weekend is a popular time to hit the beach, but this year, vacationers may not be the only ones swarming the waters off North Carolina.
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