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More than 99 percent of the people living in the U.S. and Europe look up and see light-polluted skies, according to a new atlas of artificial night sky brightness.
June 10, 2016
Researchers using satellite images and drones discovered a structure the size of an Olympic-size pool near the center of the ancient city in Jordan. But what exactly it was used for remains a mystery.
June 10, 2016
The Department of Transportation has authorized six U.S. airlines to schedule round-trip flights from the U.S to some cities in Cuba. The DOT has not yet approved any flights to Havana.
June 10, 2016
In addition to its eponymous website, Gawker Media operates several other popular sites, including Deadspin, Jezebel and Gizmodo. The company could be sold, according to reports.
June 10, 2016
The president has authorized U.S. commanders to use airstrikes to assist Afghan offensives — not just as defensive or preventive measures.
June 10, 2016
Syphilis cases are on the rise. The bacterium that causes the sexually transmitted disease is becoming resistant to some antibiotics. But somehow, penicillin has remained the best weapon against it.
June 10, 2016
While a new neighborhood beehive can be stressful for homeowners, it's an exciting time for beekeepers. They see it as an opportunity to collect more colonies for their apiaries.
June 10, 2016
"Ali was a black man who was not concerned with what white America thought of him."
June 10, 2016
Helene St. James, hockey reporter at the Detroit Free Press, remembers Red Wings legend Gordie Howe. Howe's five-decade professional hockey career earned him the nickname "Mr. Hockey."
June 10, 2016
It's common today for athletes to carry the banner of some sort of political protest. But it wasn't so easy for Ali, who was banned from boxing for opposing the Vietnam War.
June 10, 2016
Howe led the Detroit Red Wings to four Stanley Cup championships in the 1950s and was named MVP six times.
June 10, 2016
The bill, which still needs to be approved by the Senate, would appoint a seven-person board that could restructure the territory's debts. Puerto Rico owes more than $70 billion.
June 10, 2016
Most economists say an upcoming vote to determine the United Kingdom's role in the EU is a big deal. The so-called Brexit vote might upset trade deals, financial markets and currencies, they argue.
June 10, 2016
A program teaches highs schoolers to pull espressos and pour pretty lattes. The idea is to prepare them for college — for college tuition bills, that is.
June 10, 2016
Thirteen percent of all students and nearly 20 percent of high school students are missing more than 15 days of school a year, according to the latest numbers from the Obama Administration.
June 10, 2016
There's a fight for control of Viacom between the daughter of the company's primary owner and his handpicked CEO Philippe Dauman. Former CEO Tom Freston says Dauman is running the company aground.
June 10, 2016
Lending Club, a leader in the peer-to-peer marketplace, is mired in scandal. The finance technology industry, known as FinTech, is dissecting what it means for online lending.
June 10, 2016
The country hopes to cash in on the sport's global popularity. And the kids love doing flips and handstands.
June 10, 2016
White women traditionally support the Republican nominee for president. This election season, gaining favor from this group is key to Hillary Clinton's plan to win the White House.
June 10, 2016
It's believed to be the first time an active-duty U.S. Navy flag officer has been charged with a crime in federal court. Today, Rear Admiral Robert Gilbeau pleaded guilty to a felony charge.
June 9, 2016

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