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First Land-Walking Fish Looks Like It Had ‘All-Wheel Drive’

First Land-Walking Fish Looks Like It Had ‘All-Wheel Drive’

A creature that lived 375 million years ago and is thought to have been the first fish to have made the transition to land sported large pelvic bones in addition to its leg-like front fins, new research shows, suggesting that it was a more efficient walker than previously thought.

Scientists Map Vast Reserves Of Freshwater Under The Seabed

Scientists Map Vast Reserves Of Freshwater Under The Seabed

Scientists think there are vast reserves of fresh groundwater buried under the oceans — a potentially valuable resource for coastal cities that need freshwater.

Is Mining On The Moon’s Horizon?

Is Mining On The Moon’s Horizon?

A U.S. company is taking what it hopes to be a small step toward eventually mining the moon.

For First Time In Memory, Icelandic Police Shoot And Kill

For First Time In Memory, Icelandic Police Shoot And Kill

A police raid Monday on a home in Reykjavík, Iceland, ended with the death of a 59-year-old man who was shot by officers after he reportedly fired a weapon at them.

Gay Marriages Take Place In Hawaii As New Law Takes Hold

Gay Marriages Take Place In Hawaii As New Law Takes Hold

Six same-sex couples got married in Hawaii shortly after midnight Monday morning, taking advantage of a new law in the first hours of the first day it took effect.

After Thanksgiving, Americans Pursue Another Tradition — Shopping

After Thanksgiving, Americans Pursue Another Tradition — Shopping

Black Friday — the day on which Christmas shopping starts in earnest for many Americans — may have started on Thanksgiving Day this year, but it gave many shoppers extra time to hunt for deals.

Scientists Estimate 20 Billion Earth-Like Planets In Our Galaxy

Scientists Estimate 20 Billion Earth-Like Planets In Our Galaxy

A new study suggests there could be far more Earth-like planets orbiting distant stars than once thought, some of which might even harbor life.

Oregon’s Mile Of Glacier Caves: A Hidden, And Disappearing, World

Oregon’s Mile Of Glacier Caves: A Hidden, And Disappearing, World

“These are short-lived treasures, and once they’re gone they’re gone forever; they’ll never be back,” says explorer Eddy Cartaya.

Shutdown Forces Antarctic Research Into ‘Caretaker Status’

Shutdown Forces Antarctic Research Into ‘Caretaker Status’

Scientists who do research in Antarctica have been on pins and needles, worried that the government shutdown would effectively cancel all of their planned field work this year.

Legal Advocates Want Overhaul Of Public Defender System

Legal Advocates Want Overhaul Of Public Defender System

Prominent members of the legal community are pressuring the Obama administration to do more to ensure that poor criminal defendants have access to a lawyer, a situation that Attorney General Eric Holder has already likened to a national crisis.