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Scientist To W.Va. Lawmakers: ‘I’m Not Drinking The Water’

Scientist To W.Va. Lawmakers: ‘I’m Not Drinking The Water’"I'm not drinking the water." That's what an environmental scientist from Marshall University and a member of the West Virginia Environmental Quality Board told state lawmakers today during a hearing about a chemical spill that contaminated the drinking water of nine counties.

Pete Seeger, Folk Music Icon And Activist, Dies At 94

Pete Seeger, Folk Music Icon And Activist, Dies At 94Pete Seeger, "a tireless campaigner for his own vision of a utopia marked by peace and togetherness," died Monday at the age of 94.

Oxfam: World’s Richest 1 Percent Control Half Of Global Wealth

Oxfam: World’s Richest 1 Percent Control Half Of Global WealthJust 1 percent of the world's population controls nearly half of the planet's wealth, according to a new study published by Oxfam ahead of the World Economic Forum's annual meeting.

In Search For Habitable Planets, Why Stop At ‘Earth-Like’?

In Search For Habitable Planets, Why Stop At ‘Earth-Like’?In their hunt for potentially habitable planets around distant stars, scientists have been so focused on finding Earth-like planets that they're ignoring the possibility that other kinds of planets might be even friendlier to life, a new report says.

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 SeabedScientists 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 KillA 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 HoldSix 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 — ShoppingBlack 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.