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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 SystemProminent 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.

Are We Martians? Scientist Says We Just Might Be

Are We Martians? Scientist Says We Just Might BeAs Adam Frank has said over on the 13.7 blog, "Earth and Mars have been swapping spit (astrobiologically speaking) for eons ... [and] it is entirely possible we were Earth's first alien invasion."

Is It Possible The Syrian Rebels (Not Assad) Used Chemical Weapons?

Is It Possible The Syrian Rebels (Not Assad) Used Chemical Weapons?As it lays the groundwork for a potential military strike against Syria, the Obama administration says it is all but certain that President Bashar Assad used chemical weapons against his own people last week.

More College Students Rely On Federal Aid, Study Says

More College Students Rely On Federal Aid, Study SaysThe percentage of U.S. undergrads who rely on the federal government for financial aid soared above 50 percent in the most recent survey from the National Center for Education Statistics.

Australian’s Shooting Death Echoes From Oklahoma To Melbourne

Australian’s Shooting Death Echoes From Oklahoma To MelbourneIn Australia, former deputy prime minister Tim Fischer, a noted advocate of gun control, is telling people to stay away from America.

Has Voyager 1 Left The Solar System?

Has Voyager 1 Left The Solar System?The Voyager 1 spacecraft launched in 1977 on a mission to Jupiter and Saturn. It kept on going. Today it's billions of miles from Earth, and scientists have been predicting it will soon leave the solar system.

Penn State Reaches Settlement With First Of Abuse Victims

Penn State Reaches Settlement With First Of Abuse VictimsA man who claimed sexual abuse by former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has reached a multimillion-dollar settlement with the university, the first of numerous such claims expected to be resolved in the coming days.

The Smell Of Chocolate Boosts Book Sales, Study Says

The Smell Of Chocolate Boosts Book Sales, Study SaysThe smell of chocolate boosts book sales, according to a study by Belgian researchers published in the Journal of Environmental Psychology