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Endia Martin's killing latest focal point in debate over juvenile justice

published about 4 hours ago
Endia Martin's killing latest focal point in debate over juvenile justice
It was one of Chicago's most shocking homicides this year — a 14-year-old girl fatally shot Endia Martin, also 14, after the two argued over a boy, prosecutors say.

Dish Boss Racks Up TV Brawls

published about 4 hours ago
Charlie Ergen, chairman of satellite-TV provider Dish Network, is a renowned card shark. Lately, he’s been playing some high-stakes poker with the media industry’s giants.

The new Pee-Wee Herman movie is reportedly coming straight to Netflix

published about 4 hours ago
The new Pee-Wee Herman movie is reportedly coming straight to Netflix
Actor Paul Reubens has made no secret about the fact that a new Pee-Wee Herman movie is in the works, and today we're getting a sense of where you'll be able to see it: Netflix. The Wrap reports that the video streaming company is close to sewing up a deal to distribute the upcoming film, which will be produced by Judd Apatow, the comedic mastermind behind The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, Freaks and Geeks, and a slew of other recent films.

Crash involving vehicle on Metra BNSF line snarls evening commute

published about 4 hours ago
Crash involving vehicle on Metra BNSF line snarls evening commute
A crash near southwest suburban Western Springs at a grade-crossing on Metra's Burlington Northern Santa Fe line caused delays up to 90 minutes Monday evening, said officials.

First gorilla born in a zoo turns 58 in Ohio

published about 4 hours ago
Colo, a Western lowland gorilla, is celebrating with cake made of peanut butter, applesauce, honey, carrots and Greek yogurt


Natural Gas Glut Isn’t Deterring Southwestern Energy

published about 5 hours ago
Natural Gas Glut Isn’t Deterring Southwestern Energy
Southwestern, the No. 4 domestic producer of natural gas, is developing over 400,000 acres of reserves in the shale fields of West Virginia and Pennsylvania.

Dot Earth Blog: A Postcard from the Western Amazon, on Peril and Hope

published about 16 hours ago
Dot Earth Blog: A Postcard from the Western Amazon, on Peril and Hope
A longtime resident of Brazil’s westernmost Amazon state reflects on forests, martyrs and the future.

Protecting a Home Where the Puffer Fish Roam in Biscayne National Park

published 1 day ago
Protecting a Home Where the Puffer Fish Roam in Biscayne National Park
A dispute over the possibility of a no-fishing zone in Biscayne National Park off the coast of Florida has raised contrasts with hunting bans on ... more

State will consider new bullet train route through Bakersfield

published 2 days ago
State will consider new bullet train route through Bakersfield
Bakersfield settled an environmental lawsuit against the bullet train project on Friday, winning a concession by the state to consider a new rail route into ... more

Federal judge puts gray wolf back on endangered species list

published Fri, Dec 19 2014 21:39 GMT
Federal judge puts gray wolf back on endangered species list
A judge restored federal protections to gray wolves in the the western Great Lakes region on Friday, reversing an earlier decision by the federal government ... more
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Kepler Spacecraft Finds New ‘Super-Earth’ 180 Light-Years Away

published Thu, Dec 18 2014 17:01 GMT
The planet, about two and a half times the size of Earth, is in a category of planets called super-Earths that do not exist in ... more

Out There: A Picture Captures Planets Waiting to Be Born

published Thu, Dec 18 2014 10:30 GMT
Astronomers have obtained, in the image of the young star HL Tauri, what might be the best view yet of dust in the act of ... more

A New Clue in the Search for Life on Mars: Methane Gas

published Tue, Dec 16 2014 15:07 GMT
A New Clue in the Search for Life on Mars: Methane Gas
The presence of methane could be the result of a geological process or the product of microbes.

Rosetta Mission Data Rules Out Comets as a Source for Earth’s Water

published Wed, Dec 10 2014 13:57 GMT
Rosetta Mission Data Rules Out Comets as a Source for Earth’s Water
Results from the European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission suggest that comets most likely did not supply early Earth with its water.

Explore Mars for Yourself

published Tue, Dec 09 2014 12:18 GMT
What does a Martian sunset look like? Here is a list of resources for a deeper understanding of the red planet.