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This Mako shark looks like its ancient ancestors, but it's probably evolved ...
A 325-million-year-old fossil find shows that the gill structures of modern sharks are actually quite different from their ancient ancestors.
Crime writer Giorgio Scerbanenco was born in Kiev in 1911, grew up in Rome a...
A crackling new translation of Giorgio Scerbanenco's crime novel Private Venus has just been released. Critic John Powers read it in a single sitting.
What motivated Edward Snowden to leak NSA secrets? Bryan Burrough,  Suzanna ...
What motivated the former NSA contractor to divulge carefully guarded NSA secrets? A new Vanity Fair article takes a look back at the "kid from the Maryland suburbs."
The world's largest rose bush is located in an unlikely place for a genteel attraction: Tombstone, Arizona. It blooms during spring break; thousands come to see the bush that was planted in 1885.
The city has reached a tentative agreement with retired police officers and firefighters to preserve their pensions. Pensions of other city retirees would take a 4.5 percent hit.
After years of circulation declines and painful staffing cuts, this year's two Pulitzer Prizes are especially sweet. David Greene talks to Marty Baron, the executive editor for The Washington Post.