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  • In Pictures Sunken treasure

    This gold spoon was recovered from the Spanish shipwreck Nuestra Senora de Atocha and is shown in Palm Beach, Fla., in 2005. The 17th-century sunken Spanish galleon sank off the Florida Keys in 1622 while carrying copper, silver, gold, tobacco, gems, jewels, jewelry, and indigo from Spanish ports at Cartagena, Colombia, Porto Bello in New Granada, and Havana, bound for Spain.

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  • Big 12 Conference fans feel anxiety and frustration

    Big 12 Conference fans feel anxiety and frustration

    Big 12 Conference: Texas A&M withdrew from the conference earlier this month, upset at rival Texas' $247 million cable television deal with ESPN that does not have to be shared with other conference members.

  • In Pictures Sunken treasure

    This gold spoon was recovered from the Spanish shipwreck Nuestra Senora de Atocha and is shown in Palm Beach, Fla., in 2005. The 17th-century sunken Spanish galleon sank off the Florida Keys in 1622 while carrying copper, silver, gold, tobacco, gems, jewels, jewelry, and indigo from Spanish ports at Cartagena, Colombia, Porto Bello in New Granada, and Havana, bound for Spain.

  • In Pictures US natural disasters of 2011

    A funnel cloud is shown in this Aug. 18 photo made in Wilmington, N.C.

  • What are the toughest questions tossed at reference librarians?

    Chapter & Verse What are the toughest questions tossed at reference librarians?

    Think it's easy being a librarian? Think again!

  • New Missouri 'Facebook bill': Let school districts make their own rules

    New Missouri 'Facebook bill': Let school districts make their own rules

    The Missouri legislature wants to limit 'improper communications' between students and teachers, but its first 'Facebook law' was blocked by the courts. Now, it's trying a toned-down version.

  • The world's top universities in 2011

    For the second year in a row, the United Kingdom’s University of Cambridge topped America’s Harvard University in the annual QS ranking of the world’s top universities. Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), a UK-based higher education consulting firm, released its much-anticipated list of the top 300 today. Academic reputation – a subjective assessment – accounts for 40 percent of the score that determines where schools end up on the rankings. You can get a closer look at the methodology here. This year’s top 10 dropped American universities Princeton and California Institute of Technology in favor of two other leading US schools. You can check out last year’s top 10 here and explore why QS’s rankings caused such a stir.

  • First look at hurricane Irene: Thankfully, not a 'monster'

    First look at hurricane Irene: Thankfully, not a 'monster'

    Hurricane Irene could gain some strength over the day, but the storm is likely to quickly weaken again as it heads north toward more populated areas of the mid-Atlantic and New England.

  • What makes a native American tribe?

    What makes a native American tribe?

    Small groups of native Americans are still looking for tribal recognition from the federal government.

  • Culture Cafe 'Spider-Man' film series returns as 'Amazing Spider-Man': Is it too soon for a reboot?

    Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone reprise the iconic roles of Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson that Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst first played in 2002.

  • Will NYC's bet on innovation pay off?

    Green Economics Will NYC's bet on innovation pay off?

    New York City aims to be the next Silicon Valley by attempting to attract excellent students and professors. But it's unclear whether this approach will make any gains for the city.