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  • A Week 17 NFL quiz

    The NFL’s regular season ended Sunday with one coach, Indianapolis’s Chuck Pagano, making a triumphant and inspiring return to the sidelines after months of cancer treatments. Meanwhile a handful of coaches were about to receive pink slips (Philadelphia’s Andy Reid, Kansas City’s Romeo Crennel, Cleveland’s Pat Shurmur, and Buffalo’s Chan Gailey were gone by Monday morning, and others seemed sure to follow). Amid the musical chairs to make the playoffs, Minnesota’s Adrian Peterson came up just nine yards shy of his quest to overtake Eric Dickerson’s single-season rushing record of 2,105 yards. His 199 yards, however, helped the Vikings land a playoff berth. The Redskins also were carried to the playoffs by a running back, rookie Alfred Morris, a little-known sixth-round draft pick out of Florida Atlantic, who gained a team record 200 yards in Washington’s win-or-go-home 28-18 victory over Dallas. To test your knowledge of Week 17 NFL developments, take this 12-question quiz.

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  • How a manicurist helped solve a sea-turtle mystery

    Using non-toxic manicure acrylic along with old wetsuits and hair-extension glue, scientists have successfully attached solar-powered satellite tags to turtles' shells, to learn more about about the sea creatures' early life history.

  • Thousands of sharks near shore of Florida's spring break beaches

    Thousands of sharks near shore are part of an annual migration of blacktip sharks moving into feeding grounds near Palm Beach, Fla.

  • Sandy Hook 'truthers' harass Newtown man, conspiracy theories go viral

    Sandy Hook truthers have attacked Gene Rosen, who took in six terrified children right after the shooting. The conspiracy theories stem from a distrust of government and media, among other things.

  • A Week 17 NFL quiz

    The NFL’s regular season ended Sunday with one coach, Indianapolis’s Chuck Pagano, making a triumphant and inspiring return to the sidelines after months of cancer treatments. Meanwhile a handful of coaches were about to receive pink slips (Philadelphia’s Andy Reid, Kansas City’s Romeo Crennel, Cleveland’s Pat Shurmur, and Buffalo’s Chan Gailey were gone by Monday morning, and others seemed sure to follow). Amid the musical chairs to make the playoffs, Minnesota’s Adrian Peterson came up just nine yards shy of his quest to overtake Eric Dickerson’s single-season rushing record of 2,105 yards. His 199 yards, however, helped the Vikings land a playoff berth. The Redskins also were carried to the playoffs by a running back, rookie Alfred Morris, a little-known sixth-round draft pick out of Florida Atlantic, who gained a team record 200 yards in Washington’s win-or-go-home 28-18 victory over Dallas. To test your knowledge of Week 17 NFL developments, take this 12-question quiz.

  • New, azure-buttocked monkey species discovered in Congo

    A surprising discovery in a remote village in the Democratic Republic of Congo adds a new species to the monkey roster.

  • Private Empire

    Pulitzer Prize-winner Steve Coll takes a close look at secretive behemoth that is Exxon Mobil.

  • Obama vs. Romney: Who's most 'elitist' and out of touch?

    Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are both Harvard graduates. Both are wealthy, although Romney is much richer. Each campaign is trying to paint the other as a candidate for American's wealthy, not the ordinary voter.

  • What the 'Buffett rule' reveals about Obama tax reform plans

    President Obama is pushing Tuesday for the so-called Buffett rule – a proposal to ensure that millionaires pay a higher rate on federal income taxes than the middle class. He and Democrats see it as a guarantee that the rich will pay more, even if Congress again extends the Bush tax cuts.

  • Scientists unveil biggest ever map of universe's dark matter

    Even though it cannot be seen directly, dark matter, which represents 98 percent of the mass of the universe, exerts a gravitational pull on normal matter, including light. By measuring its tug on starlight, astronomers have mapped the distribution of this mysterious substance. 

  • BP's gulf oil spill response plan lists the walrus as a local species. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is furious.

    BP's gulf oil spill response plan lists the walrus as a local species. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is furious.

    Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is angry and frustrated at BP's 2009 response plan for a Gulf of Mexico oil spill, which lists walruses, sea otters, sea lions, and seals as 'sensitive biological resources' and names a man who died in 2005 as a national wildlife expert.