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Can evolution explain why so many domesticated mammals have floppy ears?

By Don Newgreen, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and Jeffrey Craig, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute Take…

Oil-guzzling transportation: A cause and soon-to-be a casualty of climate change, report warns

Originally published at Climate Central The transportation sector is a major contributor to climate-changing carbon…

King Richard III’s makeshift grave opens to public in central England

The grave of King Richard III, immortalised by Shakespeare as one of history’s great villains,…

Scientists warn of ‘time horizon’ when sea level rise overwhelms US infrastructure

By Ryan McNeill (Reuters) – Flooding is increasing in frequency along much of the U.S.…

Tech News

FL college students use 3-D printer and $350 in parts to create ‘bionic’ arm for 6-year-old boy

A team of engineering students from Florida banded together and built a working ‘bionic’ arm…

China regulator announces anti-monopoly probe of Microsoft

By Paul Carsten BEIJING (Reuters) – A Chinese regulator said on Tuesday it is conducting…

Media

Rupert Murdoch’s tabloid ‘The Sun’ accuses 4-year-old boy of having ‘mark of the devil’

The Sun is facing a barrage of criticism after featuring a half-naked four-year-old boy with…

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ trailer becomes most viewed of 2014 less than a week after release

The trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey has become the most viewed of 2014 after…

U.S. News

Penn. pastor accused of child porn, raping girl at church after dodging charges in another state

A 33-year-old youth pastor in Pennsylvania has been arrested after he was accused of raping…

Treasury secretary: Corporate ‘inversion’ deals hurt US finances, increase budget deficits

US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew warned Monday that the surge in companies moving offshore via…

Mexico and California question Texas border troop plan

Mexico’s foreign minister and the visiting governor of California questioned Monday plans by Texas to…

Police search for Oregon mom who vanished while running errands

By Courtney Sherwood NEWBERG Ore. (Reuters) – Police in Oregon were searching on Monday for…

‘Sovereign citizen’ vows to outlaw Tasers as Maui mayor: ‘I’m not a lunatic, I am a hippie’

A bong-maker and self-described sovereign citizen vows to outlaw the use of Taser stun guns…

World

US ‘gravely concerned’ about 15-year-old American held in Israeli jail

The United States on Monday urged Israel to expedite the case of a 15-year-old American citizen held for three weeks…

Senior US military officers weigh risks of aiding Ukraine in fight against pro-Russian forces

Senior American military officers are discussing the possibility of providing Ukraine with more precise intelligence that would allow it to…

Conservationists: ‘Scaly anteaters’ face extinction after becoming Asian delicacy

Geneva (AFP) – The scaly anteater, which looks like an artichoke with legs and a tail, is being eaten out…

Seaside resorts turn into refugee camps for Ukrainians escaping conflict

Sedove (Ukraine) (AFP) – With their sunburnt backs, flip-flops and baseball caps, the families lolling about the Ukrainian resort town…

Pussy Riot takes Kremlin to European court of human rights for ‘punk prayer’ imprisonment

Two members of the feminist group Pussy Riot are suing the Russian government in the European court of human rights (ECHR) over…

Palestinian children killed by Israeli forces as world pleads for truce

Exchanges of fire killed eight Palestinian children in a Gaza refugee camp and four people in Israel on Monday, shattering…

Israel army warns Palestinians around Gaza City to flee

The Israeli army on Monday sent messages to thousands of Palestinians living near Gaza City to flee shortly after a…

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