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Cow manure fertilizer can create deadly human superbugs, study finds

Cow manure, commonly used to fertilize vegetable crops, contains a high number of genes that…

Fox guest mocks liberals on Keystone pipeline: Cars don’t run on ‘unicorn tears’

A Fox News guest on Monday encouraged President Barack Obama to approve the Keystone XL…

Pentagon-funded team developing high-powered laser to trigger lightning and rain

Researchers are working to develop a technique to trigger rain or lightning with high-energy laser…

You’re more likely to gorge on fatty foods when you think obesity is a disease, study finds

On June 18, 2013, the American Medical Association officially recognized obesity as a disease. The…

Tech News

U.S. intelligence chief James Clapper clamps down on media access

James Clapper Bans Intelligence Community From Basically Any Interaction With Nearly Anyone With A Social…

Tech-fueled inequality offers two paths for humanity — ‘digital Athens’ or bleak dystopia

Rapid technological advancement is leaving many Americans behind, said a pair of digital business professors,…

Media

‘Ice Road Truckers’ star accused of kidnapping and beating prostitute in Las Vegas

By Curtis Skinner NEW YORK (Reuters) – A former star of the History Channel reality…

Red ink: New survey shows newspapers’ continuing ‘inability to compete’

U.S. newspapers suffered further revenue declines in 2013, seeing only mixed success in a transition…

U.S. News

Florida GOP lawmaker accused of driving drunk to Taco Bell

A Florida Republican lawmaker was arrested after driving erratically following a late-night stop at a…

Missouri mayor who ‘kind of agreed’ with Jewish center shooter resigns amid outrage

By Kevin Murphy (Reuters) – The mayor of a southwestern Missouri town resigned on Tuesday…

NJ lawmakers will subpoena four more people in bridge probe — but not Chris Christie

Christie bridge scandal panel to issue 4 subpoenas for testimony, co-chair says (via NJ.com) NEW…

Supreme Court wrestles with TV, copyright and ‘cloud’ computing

A startup that threatens to shake up the television industry with mini antennas for Internet…

Researchers and lawmakers warn: Florida is ‘Ground Zero’ for sea level rise

Warm sunshine and sandy beaches make south Florida and its crown city, Miami, a haven…

World

‘Cheese diplomacy’ fails: French experts snub North Korean officials

A French school has turned down the rare chance to train North Koreans in the proud Gallic art of cheese-making.…

Canada downgrades protections for humpback whales to clear way for Pacific Ocean pipeline

Environmentalist activists on Tuesday decried Canada’s downgrading of humpback whale protections, suggesting the decision was fast-tracked to clear a major…

Peru investigates killing of endangered Humboldt penguins

Peruvian authorities announced an investigation Tuesday into the killing of five penguins found slashed to death at a center for…

Vatican dismisses claim that John Paul II ignored Catholic sexual abuse

A much-loved pope will be declared a saint on Sunday but not everyone in the Catholic Church agrees. John Paul…

North Korea may be close to fourth nuclear test, warns Seoul

North Korea could well be preparing to carry out a fourth nuclear test, South Korea said Tuesday, citing increased activity…

Japanese lawmakers visit Yasukuni war shrine on eve of Obama trip

Nearly 150 Japanese lawmakers on Tuesday paid homage at the Yasukuni shrine which honours the nation’s war dead, raising the…

Uganda captures Lord’s Resistance Army rebel officer and frees 10 hostages

Ugandan troops have captured a fugitive Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebel officer and freed 10 hostages, the army said Tuesday,…

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