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Science

This is why your brain wants to swear

A recent study shows that children are adept at absorbing swearwords. That’s the power of…

Study suggests breastfeeding can protect against heart disease

People who had low birth weights and those breastfed for short periods may be more…

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…

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

Texas lawmaker defends 19 inmate deaths: Texans ‘don’t want air-conditioned prisons’

Lawmakers in Texas on Tuesday defended the lack of air-conditioning in state prisons after a…

Pentagon shows off man-size, ‘Terminator’-like search and rescue robot

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel got a first-hand look at a life-size robot that resembles…

‘We don’t hate people’: KKK group in Pennsylvania forms neighborhood watch

A chapter of the Ku Klux Klan is reportedly recruiting for a neighborhood watch program…

Chris Christie’s spokesperson and Port Authority officials subpoenaed in ‘Bridgegate’ probe

(Reuters) – A New Jersey legislative panel investigating the “Bridgegate” traffic scandal subpoenaed the press…

Ariz. Supreme Court: Marijuana traces in the system aren’t enough for DUI charges

(Reuters) – Arizona prosecutors cannot charge pot users for driving under the influence of marijuana…

World

Mexico arrests 110 people for posing as anti-cartel vigilantes

Mexican authorities have detained more than 110 people posing as vigilantes battling a drug cartel in the western state of…

Violent protest hits fabled Rio beach district after dancer is beaten to death

Violent protests broke out in Rio’s landmark beachfront district, Copacabana, on Tuesday following the death of a resident, an AFP…

Venezuelan government to resume negotiations with opposition on Thursday

A Venezuelan opposition coalition and President Nicolas Maduro’s government will meet for new talks aimed at ending more than two…

E.U. condemns Syria for scheduling June election amid ongoing conflict

The European Union joined international condemnation of Syria’s plan to hold a presidential election on June 3, saying Tuesday the…

‘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…

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