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Scientists think injecting gene-carrying viruses could be ‘holy grail’ for curing deafness

A team of researchers led by Hinrich Staecker at the University of Kansas Medical Center…

World Health Organization hits back at vaccine deniers

The World Health Organization hit back on Wednesday against vaccine deniers who claim that immunization…

Astronauts to step out on spacewalk for repairs to the International Space Station

Two US astronauts are preparing to step out on a brief spacewalk Wednesday to install…

CA GOP hopeful seeks free tuition for science, math students in exchange for future earnings

California Republican gubernatorial hopeful Neel Kashkari called for free college tuition for students pursuing math…

Tech News

Failed Bitcoin exchange MtGox to start liquidation process

Failed Bitcoin exchange MtGox, whose spectacular collapse hammered the digital currency’s reputation, is to be…

Facebook revenue up 72 percent on rising mobile ads

Facebook Inc’s mobile advertising business accelerated in the first three months of the year, helping…

Media

Twitter conservatives defend Cliven Bundy’s ‘Negro’ remarks, but also demand video proof

As conservative politicians and commentators rushed to distance themselves from Cliven Bundy’s plainly racist remarks,…

Judge dismisses Quentin Tarantino’s lawsuit against Gawker website

A US judge threw out a lawsuit by Quentin Tarantino seeking $1 million from a…

U.S. News

Twitter conservatives defend Cliven Bundy’s ‘Negro’ remarks, but also demand video proof

As conservative politicians and commentators rushed to distance themselves from Cliven Bundy’s plainly racist remarks,…

School can’t substantiate claims that Texas girl’s Bible taken away during in-class reading period

A Texas school district said it could not substantiate claims by a conservative activist group…

Student seek change to university’s ‘Utah Man’ fight song to include women, minorities

Student leaders at the University of Utah, the flagship public campus in the conservative state,…

CA woman reaches $75,000 settlement with TSA over breast milk X-ray

A nursing Southern California mother stopped from taking breast milk through airport security has reached…

Mississippi sets 20-week limit on abortions, citing controversial research on fetus pain

Mississippi will ban abortions after more than 20 weeks of pregnancy from July, joining other…

World

Vatican spokesman says Pope Francis’s personal phone calls creating confusion

Pope Francis’s habit of picking up the phone and cold calling people who write to him is landing the Vatican…

Afghan policeman guns down three U.S. citizens at Kabul hospital

An Afghan policeman opened fire at a Kabul hospital run by a US charity on Thursday, killing three Americans, including…

Obama reaffirms commitment to Japan on tour of Asian allies

U.S. President Barack Obama assured ally Japan on Thursday that Washington was committed to its defense, including of tiny isles…

Cornish people win minority status in Europe

Cornish people are to be recognised as a national minority group for the first time, giving them the same rights…

Brazil ramps up security in Rio de Janeiro after deadly unrest

Just 50 days before Brazil hosts the World Cup, authorities beefed up security in Rio de Janeiro after a violent…

Debris found on Australian beach not from missing Malaysia Airlines jet

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau ruled out Thursday any link between material found on a beach in southwestern Australia and…

Bishop Desmond Tutu tells South Africans: I’m not voting for Nelson Mandela’s former party

Nobel peace laureate Desmond Tutu Wednesday celebrated 20 years of freedom in South Africa as a “heck of an achievement”,…

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