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Researchers practice living on Mars – without leaving Earth

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL Fla (Reuters) – For the past four months, a team…

Siberian fossil discovery builds case for an age of feathered dinosaurs

The discovery of the fossilised remains of a creature that looks a little like a…

Less than 10% of human DNA has functional role, claim scientists

Ian Sample, The Guardian More than 90% of human DNA is doing nothing very useful,…

Scientists to excavate Wyoming cave with trove of Ice Age fossils

By Laura Zuckerman (Reuters) – Scientists will begin excavation early next week of an ancient…

Tech News

US power giant Southern Company hopes to build more nuclear power reactors

(Reuters) – Southern Co, one of the biggest U.S. power companies, said it hopes to…

Facebook shares set to reach record high as market likes earnings

(Reuters) – Shares of Facebook Inc were set to open at a record high on…

Media

CNN calls on pro-Russian separatists to release journalist held in Ukraine

CNN said Thursday a Ukrainian journalist working for the US news channel had been abducted…

Iran confirms arrest of Washington Post correspondent

Tehran’s chief justice Gholamhossein Esmaili on Friday confirmed the arrest of Washington Post correspondent Jason…

U.S. News

Todd ‘legitimate rape’ Akin claims Bill Clinton is leading a ‘Democrat war on women’

In an interview with World Net Daily, former GOP Senate candidate Todd Akin blasted mainstream…

Massachusetts judge won’t toss murder charge against ex-NFL player Aaron Hernandez

By Elizabeth Barber BOSTON (Reuters) – A Massachusetts judge refused to toss out murder and…

Top White House aide: ‘Foolish to discount the possibility’ of impeachment

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A top White House adviser said on Friday Republicans…

Dallas man exonerated for rape after being cleared by DNA tests

By Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS (Reuters) – A 57-year-old Texas man who spent 12 years…

SF professor accused of secretly filming partying students using bathroom in his house

A former accounting professor at San Francisco State University has been arrested after a hidden…

World

UN urges Chile to allow abortion in some cases

The UN Human Rights Committee asked Chile Thursday to make exceptions to its ban on abortion in cases of rape,…

General Martin Dempsey: Putin igniting dangerous nationalist fervor

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s military intervention in Ukraine is fanning nationalist sentiments that could spread across the region with dangerous,…

Paris bans pro-Palestinian protest after recent violence: police

French police have banned a protest against Israel’s Gaza offensive that was due to take place in Paris on Saturday,…

Wreckage of missing Algerian airliner found in Mali

Ouagadougou (AFP) – The wreckage of an Air Algerie plane missing since early Thursday with 116 people on board has…

Iraqi ‘Islamic State’ jihadists deny ordering genital mutilation of all women

Jihadi extremists who have taken over the Iraqi city of Mosul have denied ordering families to have their daughters undergo female…

Iraqis protest mistreatment of minority Christians by jihadists

Hundreds of people demonstrated Thursday in Arbil, capital of Iraq’s autonomous Kurdistan region, to condemn the forced displacement of Iraqi…

Ukraine prime minister resigns over parliament coalition break up

Ukraine’s Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk on Thursday resigned in protest at the disbanding of the ruling parliamentary coalition. “I announce…

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