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NASA’s 2020 Mars rover will carry tools to make oxygen

The suite of space-age tools loaded on NASA’s next robotic vehicle, bound for the Red…

How small birds evolved from giant meat eating dinosaurs

By Mike Lee and Gareth Dyke, University of Southampton Spectacular transitional fossils, many from northern…

Scientists revolt against one of Europe’s most ambitious research projects: Human Brain Project

Dissenters are threatening to boycott a $1.6 billion attempt to simulate the brain’s workings.…

Ebola epidemic will not spread in US: Centers for Disease Control

"This is a tragic, painful, dreadful, merciless virus. It is the largest, most complex outbreak…

Tech News

Facebook restores service after outage in many countries

By Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc said service to the world’s largest…

Facebook down for less than 1 hour and Twitter explodes with dismay, existential dread, wit

Facebook, the social networking site that boasts 829 million daily active users, crashed to the…

Media

George W. Bush writes biography of his father

 Life of George Bush Sr will look at both the career and the ‘warm decent…

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ studio apologizes for 9/11 PR gaffe

Paramount Australia says sorry for mistakenly combining a picture of a burning skyscraper with ‘September…

U.S. News

Illinois man charged with putting needles in store meat

By Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY Mo (Reuters) – A 68-year-old Illinois man is in jail…

Tape emerges of Bill Clinton discussing bin Laden day before 9/11 attack: I could have killed him

By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) – Former President Bill Clinton said he “could have…

Justice Ginsburg knocks her colleagues’ blind spot again: Hobby Lobby case was ‘inexplicable’

By Joan Biskupic WASHINGTON D.C. (Reuters) – In an interview with Reuters late on Thursday,…

Obama impeachment talk helps Democrats in immigration showdown

By Steve Holland and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Few people in Washington believe Republicans…

Judge rules Wisconsin girl in Slenderman case not mentally competent

By Brendan O’Brien MILWAUKEE (Reuters) – A Wisconsin girl, one of two 12-year-olds accused of…

World

World silence on Israel ‘war crimes’ is ‘inexcusable:’ Saudi King Abdullah

Saudi King Abdullah said Friday that world silence over Israeli “war crimes” in the Gaza Strip was “inexcusable,” in a…

Palestinian killed by Israeli forces in West Bank

Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian man during clashes in the northern West Bank on Friday, security sources told AFP.…

French hospital plans to install wine bar to improve quality of life for terminally ill

The French have long been famed for their unshakeable belief in the health benefits of a glass of wine. Now,…

Alfred Harmsworth: The press baron and propagandist who led charge into World War I

By John Jewell, Cardiff University In his diaries, cataloguing his time as communications director at Number 10 during the premiership…

Israel army says Gaza truce over after soldier snatched

Israeli forces in the southern Gaza Strip are searching for a missing soldier they fear may have been captured by…

‘Justice prevailed’: Uganda court strikes down draconian anti-gay law

Uganda’s constitutional court on Friday overturned tough new anti-gay laws that had been branded draconian by rights groups, saying they…

France mulls ban on radical Jewish Defence League

France is considering disbanding a radical Jewish group whose members clashed with pro-Palestinian activists during rallies over Israel’s offensive in…

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