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Hypersonic weapons and the new global arms race

As top-secret, super-fast missile experiments go, it wasn’t the most successful. This week the US tested…

States with legalized medical marijuana had 25 percent fewer prescription OD deaths: study

States that allow legal use of medical marijuana have lower rates of fatal overdoses from…

3-million-year-old child skull had no soft spot, researchers say

A three-million-year-old child’s skull uncovered in South Africa has no signs of the kind of…

Experimental US hypersonic weapon explodes during flight test

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A new hypersonic weapon developed by the U.S. military exploded shortly after…

Tech News

Head of Connecticut’s health exchange to lead federal Obamacare marketplace

By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Obama administration on Tuesday named the head of…

Koch-backed group stokes ‘Marxist’ fears in campaign to hand Internet over to corporations

A shadowy conservative group tied to the Koch brothers is telling conservatives that “net neutrality”…

Media

Doctor Who timeline: What is The Doctor’s real age?

August 22, 2014 Hanna Sender Posted with permission from International Business Times Warning: Season 7…

HBO executive defends sex and violence in Game of Thrones: I’m not the boob police

A top HBO executive has defended the often extreme scenes of sex, violence and rape…

U.S. News

Researchers say medical marijuana use cuts painkiller overdoses by 25 percent

States that legalized medical marijuana use saw overdoses from prescription painkillers drop by nearly 25…

Obama vows to increase mental health services for veterans

By Mark Felsenthal CHARLOTTE N.C. (Reuters) – President Barack Obama sought to make amends with…

Florida police dog killed by lightning after being left in a kennel during a thunderstorm

MIAMI (Reuters) – A lightning strike apparently killed a police dog in northern Florida after…

Islamic State backlash: The drums of war are beating anew on Capitol Hill

Signs the United States may strike Islamic State militants in their Syrian stronghold reveal a…

US rules out coordination with Syria as it spies on Islamic State jihadists

The United States has begun reconnaissance flights over Syria to track Islamic State jihadists but…

World

Bra protest urges Spanish mayor to quit over his bizarre warning to men about fake rapes

Hundreds of people have hung bras around Valladolid’s city hall in a protest to demand the resignation of the Spanish…

World Health Organization calls for ban on e-cigarette sales to minors

The World Health Organization called Tuesday on governments to ban the sale of e-cigarettes to minors, warning they pose a…

U.N. expert condemns ‘appalling’ abuse of Tanzania’s young albino population

Geneva (AFP) – A UN expert Monday condemned the abuse of young albinos in government care centres in Tanzania, a…

Syria ready to cooperate with U.S. and others to stop Islamic State

Baghdad (AFP) – The UN on Monday accused jihadists in Iraq of “ethnic and religious cleansing” as the most senior…

United Nations envoy says ‘war’ against Ebola could take six more months

Freetown (AFP) – The UN’s Ebola envoy said Monday the fight against the epidemic was a “war” which could take…

German Chancellor Merkel backs Spain’s opposition to Catalan push for independence

Madrid (AFP) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday backed Madrid’s opposition to attempts by Spain’s economically powerful Catalonia region…

Fishermen go missing as Hurricane Marie pounds Mexico’s coastline

Hurricane Marie was pounding heavy waves into Mexico’s Pacific coast Monday, where three fishermen went missing after their boat capsized.…

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