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Here’s how arctic sea ice could shrink even more

Originally published at Climate Central As the sea ice covering the Arctic continues to shrink…

The science of mixing mind-blowing cocktails

A guide from 1948 still contains the best advice about cocktail-making – but modern mixologists…

Deadly 2010 polio outbreak in Congo linked to mutant virus

An unusually deadly outbreak of polio in 2010 in the Democratic Republic of Congo was…

Love thy neighbor, it’s good for the heart: study

Ever felt like your neighbour’s antics could drive you to an early grave? Well, there…

Tech News

Ex-Obama advisor David Plouffe takes leadership position with ride-sharing app Uber

San Francisco (AFP) – A political strategist who ran U.S. President Barack Obama’s winning campaign…

FBI investigating Russian gang’s reported theft of 1.2 billion Internet credentials

(Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating a report by a U.S.…

Media

DC think tank tells Amnesty to ‘suck it’ in Twitter spat over Ferguson rights abuses

A Washington, D.C.-based think tank took umbrage at a message by human rights group Amnesty…

Alabama sorority kicks out member who posted pic claiming ‘Chi O got NO n*ggas!’

A University of Alabama sorority has removed a member who inaccurately claimed on social media…

U.S. News

Scientists warn Florida Gov. Rick Scott: ‘We’ve got to get busy’ on fighting climate change

By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE Fla. (Reuters) – Five climate scientists warned Florida Governor Rick Scott…

California lawmakers pass bill banning inmate sterilizations

By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) – California lawmakers sent a bill to ban sterilization…

Florida man pleads guilty to using Swiss ‘Hot Lips’ account to avoid paying taxes

By Joseph Ax and Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) – A Florida man on Tuesday…

Indicted Texas Governor Rick Perry to turn himself in to authorities

AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) – Texas Governor Rick Perry plans to turn himself in to authorities…

Racial violence in Ferguson reminiscent of apartheid, UN rights chief says

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) – Clashes between police and protesters in the U.S. town…

World

Liberia Ebola patients who fled hospital are found as death toll surges

Liberia said Tuesday it had found 17 Ebola patients who had fled an attack on their clinic, sparking a panicked…

Rome’s first emperor died 2000 years ago – his derelict tomb is now used as a toilet

By Alice Borchi, University of Warwick Augustus, who died 2000 years ago, was the first emperor of Rome. He brought…

Egypt tells US ‘to exercise maximum restraint’ in dealing with Ferguson protests

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt on Tuesday urged U.S. authorities to exercise restraint in dealing with racially charged demonstrations in Ferguson,…

Israel orders army to respond after three rockets are fired from Gaza

Israel on Tuesday ordered the military to respond after three rockets from Gaza struck the south as the two sides…

Three relatives of Pope Francis killed in Argentina traffic accident

Three relatives of Pope Francis, two great nephews and their mother, have been killed in a traffic accident in Argentina,…

Saudi Arabian beheaded for murder as Amnesty calls for halt to executions

A Saudi national convicted of murder was decapitated by the sword in the southwest of the Gulf kingdom on Tuesday,…

Australian tycoon Clive Palmer blasts Chinese government ‘mongrels’

Outspoken Australian tycoon Clive Palmer has labelled the Chinese government “mongrels” who “shoot their own people” in a televised tirade…

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