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SpaceX’s unmanned ‘Dragon’ supply capsule docks with International Space Station

SpaceX supply capsule berths at ISS (via AFP) The unmanned Dragon capsule from the private…

Chilean mountain-top telescope will allow us to observe planets outside our solar system

Cerro Armazones is a crumbling dome of rock that dominates the parched peaks of the…

NASA spacecraft vaporized after crashing into the moon at 3,600 mph — as planned

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) – A robotic U.S. spacecraft ended a pioneering…

Scientist warns that the robot apocalypse really is coming unless steps are taken now

From HAL 9000 to the Terminator — all those Hollywood movies in which artificially intelligent…

Tech News

Researchers use Twitter to predict crime, but not yet sure whether this will reduce crime

Hidden in the Twittersphere are nuggets of information that could prove useful to crime fighters…

Twitter blocks accounts of users critical of Turkish prime minister

Twitter blocks two accounts on its Turkish network (via AFP) Twitter blocked two accounts on…

Media

Climate change threatens 5,000-year-old artwork in the Phllippines

Philippines’ oldest artworks in danger of disappearing (via AFP) On a small rock wall a…

Singer Chris Brown to go on trial Monday on assault charges

Hip-hop star Chris Brown will stand trial on Monday for an alleged assault outside a…

U.S. News

Teenage runaway survives five-hour flight in jet’s wheel well from California to Hawaii

A teenage boy who ran away from home survived a five-hour flight in the freezing…

NYC property owner: Restaurant and bar is okay, gay restaurant and bar is not

A Brooklyn bar owner whose establishment has been struggling financially for years is taking his…

16-year-old girl killed in her bed when suspected drunk driver plows into apartment

(Reuters) – A 16-year-old girl asleep in her bed was killed early Sunday when a…

Following Kansas shootings, CNN wonders if the Ku Klux Klan can successfully ‘rebrand’

In the wake of last Sunday’s shooting in Overland Park, Kansas, when a white supremacist…

Former U.S. soldier on death of Pat Tillman: ‘It is possible, in my mind, that I hit him’

Reuters) – A former U.S. Army Ranger who was in the same platoon as ex-NFL…

World

Childhood behind bars: 1500 Bolivian children raised in prison by parents

Rosy is a young working mother who drops her two daughters off at school each morning before scouring the markets…

Iranian authorities claim underground pop singer will be allowed to perform in public

Iran to let underground singer perform in public (via AFP) An underground Iranian pop singer will be allowed to perform…

Desmond Tutu: Central African Republic ‘stands on the brink of genocide’

C.Africa on the ‘brink of genocide’, warns Tutu (via AFP) Nobel peace laureate Desmond Tutu warned Sunday that the Central…

Iranian President Rouhani insists women are not second-class citizens

Rouhani says Iranian women not second class citizens (via AFP) Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani admitted Sunday that women in his…

Inexperienced third-mate in South Korea ferry disaster was ‘steering in tricky waters for first time’

The South Korean ferry that sank off the country’s coast on Wednesday, with the likely loss of more than 300…

Pope pleads for Easter peace as violence breaks out in Ukraine, Jerusalem

Pope leads Easter celebrations marred by Ukraine (via AFP) Pope Francis celebrated Easter mass on Sunday with a message of…

Fragile Easter truce in eastern Ukraine shattered by deadly gunfight

Russia ‘outraged’ as east Ukraine shootout shatters Easter truce (via AFP) A deadly gunfight in a town in restive east…

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