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Science

Can evolution explain why so many domesticated mammals have floppy ears?

By Don Newgreen, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and Jeffrey Craig, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute Take…

Oil-guzzling transportation: A cause and soon-to-be a casualty of climate change, report warns

Originally published at Climate Central The transportation sector is a major contributor to climate-changing carbon…

King Richard III’s makeshift grave opens to public in central England

The grave of King Richard III, immortalised by Shakespeare as one of history’s great villains,…

Scientists warn of ‘time horizon’ when sea level rise overwhelms US infrastructure

By Ryan McNeill (Reuters) – Flooding is increasing in frequency along much of the U.S.…

Tech News

It’s not just Facebook: OKCupid admits to experimenting with user compatability data

By Sarah McBride SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – OkCupid, a top U.S. matchmaking website, regularly mismatches…

Tea Party funder David Koch also spends big on his passion for dinosaurs

Although the Koch brothers help fund Republican candidates, who often express creationist beliefs, they promote…

Media

Potential whistleblowers less willing to contact the press thanks to NSA spying: report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. surveillance programs are making it more difficult for government officials to…

New Sarah Palin Channel will cost more than Netflix, but you get more Sarah Palin

Former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, whose media presence has ebbed and flowed since…

U.S. News

VT Sen. Leahy set to introduce bill placing more limits on NSA phone data collection

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A new Senate proposal to curb the government’s bulk collection of Americans’…

Rocket carrying U.S. ‘neighborhood watch’ spy satellites launches from Cape Canaveral

By Irene Klotz (Reuters) – An unmanned Delta 4 rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral…

San Diego City Council approves raising minimum wage to $11.50 an hour by 2017

By Marty Graham SAN DIEGO (Reuters) – The San Diego City Council gave formal approval…

California drought dries up plans for historic gold rush celebration

By Shawn Hubler SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) – California’s drought has claimed yet another historic casualty…

Creationist group to ask Kentucky taxpayers for help building Noah’s ark theme park

A creationist group will ask state officials again for tax incentives to help build their…

World

Conservationists: ‘Scaly anteaters’ face extinction after becoming Asian delicacy

Geneva (AFP) – The scaly anteater, which looks like an artichoke with legs and a tail, is being eaten out…

Seaside resorts turn into refugee camps for Ukrainians escaping conflict

Sedove (Ukraine) (AFP) – With their sunburnt backs, flip-flops and baseball caps, the families lolling about the Ukrainian resort town…

Pussy Riot takes Kremlin to European court of human rights for ‘punk prayer’ imprisonment

Two members of the feminist group Pussy Riot are suing the Russian government in the European court of human rights (ECHR) over…

Palestinian children killed by Israeli forces as world pleads for truce

Exchanges of fire killed eight Palestinian children in a Gaza refugee camp and four people in Israel on Monday, shattering…

Israel army warns Palestinians around Gaza City to flee

The Israeli army on Monday sent messages to thousands of Palestinians living near Gaza City to flee shortly after a…

Islamic State militants open ‘marriage bureau’ for women who want to marry a jihadist

The Islamic State, which advocates public stoning for adultery, has opened a “marriage bureau” for women who want to wed…

Any Gaza truce must lead to Hamas disarmament: John Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry Monday said that international efforts to agree a truce between Israel and the Palestinians…

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