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NASA estimates new heavy-lift rocket will have first test flight in November 2018

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. (Reuters) – NASA’s new heavy-lift rocket, designed to fly…

What global warming might mean for extreme snowfalls

Originally published at Climate Central So if the world is warming, that means winters should…

Virus pioneer warns of Ebola ‘perfect storm’: Everything is there for it to snowball

Peter Piot, the Belgian scientist who co-discovered the Ebola virus in 1976, on Tuesday said…

Will cyborgs turn art into a supersensory futureworld?

Wherever humans live or have lived, you will find art. It looms up on remote Pacific…

Tech News

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella will reportedly visit China amid antitrust probe

By Gerry Shih and Paul Carsten BEIJING (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Officer Satya…

SpaceX delays launch of next Falcon 9 rocket after test rocket explosion

By Irene Koltz CAPE CANAVERAL Fla (Reuters) – Space Exploration Technologies will delay the launch…

Media

Miley Cyrus’s homeless VMAs date wanted by police

Jesse Helt, the homeless man who accompanied Miley Cyrus to Sunday’s MTV Video music awards,…

Actor and anti-vaxxer Rob Schneider: I have proof the CDC ‘fraudulently changed’ autism data

Actor and anti-vaccine advocate Rob Schneider contacted California Gov. Jerry Brown’s office (D) claiming to…

U.S. News

‘The anger is palpable’: Voters vent immigration fears to lawmakers at town halls

When Republican Rep. Jeb Hensarling sat down with colleagues and constituents at a recent Chamber…

Texas dad acquitted of fatally shooting suspected drunken driver who struck, killed sons

A Texas jury on Wednesday found a father not guilty of shooting dead a suspected…

Federal judge suggests he will approve release of 2,000 photos showing Abu Ghraib abuses

By Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) – A federal judge signaled on Wednesday he may…

Calif. man sues Little Caesars pizza maker for denying health benefits to same-sex spouses

By Daina Beth Solomon LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A former trainee manager at Little Caesars…

Sister of Boston marathon bombing suspects arrested for her own bomb threat

By Victoria Cavaliere NEW YORK (Reuters) – The sister of the accused Boston Marathon bombers…

World

United Nations increases food shipments to Iraqis fleeing extremist attacks

Geneva (AFP) – The UN food aid agency said Wednesday that a convoy of supplies had reached 2,000 desperate families,…

US ship fires warning shot at Iranian fishing boat in the Persian gulf

A US Coast Guard vessel had a tense encounter with an Iranian fishing boat in the Gulf on Tuesday and…

North Korea calls US the ‘graveyard of human rights’ over Ferguson unrest

North Korea has joined the ranks of America’s foes who have seized on riots in Missouri, saying the nation is…

Mexican president thanks California for aiding undocumented migrants

By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) – Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto thanked California on Thursday for improving the lives…

Mayor of ‘poor but sexy’ Berlin announces early exit amid airport construction fiasco

Berlin’s embattled mayor Klaus Wowereit, who famously dubbed his city “poor but sexy” and presided over its rise as an…

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…

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