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Miami and New York City are ground zero in the battle against the rising seas

Originally published at Climate Central Walking along the waterfront in Fort Lauderdale and admiring the…

How science is using the genetics of disease to make drugs better

By Mark Lawler, Queen’s University Belfast Personalised medicine is the ability to tailor therapy to…

New study highlights precarious state of the world’s primary forests

An estimated 95 percent of the primary forests that existed prior to the advent of…

39 kilotons a year: Mysterious source of ozone-depleting chemical banned since 2009 baffles NASA

A chemical used in dry cleaning and fire extinguishers may have been phased out in…

Tech News

Amazon readying an attack on Google’s ad business

US online giant Amazon is preparing to take on Google (Xetra: A0B7FY – news) in…

US brings new charges against alleged creator of Silk Road underground online drug market

By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. prosecutors have brought a trio of new…

Media

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…

Islamic State captors sent rambling email to James Foley’s family before killing him

Journalist James Foley’s jihadist captors sent his family a taunting and rambling email threatening to…

U.S. News

As season approaches, Washington DC NFL team faces increasing heat over name

By Steve Ginsburg WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Amanda Blackhorse decided one afternoon to attend a rally…

Kentucky firefighter critical after ice bucket challenge mishap

A Kentucky firefighter was in critical condition Friday, a day after he and three others…

California Senate passes gun database checks bill

The California Senate passed a bill on Friday requiring local law enforcement to search a…

Puerto Ricans flock to U.S. mainland as island’s political and economic crisis worsens

The island of Puerto Rico is depopulating, as residents stream to the US mainland fleeing…

Federal judge blocks Montana from logging or building roads in grizzly bear habitat

By Laura Zuckerman (Reuters) – Conservation groups on Friday hailed a court decision that blocks…

World

Tensions over massive Russian aid convoy to Ukraine as Merkel heads to Kiev

Parts of a mammoth aid convoy from Moscow on Saturday crossed back from rebel-held east Ukraine to Russian territory, as…

Last Ebola-free region of Liberia falls to virus

Every region of Liberia has now been hit by Ebola, officials said Friday, as the World Health Organization warned the…

Greek village abuzz after discovery of tomb dating back to era of Alexander the Great

AMPHIPOLIS (Greece) (AFP) – To the villagers near the ancient Greek town of Amphipolis, archaeological treasure is nothing new —…

Libyan authorities: 170 African immigrants missing after boat was lost at sea

Tripoli (AFP) – A Libyan coastguard official said on Friday a boat carrying 200 illegal migrants from sub-Saharan Africa was…

Egyptian cleric: Men allowed to spy on women in the shower if they have ‘pure intentions’

Men can spy on women in the shower, an extremist cleric has argued in Egypt, prompting outrage from other Islamic…

Threat from Islamic State ‘beyond anything we have seen’: Pentagon chief

The Islamic State poses a greater danger than a conventional “terrorist group” and is pursuing a vision that could radically…

Russia targets McDonald’s in expanding East-West trade war

Russian authorities launched nationwide inspections of McDonald’s restaurants Thursday after shutting three wildly-popular Moscow locations on apparent government orders aimed…

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