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Coal plants lock in 300 billion tons of CO2 emissions

Originally published at Climate Central It seems straightforward to say that when you buy a…

Massive 4,000-year-old wine cellar reveals the wild nights of ancient Canaanites

By Karlena Tomc-Barbosa, Durham University The discovery of a 4,000-year-old wine cellar in Israel has…

Experts dispute claim that panda faked pregnancy to get more bamboo

Claims that a six-year-old panda faked signs of pregnancy in order to receive better treatment…

Neuroscientists say it’s possible to overwrite bad memories

Emotions connected to memories can be rewritten, making bad events in the past seem better…

Tech News

‘The next battlefront’: Google unveils airborne delivery drone prototypes

By Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Google Inc is developing airborne drones capable of…

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…

Media

‘Everything I know is a lie’: Fans of ‘Hello Kitty’ stunned to hear she’s not a cat after all

Tokyo (AFP) – Hello Kitty is not a cat, the company behind Japan’s global icon…

Joan Rivers ‘stable’ in New York hospital after possible cardiac arrest

Joan Rivers, the tart-tonged US stand-up comic renowned for her rapier wit, was rushed to…

U.S. News

Duo Facebooks selfie with OD’d friend before dumping his body because he ‘smelled bad’

A Missouri man and woman are under arrest after police say they dumped the body…

No charges in Uzi shooting by 9-year-old girl, as tourists flock to reopened Arizona gun range

County law enforcement officials in Arizona said on Thursday no criminal charges are pending after…

Missing Montana college student found dead in Idaho car crash

A Montana college student whose disappearance prompted a search by hundreds of police and volunteers…

California passes ‘yes-means-yes’ campus sexual assault bill

Californian lawmakers passed a law on Thursday requiring universities to adopt “affirmative consent” language in…

California Senate approves bill requiring oil industry to detail water use

By Rory Carroll SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The California state Senate on Thursday unanimously approved…

World

Report: Islamic State waterboarded James Foley and other captives in Syria

Washington (AFP) – At least four Western hostages held by the Islamic State in Syria, including murdered American journalist James…

Opposition party storms out as Turkish Premier Edrogan is sworn in as new president

Ankara (AFP) – Turkey’s outgoing premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan was sworn in as president on Thursday, extending his decade-long rule,…

Israeli police find body in search for missing US student

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli police and volunteers found a body near a forest in Jerusalem on Thursday while searching for…

Syria rebels support US air strikes against Islamic State jihadists

In Syria’s Aleppo, devastated by two years of fighting and regime attacks, rebels and activists are eager for US strikes…

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…

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