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Mountain forest changes threaten California water supplies

Originally published at Climate Central Hike high enough up California’s Sierra Nevada and the forest…

Researchers discover first evidence of Neanderthal artwork — a ‘rococo Twitter hashtag’

Belying their reputation as the dumb cousins of early modern humans, Neanderthals created cave art,…

Drug company admits it concealed debilitating side effects, fatalities from government regulators

The Japanese unit of Swiss pharma giant Novartis (Xetra: 904278 – news) has admitted it…

Scientists hope to root out disease in your dog via genetic sequencing

Molly is a 16-month-old black labrador retriever and like so many dogs of her breed,…

Tech News

Actress Jennifer Lawrence contacts authorities after nude photos hacked

By Ian Simpson (Reuters) – Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence has contacted authorities to investigate who…

Nude photographs of A-List celebrities stolen from cloud service and posted online

Nude photos purportedly showing many top stars, including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence and pop star Rihanna,…

Media

Al Pacino on performing with cats in Venice

Al Pacino may be one of the greatest actors of all time, but he confessed…

Porn king Larry Flynt still fighting for free speech, on Hustler’s 40th birthday

Porn veteran Larry Flynt is celebrating the 40th birthday of his X-rated magazine Hustler —…

U.S. News

Fast-food workers to walk off job in fight to gain $15 hourly wage

McDonald’s line cooks, Burger King cashiers, and other fast-food restaurant workers across the U.S. plan…

Bronx man uses his car and a chain to decapitate himself

A 51-year-old man committed a grisly suicide by decapitating himself in the Bronx Monday morning,…

Texas congressman backs lifting oil export ban despite GOP peers’ misgivings

By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A senior U.S. Congressman from Texas has come out…

Amid foreign crises, Obama takes solace in US economic turnaround

By Steve Holland MILWAUKEE (Reuters) – Throughout much of his presidency, Barack Obama has been…

‘Poor judgment’: Florida cops caught misusing emergency lights for breakfast trip

A local media outlet in Florida says it caught at least five police cars from…

World

Connoisseurs? Most French say they ‘know little about wine’

It’s enough to make you choke on your Chablis. In France, the land of good food and world-famous wine, seven…

Ukraine warns of ‘great war’ with Russia ‘the likes of which Europe has not seen since WWII’

Ukrainian forces ceded a strategic eastern airport to pro-Russian insurgents on Monday as the government in Kiev accused Moscow of…

Guatemala Mayans: From victims of discrimination to perpetrators?

Fearful of losing their culture and land, ethnic Maya people in Guatemala — who have faced centuries of discrimination themselves…

British ‘jihadist’ mom and former rock band member threatens to behead Christians: reports

A middle-aged British mother-of-two and former rock band member has joined jihadists in Syria and wants to behead Christians with…

US urges Israel to reverse plan to seize Palestinian land in the West Bank

The United States urged Israel on Monday to reverse its latest plan to seize Palestinian land in the Bethlehem area…

Iraqi forces push back Islamic State militants after breaking weeks-long siege

Iraqi troops, Kurdish fighters and Shiite militiamen backed by US air strikes pressed a fightback against jihadist-led militants Monday, buoyed…

NATO to create high-readiness ‘spearhead’ force to counter Russian threat

Nato is to create a 4,000-strong “spearhead” high-readiness force that can be deployed rapidly in eastern Europe and the Baltic…

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