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U.S. Peace Corps withdrawing volunteers due to Ebola virus

The U.S. Peace Corps said on Wednesday it was pulling 340 volunteers from Liberia, Sierra…

New report paints bleak future for nuclear power due to high operating costs

Originally published at Climate Central The globe’s nuclear power industry is aging, plagued with high…

Scientists: Companies could monitor your brain waves to test TV advertisements

Companies in the near future will be able to test public reaction to advertisements, music…

Go with the flow and you’ll find evolution belongs to physics

By Adrian Bejan, Duke University People like to say that we cannot witness evolution because…

Tech News

Panasonic confirms will invest in $5 billion Tesla battery Gigafactory

By Sophie Knight TOKYO (Reuters) – Panasonic Corp confirmed on Thursday it would invest in…

China slams Canada for ‘irresponsible’ hacking accusations

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s foreign ministry accused Canada on Thursday of making irresponsible accusations lacking…

Media

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ studio apologizes for 9/11 PR gaffe

Paramount Australia says sorry for mistakenly combining a picture of a burning skyscraper with ‘September…

Oops! Stephen Colbert trolls Sarah Palin, bags TheSarahPalinChannel.com

Jumping on the bandwagon of those mocking failed vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin’s widely-reported new TV…

U.S. News

US advances plan to reintroduce wild bison herds outside Yellowstone

By Laura Zuckerman (Reuters) – New herds of genetically pure wild bison may once again…

Ohio woman slits sleeping husband’s throat, claims she was dreaming of filleting a fish

An eastern Ohio woman told police she was dreaming about filleting a fish when she…

Woman killed when small plane crashes into Costco parking lot in San Diego

A small plane crashed in the parking lot of a San Diego retail store on…

Drone crashes while attempting to smuggle contraband into South Carolina prison

By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON Fla. (Reuters) – A drone being flown in a novel attempt…

Dept. of Interior advances plan to reintroduce wild bison herds outside Yellowstone

By Laura Zuckerman (Reuters) – New herds of genetically pure wild bison may once again…

World

Liberia shuts schools as Ebola spreads, Peace Corps leaves three countries

By David Lewis and Emma Farge DAKAR (Reuters) – Liberia will close schools and consider quarantining some communities, it said…

Lawmakers threaten Canada and Japan over objections to Pacific trade deal

A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday said Japan’s refusal to drop all barriers to farm imports under a…

US diplomat: Israeli attacks on John Kerry ‘offensive and absurd’

Israeli attacks against US Secretary of State John Kerry accusing him being of a supporter of Islamic militants are “offensive…

Bolivia declares Israel a terrorist state over attack on Gaza

Bolivia on Wednesday renounced a visa exemption agreement with Israel in protest over its offensive in Gaza, and declared it…

Satellite images suggest North Korea may be closer to full ICBM test than thought

Fresh satellite images suggest North Korea might be wrapping up engine trials on an intercontinental ballistic missile, fuelling speculation of…

Uganda activists launch legal battle to overturn notorious anti-gay law

Ugandan activists launched a petition Wednesday at the constitutional court seeking to overturn tough anti-gay laws that have been condemned…

Libya Islamists seize army special forces headquarters in Benghazi

Islamist groups have seized the army special forces headquarters in Libya’s Benghazi after days of fighting left at least 35…

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