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Science

Chilean mountain-top telescope will allow us to observe planets outside our solar system

Cerro Armazones is a crumbling dome of rock that dominates the parched peaks of the…

NASA spacecraft vaporized after crashing into the moon at 3,600 mph — as planned

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) – A robotic U.S. spacecraft ended a pioneering…

Scientist warns that the robot apocalypse really is coming unless steps are taken now

From HAL 9000 to the Terminator — all those Hollywood movies in which artificially intelligent…

Study: Global warming is due to carbon dioxide emissions, not chlorofluorocarbon

A paper published in the International Journal of Modern Physics B by the University of Waterloo’s Qing-Bin Lu…

Tech News

Researchers use Twitter to predict crime, but not yet sure whether this will reduce crime

Hidden in the Twittersphere are nuggets of information that could prove useful to crime fighters…

Tech workers seek to have Steve Jobs’ emails admitted as evidence in class action suit

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Four large technology companies should not be allowed to limit evidence…

Media

Climate change threatens 5,000-year-old artwork in the Phllippines

Philippines’ oldest artworks in danger of disappearing (via AFP) On a small rock wall a…

Singer Chris Brown to go on trial Monday on assault charges

Hip-hop star Chris Brown will stand trial on Monday for an alleged assault outside a…

U.S. News

Teenage runaway survives five-hour flight in jet’s wheel well from California to Hawaii

A teenage boy who ran away from home survived a five-hour flight in the freezing…

WATCH: Denver’s first ’420 Rally’ since marijuana legalization draws huge crowd

Authorities predict that Denver’s first “420 Rally” since the legalization of marijuana will be the…

Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter, the wrongfully imprisoned boxer memorialized by Bob Dylan, dies at 76

By Cameron French and Emily Flitter (Reuters) – Former U.S. professional boxer Rubin “Hurricane” Carter,…

University of Virginia researchers can predict violent crime via Twitter

Researchers use Twitter to predict crime (via AFP) Hidden in the Twittersphere are nuggets of…

Participants in Boston Marathon mindful of tragedy

Mindful of tragedy, Boston Marathon goes on (via AFP) Defending champions Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia…

World

Inexperienced third-mate in South Korea ferry disaster was ‘steering in tricky waters for first time’

The South Korean ferry that sank off the country’s coast on Wednesday, with the likely loss of more than 300…

Pope pleads for Easter peace as violence breaks out in Ukraine, Jerusalem

Pope leads Easter celebrations marred by Ukraine (via AFP) Pope Francis celebrated Easter mass on Sunday with a message of…

Fragile Easter truce in eastern Ukraine shattered by deadly gunfight

Russia ‘outraged’ as east Ukraine shootout shatters Easter truce (via AFP) A deadly gunfight in a town in restive east…

Divers pull first bodies from submerged South Korean ferry

First bodies pulled from submerged S. Korean ferry (via AFP) Divers retrieved the first bodies Sunday from inside the submerged…

Ebola outbreak in west Africa affecting diets continent-wide

West Africa’s Ebola outbreak prompts changes in I.Coast cuisine (via AFP) West Africa’s first outbreak of Ebola fever is bad…

Strict government ‘austerity measures’ fail to slow down sales of luxury cars in China

China’s love of luxury cars undimmed by domestic troubles (via AFP) China’s desire for luxury cars remains undimmed by an…

Indian transwoman to run for office after landmark Supreme Court ruling

Indian transgender stands for office after landmark ruling (via AFP) With a tight budget and a humble autorickshaw, a pioneering…

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