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Tokyo artist transforms bonsai trees into ‘exobiotanica’ by launching them into space

Azuma Makoto has created a completely unprecedented set of landscape images that show organic life on the…

Falling behind: U.S. among the least energy efficient of the world’s largest economies

Originally published at Climate Central Germany is the global leader in energy efficiency, and the…

Gravity plays a key role in shaping the U.S. West’s sandstone arches

Every artist has their secret and it turns out Mother Nature is no different. …

Scientists hope radar technology will help them find 100 year-old Aboriginal burial ground

Scientists said Tuesday they hope that radar technology will help them find a century-old Aboriginal…

Tech News

‘Fake’ Twitter users attacking Tibet and Dalai Lama are Chinese propagandists: rights group

Beijing has created at least 100 fake Twitter accounts to spread propaganda about Tibet and…

Federal prosecutors unseal indictments against members of smartphone ‘piracy groups’

San Francisco (AFP) – US prosecutors on Monday unsealed indictments against six people suspected of…

Media

Failed sale of 1869 Karl Marx letter disappoints Chinese capitalists who set the price too high

A letter by the late Karl Marx, the German philosopher who offered an alternative to…

Sky News apologizes after reporter rummages through luggage of flight MH17 victim on air

British broadcaster Sky News apologised after one of its presenters searched through luggage at the…

U.S. News

Closing arguments set for Jesse Ventura’s defamation suit against ‘American Sniper’

By Art Hughes ST PAUL Minn. (Reuters) – Closing arguments are planned on Tuesday in…

In major blow to Obamacare, appeals court throws out key healthcare subsidies

By David Morgan and Aruna Viswanatha WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. federal judicial panel on…

Baltimore man fatally shoots friend of 15 years during botched bulletproof vest ‘prank’

A Baltimore man who allegedly shot his longtime friend will be held without bail, a…

Wave of migrant children threatens to ‘implode’ U.S. immigration courts, judge warns

By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A deluge of Central American children pouring into the…

Race for North Dakota’s agriculture commissioner is all about oil

By Ernest Scheyder TOWNER North Dakota (Reuters) – North Dakota’s biggest oil producers have picked…

World

World pushes for truce as Israel’s attack on Gaza displaces 100,000 Palestinians

The UN chief and Washington’s top diplomat were holding a flurry of meetings in Cairo on Tuesday to push for…

President Daniel Ortega calls attack on supporters in Nicaragua a ‘massacre’

President Daniel Ortega on Monday slammed as a “massacre” an attack on his political supporters that killed five people and…

Australian senator Jacqui Lambie’s ideal man: rich and ‘well-hung’ (AUDIO)

An Australian senator who told breakfast radio she would only date men who were rich and “well-hung” apologised Tuesday, saying…

700 million women were married as children, with one-in-three before their 15th birthday

Girl Summit tackles female genital mutilation and child marriage, as UNICEF warns 280 million girls could be brides before 18…

South Korean police confirm death of downed ferry’s fugitive owner

South Korean police said Tuesday they had found the body of the fugitive business tycoon who headed the family operating…

Ukrainian rebels hand over MH17 black boxes and call for cease-fire near crash site

Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday handed over two black boxes recovered from the crash…

American anti-abortion activist tactics threaten to infiltrate Europe

US clinics now provide escorts for patients attending women’s centres to protect them from militant protesters, whose tactics now threaten…

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