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Compulsive pornography viewers possess similar brain activity to drug addicts

When viewing pornographic material, people with compulsive sexual behavior experience brain activity similar to that…

Meat without murder: Professor who invented lab-grown hamburger on panda meat, kosher pork

Last summer you unveiled the world’s first lab-grown – or “in vitro” hamburger. How did…

How to measure a sun-like star’s age

Monsanto’s ‘Roundup’ weedkiller may be causing kidney failure in farmworkers: study

Researchers looking into the cause of a chronic kidney disease epidemic which has devastated farm-workers…

Tech News

Female Yahoo executive sued for sexual harassment

A high-level female Yahoo Inc executive has been sued in California by a woman who…

Malware that fleeced banks for $100 million returns a month after U.S. crackdown

Washington (AFP) – Malicious software used to steal millions from bank accounts has re-emerged a…

Media

From ancient graffiti to modern street art, Roman walls tell the story of the city

Scribbling emotions on walls has been a tradition in Rome going back thousands of years…

Jazz bassist Charlie Haden dies aged 76

Grammy Award-winning Charlie Haden, a legendary jazz bassist who played with artists including John Coltrane…

U.S. News

Rick Perry: Deporting refugee kids as quickly as possible ‘is the most humanitarian thing’

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) argued on Sunday that his plan to deploy the National…

Little chance Congress will accomplish anything this session, lawmakers say

By Annika McGinnis and David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) – This year was supposed to be…

Three dead, two injured in California standoff

Three people were killed and two wounded in a shooting late on Saturday afternoon in…

YouTube goes Hollywood: Online video service to produce original premium content

By Ronald Grover and Lisa Richwine LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – YouTube has embarked on a…

Teen survivor of Texas shootings speaks at memorial, family ‘in much better place’

By Kevin Murphy (Reuters) – The teenage survivor of a shooting attack in suburban Houston…

World

Five-time Olympic gold medalist Ian Thorpe comes out as gay in interview

Australian swimming legend Ian Thorpe reveals he is gay in an interview set to be broadcast Sunday, according to media…

Despite calls for truce in latest conflict, Israel and Hamas suffer through bloodiest day yet

The world implored Israel and Hamas to end hostilities Saturday, but the violence escalated with the toll in Israeli strikes…

Fears grow for safety of Iraq’s cultural heritage under ISIS

Iraq has a long and rich heritage, home for thousands of years to mighty empires – Assyria and Babylon, the…

Singapore libraries to destroy copies of gay penguin book

State-run libraries in Singapore have deemed a children’s book about two male penguins raising a baby chick inappropriate and are…

Disabled Palestinians unable to escape Israeli air strike on home

Two killed and three injured in deadly blast as international criticism grows over rapidly rising civilian death toll in Gaza…

China’s top paper says no place for a ‘new cold war’ with U.S.

China and the United States must avoid a “new cold war” in their international relations, China’s top newspaper said on…

Yemeni tribesmen blow up main oil export pipeline

Tribesmen blew up Yemen’s main oil pipeline Saturday, halting deliveries from oilfields in the interior to the Ras Isa export…

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