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Kepler-186f: NASA discovers first Earth-sized planet orbiting in life-friendly zone

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) – For the first time, scientists have found…

Creationist Ken Ham: Victory was mine as soon as Bill Nye agreed to debate

Creationist Ken Ham offered a point-by-point rebuttal to a column published Monday by Bill Nye,…

In weird Brazilian cave insects, male-female sex organs reversed

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) – This may be the role reversal to end all…

Cloning breakthrough: Scientists create patient-specific stem cells from adults’ skin tissue

By Sharon Begley NEW YORK (Reuters) – Scientists have moved a step closer to the…

Tech News

Mt. Gox investors seek creditor support to save bitcoin exchange

(Reuters) – A group of investors, which is seeking to buy Mt. Gox, has launched…

FBI facial-recognition program uses low-resolution photos and employment mugshots

The FBI’s Facial Recognition Database Combines Lo-Res Photos With Zero Civil Liberties Considerations (via Techdirt)…

Media

Literary icon Gabriel Garcia Marquez dead at 87

Colombia’s Nobel-winning novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez died Thursday in Mexico City at the age of…

Courtney Love slams Bruce Springsteen: ‘Saxophones don’t belong in rock ‘n’ roll’

Courtney Love slams Bruce Springsteen: ‘Saxophones don’t belong in rock ‘n’ roll’ (via NJ.com) In…

U.S. News

Residents demand compensation from BP as oil continues washing up on Louisiana beaches

By Jemima Kelly (Reuters) – Four years after the Deepwater Horizon spill, oil is still…

Pentagon: Two arms programs face live-or-die review after costs jump

An unmanned U.S. Navy helicopter built by Northrop Grumman Corp and a precision ship-landing system…

Obama mocks critics: GOP still going through ‘stages of grief’ over health care law’s success

President Barack Obama mounted a vigorous effort on Thursday to show his signature healthcare law…

Justices Scalia and Ginsburg say Supreme Court will likely rule on NSA surveillance

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two members of the Supreme Court indicated on Thursday…

Illinois cops seize computers and cell phones in search for Twitter account mocking mayor

Police in Peoria, Illinois seized computers and cell phones while attempting to find the person…

World

Anger spreads as rescue efforts for South Korean ferry stall

South Korean divers renewed efforts Friday to access a capsized ferry in which hundreds of schoolchildren are feared trapped, as…

Chuck Hagel: U.S. will send ‘non-lethal’ military aid to Ukraine

The United States will send helmets, medical supplies and other non-lethal military aid to Ukraine amid fears of another Russian…

Britain’s Labour Party hires Obama election strategist David Axelrod

David Axelrod, the mastermind behind US President Barack Obama’s 2008 and 2012 election victories, is to advise Britain’s Labour Party…

U.S. releases $450 million in frozen Iran funds for complying with nuclear deal

The United States has authorized the release of a $450 million installment in Iranian assets that were frozen as punishment…

Russia agrees to surprise security deal in Ukrainian crisis

Russia, Ukraine and the West reached a surprise deal Thursday to try to ease the Ukrainian crisis, in a glimmer…

Pope Francis includes elderly Muslim in Easter foot-washing ritual

Pope Francis washed the feet of a dozen elderly and disabled people including a Libyan Muslim during an Easter ritual…

Pentagon chief: U.S. will send ‘non-lethal’ military aid to Ukraine

The United States will send helmets, medical supplies and other non-lethal military assistance to Ukraine amid fears of another Russian…

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