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Siberian fossil discovery builds case for an age of feathered dinosaurs

The discovery of the fossilised remains of a creature that looks a little like a…

Less than 10% of human DNA has functional role, claim scientists

Ian Sample, The Guardian More than 90% of human DNA is doing nothing very useful,…

Scientists to excavate Wyoming cave with trove of Ice Age fossils

By Laura Zuckerman (Reuters) – Scientists will begin excavation early next week of an ancient…

Are we alone? Alien pollution might reveal the answer

Earthlings often wonder if life exists on other planets, and researchers said Wednesday that hunting…

Tech News

US power giant Southern Company hopes to build more nuclear power reactors

(Reuters) – Southern Co, one of the biggest U.S. power companies, said it hopes to…

Facebook shares set to reach record high as market likes earnings

(Reuters) – Shares of Facebook Inc were set to open at a record high on…

Media

Bill Maher: If Murdoch buys HBO, he’ll make my show ‘Paste-Eating Time With Steve Doocy’

“Real Time” host Bill Maher penned a column for the Hollywood Reporter on Thursday in…

Iowa editor gets fired over anti-’gaystapo’ rant, then sues for religious discrimination

An Iowa newspaper editor who was fired after posting an anti-LGBT blog post is irate…

U.S. News

Army War College probes plagiarism claims against Montana senator

By Laura Zuckerman (Reuters) – The U.S. Army War College has opened an inquiry into…

Moderate quake strikes Alaska coast but little damage seen

By Steve Quinn JUNEAU Alaska (Reuters) – An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.9 struck…

FL man distracts cops with fake 911 murder call to get out of speeding ticket: ‘It almost worked’

A Florida man is facing the possibility of prison time for phoning in a phony…

Website allows donors to pay Detroit residents’ overdue water bills

Widespread water shutoffs in Detroit have led to the creation of a website that allows…

White House alarmed by ‘extraordinary’ inaction by Congress on border crisis

White House officials expressed growing alarm on Thursday that Congress may not soon approve President…

World

Wreckage of missing Algerian airliner found in Mali

Ouagadougou (AFP) – The wreckage of an Air Algerie plane missing since early Thursday with 116 people on board has…

Iraqi ‘Islamic State’ jihadists deny ordering genital mutilation of all women

Jihadi extremists who have taken over the Iraqi city of Mosul have denied ordering families to have their daughters undergo female…

Iraqis protest mistreatment of minority Christians by jihadists

Hundreds of people demonstrated Thursday in Arbil, capital of Iraq’s autonomous Kurdistan region, to condemn the forced displacement of Iraqi…

Ukraine prime minister resigns over parliament coalition break up

Ukraine’s Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk on Thursday resigned in protest at the disbanding of the ruling parliamentary coalition. “I announce…

Baby among nine dead as Israeli shell hits UN school in Gaza

At least nine people were killed, including a baby, when an Israeli shell slammed into a UN-run school in the…

Sudanese Christian woman spared death sentence meets Pope Francis in Italy

A Sudanese Christian woman whose death sentence for renouncing Islam sparked a global outcry that eventually led to an acquittal,…

Iran leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei urges Palestinians to keep fighting Israel

Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei urged Palestinians Wednesday to keep fighting Israel and to extend a conflict that has…

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