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23andMe lands $1.4 million grant from NIH to detect genetic roots for disease

WASHINGTON D.C. (Reuters) – Home genetics startup 23andMe has secured a $1.4 million two-year grant…

How silk bulletproof vests and Bibles could have rewritten human history

The silk vest that might have saved Austria’s Archduke Ferdinand is one of many objects…

European Space Agency: Milky Way telescope ready after glitches

A billion-dollar telescope designed to provide the most detailed map yet of the Milky Way…

NASA’s Opportunity rover breaks out-of-this-world distance record

The US space agency’s Opportunity rover has now clocked more miles on Mars than any…

Tech News

Internet privacy service Tor warns users it was attacked

By Jim Finkle BOSTON Reuters – Tor, the Internet privacy protecting service, said on Wednesday…

FL college students use 3-D printer and $350 in parts to create ‘bionic’ arm for 6-year-old boy

A team of engineering students from Florida banded together and built a working ‘bionic’ arm…

Media

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ studio apologizes for 9/11 PR gaffe

Paramount Australia says sorry for mistakenly combining a picture of a burning skyscraper with ‘September…

Rupert Murdoch’s tabloid ‘The Sun’ accuses 4-year-old boy of having ‘mark of the devil’

The Sun is facing a barrage of criticism after featuring a half-naked four-year-old boy with…

U.S. News

Rick Santorum: Same-sex marriage is to blame for single moms — and polygamy is next

Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum warned over the weekend that support for same-sex marriage…

Congress struggles to pass border security bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Legislation to pay for handling a flood of Central American migrant children…

Rep. Paul Ryan attacks ‘crony capitalism’: GOP should be pro-market, not pro-business

By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican congressman Paul Ryan on Wednesday slammed the U.S.…

In Florida governor’s race, Democrat Charlie Crist woos crucial black vote

By Letitia Stein TAMPA Fla. (Reuters) – As the leading Democratic candidate for Florida governor,…

Black Georgia man claims white UPS driver handed him makeshift noose during dispute

A Georgia man claims he was handed a makeshift noose by a UPS driver making…

World

Deadly shelling hits UN school, killing 16, as Hamas mulls truce

Israeli shells struck a UN school in Gaza early Wednesday, killing 16, as ground troops made a significant push into…

Ireland preparing to lift austerity measures

Ireland is moving closer to a switch away from deep austerity measures as it prepares for a key budget —…

‘Slaves’ in the Gulf: Malagasy women lured to Middle East

Malagasy mother Solange left the island in 2013 eager to work as a domestic servant in Saudi Arabia and earn…

McDonald’s Japan unveils ‘tofu nuggets’ after China meat scandal

McDonald’s restaurants in Japan are turning to time-honoured Asian soul food — tofu — as the chain scrambles to minimise…

Dismantling Germany’s 275,000-tonne nuclear industry, piece by piece

Eyes fixed on a screen, joystick in hand, the operator of a remote-controlled saw painstakingly dismantles metal rods at one…

Rats on the rampage at Louvre museum gardens

Experts estimate that there are two rats for every person in Paris and most of them, it seems, have taken…

Pan-African airline suspends flights to Liberia and Sierra Leone amid Ebola concerns

Monrovia (AFP) – Pan-African airline ASKY suspended all flights to and from the capitals of Liberia and Sierra Leone over…

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