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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…

World’s largest solar boat searches for prehistoric village in the Argolic gulf

The world’s largest solar boat, the catamaran PlanetSolar, will embark on a Greek mission to…

Tech News

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…

China regulator announces anti-monopoly probe of Microsoft

By Paul Carsten BEIJING (Reuters) – A Chinese regulator said on Tuesday it is conducting…

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

Retired federal employees busted for $4 million ‘sovereign citizen’ tax fraud scheme

A married pair of former Federal Aviation Administration employees from Washington was sentenced this week…

ACLU and police union oppose Baltimore’s proposed strict new youth curfew

By Ian Simpson BALTIMORE (Reuters) – City officials in crime-ridden Baltimore on Tuesday defended plans…

UCLA campus flooded after water main breaks and creates 20-foot-tall geyser

By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A major water main ruptured underneath a street…

Delaware grad student secretly recorded hundreds of women on restroom cameras, cops say

A graduate student at the University of Delaware was arrested last week after campus police…

UFC’s Joe Riggs to miss upcoming fight after gun cleaning mishap

UFC welterweight Joe Riggs will miss an upcoming fight after accidentally shooting himself. Joe Riggs…

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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