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Ancient erotic art offers glimpse of China’s lost sexual philosophy

Ancient paintings of fornicating Chinese couples and phalluses made of stone are among items that…

Belgian researchers developing scanner for gauging vegetative patients’ recovery chances

A hi-tech scanner can help tell whether a brain-injured patient who appears to be in…

Brazilian scientists clone goat to develop treatment for rare genetic disorder

Scientists in Brazil have genetically modified a goat to produce milk with an enzyme to…

Phony microchip implant story ignites Christian doomsday Facebook freakout

A phony report on microchip implants has fooled religious conservatives into thinking the end of…

Tech News

Megaupload’s Kim Dotcom launches the Internet Party as he fights extradition to the U.S.

By Naomi Tajitsu AUCKLAND (Reuters) – Internet tycoon Kim Dotcom holds court while bathing in…

Heartbleed fix may cause some online confusion and delay

The heartache from the Heartbleed Internet flaw is not over, and some experts say the…

Media

Miley Cyrus hospitalized, cancels Missouri concert date

Pop star Miley Cyrus has been hospitalized and has had to cancel a concert in…

Actor Paul Walker’s brothers will stand in for him to complete ‘Fast and Furious 7′ filming

Late Fast and Furious star Paul Walker’s brothers will stand in for him to complete…

U.S. News

A ‘rampage of biblical proportion’: Auburn University cancels classes after threat

(Reuters) – Alabama’s Auburn University canceled classes on Wednesday after a message posted in a…

Former New York Mayor Bloomberg to spend $50 million to push for gun control

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg ramped up his efforts to fight…

Bank of America reports $276 million loss on huge legal costs

Bank of America reported Wednesday a quarterly loss of $276 million due to $6 billion…

U.S. tech giants turn to space drones to spread Internet access

The shortest path to the Internet for some remote corners of the world may be…

‘Fox & Friends’: Why would NYPD end ‘mature and respectful’ Muslim spying program?

The hosts of Fox & Friends on Wednesday lashed out at New York Mayor Bill…

World

Pro-Russian militants take two Ukrainian soldiers hostage in Lugansk

Ukraine’s defence ministry said on Wednesday that pro-Russian militants had taken two of its soldiers “hostage” in the separatist eastern…

Nigeria parents face ‘nightmare’ after mass kidnap by Islamists

Desperate Nigerian parents pleaded Wednesday for an end to their “nightmare” after Boko Haram Islamists kidnapped more than 100 girls…

South Korean ferry carrying 450 passengers sinks during trip to resort island

South Korean coastguard vessels and helicopters pulled passengers off a stricken ferry as it sank Wednesday off the southern coast…

Sao Paulo World Cup stadium handed back to owners — unfinished

The construction firm behind the new World Cup stadium at Sao Paulo, due to stage the opening match on June…

Five college students killed in stabbing attack at Canadian house party

Five students died overnight in a stabbing rampage at a house party marking the end of university classes in the…

Spanish judge defies pressure to scrap Guantanamo torture case against Bush

A Spanish judge on Tuesday defied pressure to scrap a probe into alleged torture in the U.S. prison camp in…

Ukraine pushes tanks toward flashpoint separatist city of Slavyansk

Ukraine sent a large armoured column and special forces towards the flashpoint city of Slavyansk on Tuesday as Kiev’s fledgeling…

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