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Can evolution explain why so many domesticated mammals have floppy ears?

By Don Newgreen, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and Jeffrey Craig, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute Take…

Oil-guzzling transportation: A cause and soon-to-be a casualty of climate change, report warns

Originally published at Climate Central The transportation sector is a major contributor to climate-changing carbon…

King Richard III’s makeshift grave opens to public in central England

The grave of King Richard III, immortalised by Shakespeare as one of history’s great villains,…

Scientists warn of ‘time horizon’ when sea level rise overwhelms US infrastructure

By Ryan McNeill (Reuters) – Flooding is increasing in frequency along much of the U.S.…

Tech News

China regulator announces anti-monopoly probe of Microsoft

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

It’s not just Facebook: OKCupid admits to experimenting with user compatability data

By Sarah McBride SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – OkCupid, a top U.S. matchmaking website, regularly mismatches…

Media

Potential whistleblowers less willing to contact the press thanks to NSA spying: report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. surveillance programs are making it more difficult for government officials to…

New Sarah Palin Channel will cost more than Netflix, but you get more Sarah Palin

Former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, whose media presence has ebbed and flowed since…

U.S. News

God gave Alabama coal, so EPA can’t tell us not to burn it, state officials say

State officials urged Alabama residents to pray for divine intervention to block proposed environmental regulations…

Police search for Oregon mom who vanished while running errands

By Courtney Sherwood NEWBERG Ore. (Reuters) – Police in Oregon were searching on Monday for…

‘Sovereign citizen’ vows to outlaw Tasers as Maui mayor: ‘I’m not a lunatic, I am a hippie’

A bong-maker and self-described sovereign citizen vows to outlaw the use of Taser stun guns…

FBI seizure of ‘My Red Book’ website spurs San Francisco bid to decriminalize prostitution

By Mary Papenfuss SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The head of San Francisco’s Erotic Service Providers…

Hobbyist’s toy drone disrupts aircraft fighting California wildfire

A private drone trying to film a wildfire that has charred nearly six square miles…

World

Conservationists: ‘Scaly anteaters’ face extinction after becoming Asian delicacy

Geneva (AFP) – The scaly anteater, which looks like an artichoke with legs and a tail, is being eaten out…

Seaside resorts turn into refugee camps for Ukrainians escaping conflict

Sedove (Ukraine) (AFP) – With their sunburnt backs, flip-flops and baseball caps, the families lolling about the Ukrainian resort town…

Pussy Riot takes Kremlin to European court of human rights for ‘punk prayer’ imprisonment

Two members of the feminist group Pussy Riot are suing the Russian government in the European court of human rights (ECHR) over…

Palestinian children killed by Israeli forces as world pleads for truce

Exchanges of fire killed eight Palestinian children in a Gaza refugee camp and four people in Israel on Monday, shattering…

Israel army warns Palestinians around Gaza City to flee

The Israeli army on Monday sent messages to thousands of Palestinians living near Gaza City to flee shortly after a…

Islamic State militants open ‘marriage bureau’ for women who want to marry a jihadist

The Islamic State, which advocates public stoning for adultery, has opened a “marriage bureau” for women who want to wed…

Any Gaza truce must lead to Hamas disarmament: John Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry Monday said that international efforts to agree a truce between Israel and the Palestinians…

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