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U.S. Peace Corps withdrawing volunteers due to Ebola virus

The U.S. Peace Corps said on Wednesday it was pulling 340 volunteers from Liberia, Sierra…

New report paints bleak future for nuclear power due to high operating costs

Originally published at Climate Central The globe’s nuclear power industry is aging, plagued with high…

Scientists: Companies could monitor your brain waves to test TV advertisements

Companies in the near future will be able to test public reaction to advertisements, music…

Go with the flow and you’ll find evolution belongs to physics

By Adrian Bejan, Duke University People like to say that we cannot witness evolution because…

Tech News

Canada accuses China of hacking science agency computers

Canada accused China on Tuesday of hacking into the computers of its research and development…

NSA patents car seat for kids to overcome a ‘well known measure of inconvenience’

Electronic eavesdropping is the National Security Agency’s forte, but it seems it also has a…

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…

Oops! Stephen Colbert trolls Sarah Palin, bags TheSarahPalinChannel.com

Jumping on the bandwagon of those mocking failed vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin’s widely-reported new TV…

U.S. News

Fox host claims no one wants impeachment just moments after guest begs GOP to do it

Fox News senior judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano on Thursday advised House Republicans to drop a…

Dept. of Interior advances plan to reintroduce wild bison herds outside Yellowstone

By Laura Zuckerman (Reuters) – New herds of genetically pure wild bison may once again…

House Republicans vote to sue Obama over changes to Affordable Care Act

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday cleared the way for…

Oregon hunting guide pleads guilty to injuring wild cats to make them easier to kill

By Laura Zuckerman (Reuters) – An Oregon hunting guide accused of injuring or caging mountain…

Unlike Barack, Michelle Obama doesn’t shy away from her heritage in speech to Africans

By Annika McGinnis WASHINGTON (Reuters) – First lady Michelle Obama embraced her family’s African roots…

World

US diplomat: Israeli attacks on John Kerry ‘offensive and absurd’

Israeli attacks against US Secretary of State John Kerry accusing him being of a supporter of Islamic militants are “offensive…

Bolivia declares Israel a terrorist state over attack on Gaza

Bolivia on Wednesday renounced a visa exemption agreement with Israel in protest over its offensive in Gaza, and declared it…

Satellite images suggest North Korea may be closer to full ICBM test than thought

Fresh satellite images suggest North Korea might be wrapping up engine trials on an intercontinental ballistic missile, fuelling speculation of…

Uganda activists launch legal battle to overturn notorious anti-gay law

Ugandan activists launched a petition Wednesday at the constitutional court seeking to overturn tough anti-gay laws that have been condemned…

Libya Islamists seize army special forces headquarters in Benghazi

Islamist groups have seized the army special forces headquarters in Libya’s Benghazi after days of fighting left at least 35…

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 —…

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