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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…

North Carolina hospital isolates wing for patient who had visited ‘high-risk’ country

Portions of a North Carolina hospital were shut down while doctors tested a patient for…

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…

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

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…

Not the biggest Texas bust ever, but close: Cops seize more than 100,000 marijuana plants

By Amanda Orr HOUSTON (Reuters) – One person has been arrested and more than 100,000…

Alabama doctors: Circumcision lawsuit is bogus, we didn’t chop off anyone’s penis

(Reuters) – An Alabama man’s claim that his penis was amputated recently in a circumcision…

Meet Ronda Rousey: The woman who shattered the UFC’s glass ceiling with an armbar

ESPN’s Nine for IX recently published a mini-documentary exploring the meteoric rise of “Rowdy” Ronda…

Congress struggles to pass border security bill

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

World

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 —…

‘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…

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