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Science

Scientists use E.coli bacteria to create fossil fuel alternative

LONDON (Reuters) – British and Finnish scientists have found a way of generating renewable propane…

Japanese researchers develop 30-minute Ebola test

Japanese researchers said Tuesday they had developed a new method to detect the presence of…

Sea-level surge at Antarctica linked to icesheet loss

Sea levels around Antarctica have been rising a third faster than the global average, a…

Mountain forest changes threaten California water supplies

Originally published at Climate Central Hike high enough up California’s Sierra Nevada and the forest…

Tech News

Popularity problem: Flood of electric cars clog bus lanes in Norway

Ministers in Norway — a major and rich oil-producing country — are under increasing public…

Actress Jennifer Lawrence contacts authorities after nude photos hacked

By Ian Simpson (Reuters) – Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence has contacted authorities to investigate who…

Media

Al Pacino on performing with cats in Venice

Al Pacino may be one of the greatest actors of all time, but he confessed…

Porn king Larry Flynt still fighting for free speech, on Hustler’s 40th birthday

Porn veteran Larry Flynt is celebrating the 40th birthday of his X-rated magazine Hustler —…

U.S. News

After three-year legal battle, Texas voter ID law heads to trial in US court

By Jon Herskovitz (Reuters) – A U.S. court in Texas will hear arguments on Tuesday…

GOP congressman Michael Grimm to face tax-evasion trial on December 1

By Bernard Vaughan NEW YORK (Reuters) – A federal judge on Tuesday set December 1…

Nashville police search for 17 teens who escaped Tennessee detention center

By Fiona Ortiz (Reuters) – Nashville police were searching on Tuesday for 17 teens still…

Oklahoma police fatally shoot man who stabbed himself with a knife

Police in Oklahoma shot and killed a man who had been trying to harm himself…

No charges likely for California vice principal who brought handgun to junior high school

A California junior high vice principal will not likely face charges after bringing a concealed…

World

Frankfurt court bans Uber taxi services across Germany

By Eric Auchard FRANKFURT (Reuters) – A German regional court has issued a temporary injunction against Uber, the fast-growing, U.S.-based…

Fidel Castro compares NATO to Nazis, lashes out at ‘imperialist’ US

Cuban ex-president Fidel Castro lashed out at the United States and Europe on Monday, accusing them of war-mongering and comparing…

Russia has ‘severed’ partnership with Europe, says Germany

Russia has “effectively severed its partnership” with Europe and wants to establish a new order, German President Joachim Gauck said…

Australia father charged with abusing surrogate twins, report says

An Australian has been charged with sexually abusing twins he fathered with a Thai surrogate, reports said Tuesday, the second…

US targets Shebab leader with air strike in Somalia

US forces have carried out air strikes against the leader of Somalia’s Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab rebels, with casualties reported but uncertainty…

Connoisseurs? Most French say they ‘know little about wine’

It’s enough to make you choke on your Chablis. In France, the land of good food and world-famous wine, seven…

Ukraine warns of ‘great war’ with Russia ‘the likes of which Europe has not seen since WWII’

Ukrainian forces ceded a strategic eastern airport to pro-Russian insurgents on Monday as the government in Kiev accused Moscow of…

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