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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…

Even other atheists suspect non-believers are more likely to be immoral, study finds

Americans reflexively assume the worst about atheists, according to new research – and even other…

Tech News

Reddit rolls out real-time breaking news tool in social media turf wars

Reddit, a website with a retro-’90s look and space-alien mascot that tracks everything from online…

‘Tax evaders’: Turkish officials take a veiled shot at Twitter over lack of office presence

Social media firms operating in Turkey should open offices there and pay taxes, authorities said…

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

Missing 3-year-old boy discovered inside claw machine at Nebraska bowling alley

A missing Nebraska boy was found playing with toys inside a claw machine at a…

Distinctively tattooed neo-Nazi identified as suspect in knife attack outside CA bar

Sheriff’s deputies arrested a neo-Nazi accused of attacking another man in California with a knife.…

Hundreds of earthquakes rattle nerves in central Idaho

Hundreds of low-level and medium-sized earthquakes have struck central Idaho since last month, puzzling geologists…

Death toll climbs to 37 after Washington state mudslide

The official death toll from a mudslide that buried a river valley neighborhood in the…

Arizona Gov. Brewer signs bill allowing for warrantless inspections of womens’ health clinics

PHOENIX (Reuters) – Arizona Governor Jan Brewer on Tuesday signed into a law a bill…

World

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…

European Parliament approves banking reforms to prevent taxpayer-funded bailouts

The European Parliament approved on Tuesday the last elements of a new set of rules to prevent failing banks from…

Only 1 in 7 Japanese scientists are women

Just a seventh of scientists in Japan are female, government figures show — a record high rate for the country,…

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