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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

Celebrity lawyer tells clients to avoid using iCloud after nude photos stolen

A leading celebrity lawyer has advised his clients not to use smartphones and the iCloud…

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…

Media

Professor: Being gay is like smoking, so charge LGBT people more for life insurance

Conservative columnist Walter Williams compared LGBT people to smokers and obese people to suggest they…

Al Pacino on performing with cats in Venice

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

U.S. News

South Carolina teen sues DMV after being told to remove makeup

The mother of a South Carolina teenager who says he was ordered to remove his…

Midair reclining seat dispute causes yet another flight to be diverted

An argument over leg room and reclining seats forced a Florida-bound flight from New York…

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…

‘Sovereign citizen’ group duped youngsters into collecting intel on local police

A “sovereign citizens” group used unwitting young people to gather information on first responders in…

World

‘I’m back, Obama’: Islamic State jihadists claim beheading of second US journalist

The Islamic State released a video on Tuesday showing a masked militant beheading another American journalist and threatening to kill…

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…

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