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Tokyo artist transforms bonsai trees into ‘exobiotanica’ by launching them into space

Azuma Makoto has created a completely unprecedented set of landscape images that show organic life on the…

Falling behind: U.S. among the least energy efficient of the world’s largest economies

Originally published at Climate Central Germany is the global leader in energy efficiency, and the…

Gravity plays a key role in shaping the U.S. West’s sandstone arches

Every artist has their secret and it turns out Mother Nature is no different. …

Scientists hope radar technology will help them find 100 year-old Aboriginal burial ground

Scientists said Tuesday they hope that radar technology will help them find a century-old Aboriginal…

Tech News

Sony invests in front-facing camera sensors to make ‘selfies’ look better

Sony Corp said on Thursday it would invest 35 billion yen ($345 million) to increase…

China insists it loves peace as army shows off robots that dance to Shakira

To the sound of Shakira’s Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) robots demonstrated their dance…

Media

Congress is officially less popular than the worst ‘Star Wars’ character ever

Congress’ approval ratings are low enough that they trail even the least popular character in…

Failed sale of 1869 Karl Marx letter disappoints Chinese capitalists who set the price too high

A letter by the late Karl Marx, the German philosopher who offered an alternative to…

U.S. News

ND woman accidentally shoots herself while trying to scare off intruder

A North Dakota woman accidentally shot herself last week while trying to scare away an…

Latest Obamacare legal knot won’t be easy to untangle

U.S. judges have their work cut out for them untangling a legal knot created on…

San Francisco cracks down on homeless: Sleep in train station, go to jail

Transit police on San Francisco’s BART commuter rail line on Tuesday stepped up efforts to…

San Diego-area community rejects shelter for undocumented migrants

A San Diego suburb took center stage in the nation’s acrimonious immigration debate on Tuesday…

Homeland Security: Nearly 200 arrested, more than $625K seized in monthlong border crackdown

U.S. officials have made almost 200 arrests and seized more than $625,000 in illicit profits…

World

Palestinians plead for UN action to stop Gaza violence

The Palestinian envoy to the United Nations held up photographs of slain children and read out the names of the…

Worldwide female genital mutilation ban sought at UN-backed ‘Girl Summit’

British Prime Minister David Cameron called on Tuesday for a worldwide ban on female genital mutilation and child marriage as…

Al-Jazeera offices in Gaza evacuated after direct hit by Israeli fire

Israel’s army has denied targeting the Gaza offices of al-Jazeera TV after the network’s correspondents reported that the building had…

Israel: We will not agree to ceasefire until all Hamas tunnels are destroyed

Israel will not halt its fire in Gaza until it finishes an operation aimed at destroying tunnels used by militants…

Right-wing professor: Raping Arab women is ‘the only thing that deters suicide bombers’

A professor and researcher for a right-wing Israeli think tank suggested in an interview earlier this month that raping Arab…

World pushes for truce as Israel’s attack on Gaza displaces 100,000 Palestinians

The UN chief and Washington’s top diplomat were holding a flurry of meetings in Cairo on Tuesday to push for…

President Daniel Ortega calls attack on supporters in Nicaragua a ‘massacre’

President Daniel Ortega on Monday slammed as a “massacre” an attack on his political supporters that killed five people and…

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