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Can evolution explain why so many domesticated mammals have floppy ears?

By Don Newgreen, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and Jeffrey Craig, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute Take…

Oil-guzzling transportation: A cause and soon-to-be a casualty of climate change, report warns

Originally published at Climate Central The transportation sector is a major contributor to climate-changing carbon…

King Richard III’s makeshift grave opens to public in central England

The grave of King Richard III, immortalised by Shakespeare as one of history’s great villains,…

Scientists warn of ‘time horizon’ when sea level rise overwhelms US infrastructure

By Ryan McNeill (Reuters) – Flooding is increasing in frequency along much of the U.S.…

Tech News

FL college students use 3-D printer and $350 in parts to create ‘bionic’ arm for 6-year-old boy

A team of engineering students from Florida banded together and built a working ‘bionic’ arm…

China regulator announces anti-monopoly probe of Microsoft

By Paul Carsten BEIJING (Reuters) – A Chinese regulator said on Tuesday it is conducting…

Media

US calls on Iran to free Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian

The United States on Monday called on Iran to release a Washington Post reporter, his…

Potential whistleblowers less willing to contact the press thanks to NSA spying: report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. surveillance programs are making it more difficult for government officials to…

U.S. News

Treasury secretary: Corporate ‘inversion’ deals hurt US finances, increase budget deficits

US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew warned Monday that the surge in companies moving offshore via…

Mexico and California question Texas border troop plan

Mexico’s foreign minister and the visiting governor of California questioned Monday plans by Texas to…

Police search for Oregon mom who vanished while running errands

By Courtney Sherwood NEWBERG Ore. (Reuters) – Police in Oregon were searching on Monday for…

‘Sovereign citizen’ vows to outlaw Tasers as Maui mayor: ‘I’m not a lunatic, I am a hippie’

A bong-maker and self-described sovereign citizen vows to outlaw the use of Taser stun guns…

FBI seizure of ‘My Red Book’ website spurs San Francisco bid to decriminalize prostitution

By Mary Papenfuss SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The head of San Francisco’s Erotic Service Providers…

World

US ‘gravely concerned’ about 15-year-old American held in Israeli jail

The United States on Monday urged Israel to expedite the case of a 15-year-old American citizen held for three weeks…

Senior US military officers weigh risks of aiding Ukraine in fight against pro-Russian forces

Senior American military officers are discussing the possibility of providing Ukraine with more precise intelligence that would allow it to…

Conservationists: ‘Scaly anteaters’ face extinction after becoming Asian delicacy

Geneva (AFP) – The scaly anteater, which looks like an artichoke with legs and a tail, is being eaten out…

Seaside resorts turn into refugee camps for Ukrainians escaping conflict

Sedove (Ukraine) (AFP) – With their sunburnt backs, flip-flops and baseball caps, the families lolling about the Ukrainian resort town…

Pussy Riot takes Kremlin to European court of human rights for ‘punk prayer’ imprisonment

Two members of the feminist group Pussy Riot are suing the Russian government in the European court of human rights (ECHR) over…

Palestinian children killed by Israeli forces as world pleads for truce

Exchanges of fire killed eight Palestinian children in a Gaza refugee camp and four people in Israel on Monday, shattering…

Israel army warns Palestinians around Gaza City to flee

The Israeli army on Monday sent messages to thousands of Palestinians living near Gaza City to flee shortly after a…

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