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Science

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

Rupert Murdoch’s tabloid ‘The Sun’ accuses 4-year-old boy of having ‘mark of the devil’

The Sun is facing a barrage of criticism after featuring a half-naked four-year-old boy with…

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ trailer becomes most viewed of 2014 less than a week after release

The trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey has become the most viewed of 2014 after…

U.S. News

UFC’s Joe Riggs to miss upcoming fight after gun cleaning mishap

UFC welterweight Joe Riggs will miss an upcoming fight after accidentally shooting himself. Joe Riggs…

George Zimmerman volunteers as security guard at FL gun store. What could go wrong?

George Zimmerman, the former neighborhood watch volunteer acquitted in the shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin,…

Alabama woman dies after ex-boyfriend douses her in gasoline and sets her ablaze

(Reuters) – An Alabama woman whose former boyfriend doused her in gasoline and set her…

Mother of slain Mexican teen sues ‘brazen and lawless’ Border Patrol agents

By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) – Lawyers for the mother of a Mexican teenager fatally…

John Boehner: Talk of impeaching Obama is ‘a scam started by Democrats’

By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republicans have no plans to begin impeachment proceedings against…

World

Ireland preparing to lift austerity measures

Ireland is moving closer to a switch away from deep austerity measures as it prepares for a key budget —…

‘Slaves’ in the Gulf: Malagasy women lured to Middle East

Malagasy mother Solange left the island in 2013 eager to work as a domestic servant in Saudi Arabia and earn…

McDonald’s Japan unveils ‘tofu nuggets’ after China meat scandal

McDonald’s restaurants in Japan are turning to time-honoured Asian soul food — tofu — as the chain scrambles to minimise…

Dismantling Germany’s 275,000-tonne nuclear industry, piece by piece

Eyes fixed on a screen, joystick in hand, the operator of a remote-controlled saw painstakingly dismantles metal rods at one…

Rats on the rampage at Louvre museum gardens

Experts estimate that there are two rats for every person in Paris and most of them, it seems, have taken…

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…

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