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Science

Experts dispute claim that panda faked pregnancy to get more bamboo

Claims that a six-year-old panda faked signs of pregnancy in order to receive better treatment…

Neuroscientists say it’s possible to overwrite bad memories

Emotions connected to memories can be rewritten, making bad events in the past seem better…

‘We have glimpsed the Sun’s soul’: Underground solar lab detects low-energy neutrinos

A lab sited under 1.4 kilometres (4,500 feet) of rock has detected particles from the…

NASA estimates new heavy-lift rocket will have first test flight in November 2018

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. (Reuters) – NASA’s new heavy-lift rocket, designed to fly…

Tech News

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella will reportedly visit China amid antitrust probe

By Gerry Shih and Paul Carsten BEIJING (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Officer Satya…

SpaceX delays launch of next Falcon 9 rocket after test rocket explosion

By Irene Koltz CAPE CANAVERAL Fla (Reuters) – Space Exploration Technologies will delay the launch…

Media

California set to triple tax credit for filmmakers

California is set to more than triple its tax credits granted to the film industry…

Miley Cyrus’s homeless VMAs date wanted by police

Jesse Helt, the homeless man who accompanied Miley Cyrus to Sunday’s MTV Video music awards,…

U.S. News

US economy grew at robust 4.2 percent pace in 2nd quarter

The US Commerce Department raised its estimate for US economic growth to 4.2 percent Thursday,…

California deputy who killed bicyclist while texting and driving on duty won’t be charged

A California sheriff’s deputy won’t be charged in the death of a bicyclist he struck…

‘We are hurting’: After unrest, Ferguson businesses hope for a return to normalcy

By Edward McAllister FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) – When Ferguson business owner Chantelle Nickson-Clark spoke at…

Louisiana judicial candidate vows to display Ten Commandments in courthouse if elected

A judicial candidate in Pineville, Louisiana announced that, if elected, her “first official act” would…

Winner of Russian roulette game in Connecticut charged in loser’s death

The winner of a game of Russian roulette was arrested on Monday on charges related…

World

Syria rebels support US air strikes against Islamic State jihadists

In Syria’s Aleppo, devastated by two years of fighting and regime attacks, rebels and activists are eager for US strikes…

United Nations increases food shipments to Iraqis fleeing extremist attacks

Geneva (AFP) – The UN food aid agency said Wednesday that a convoy of supplies had reached 2,000 desperate families,…

US ship fires warning shot at Iranian fishing boat in the Persian gulf

A US Coast Guard vessel had a tense encounter with an Iranian fishing boat in the Gulf on Tuesday and…

North Korea calls US the ‘graveyard of human rights’ over Ferguson unrest

North Korea has joined the ranks of America’s foes who have seized on riots in Missouri, saying the nation is…

Mexican president thanks California for aiding undocumented migrants

By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) – Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto thanked California on Thursday for improving the lives…

Mayor of ‘poor but sexy’ Berlin announces early exit amid airport construction fiasco

Berlin’s embattled mayor Klaus Wowereit, who famously dubbed his city “poor but sexy” and presided over its rise as an…

Bra protest urges Spanish mayor to quit over his bizarre warning to men about fake rapes

Hundreds of people have hung bras around Valladolid’s city hall in a protest to demand the resignation of the Spanish…

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