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‘Jaws of an earth monster’ among treasures discovered at newly unearthed Mayan cities

Archaeologists have unearthed two ancient Mayan cities hidden for centuries in thick vegetation in the…

Here’s how arctic sea ice could shrink even more

Originally published at Climate Central As the sea ice covering the Arctic continues to shrink…

The science of mixing mind-blowing cocktails

A guide from 1948 still contains the best advice about cocktail-making – but modern mixologists…

Deadly 2010 polio outbreak in Congo linked to mutant virus

An unusually deadly outbreak of polio in 2010 in the Democratic Republic of Congo was…

Tech News

Despite lip service, Silicon Valley venture capital still a man’s world

By Sarah McBride SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – When she started her child-support tracking business SupportPay,…

Dandelion taproots yield milky fluid with tire-grade rubber particles

Dutch biologist Ingrid van der Meer often meets with disbelief when she talks about her…

Media

Christian group attempts to link Robin Williams’ rehab efforts with ‘ex-gay’ therapy

A senior fellow at the conservative Family Research Council (FRC) invoked comedian Robin Williams’ past…

DC think tank tells Amnesty to ‘suck it’ in Twitter spat over Ferguson rights abuses

A Washington, D.C.-based think tank took umbrage at a message by human rights group Amnesty…

U.S. News

Life sentence upheld for US Marine who murdered a Las Vegas prostitute in Hawaii

HONOLULU (Reuters) – The U.S. Marine Corps Pacific commander has approved the life sentence recommended…

Check out Texas Governor Rick Perry’s new mugshot

By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) – Texas Governor Rick Perry, a possible Republican presidential…

Dan Sullivan claims victory over Tea Party’s Joe Miller in Alaska’s GOP Senate primary

By Steve Quinn JUNEAU Alaska (Reuters) – Mainstream Republican Dan Sullivan claimed victory early on…

Police arrest dozens overnight in Ferguson as prosecutors prepare case for grand jury

Police in riot gear ordered demonstrators in Ferguson, Missouri, to disperse late on Tuesday, then…

New wave of ultra-conservatives could spell more trouble for House Speaker Boehner

Glenn Grothman is a fiery conservative who wants to slash welfare programs and crack down…

World

Afghanistan orders US reporter Matthew Rosenberg to leave over election story

Afghanistan on Wednesday ordered a New York Times correspondent to leave the country after he wrote an article saying government…

Sierra Leone’s 365 Ebola deaths traced back to one healer

It has laid waste to the tribal chiefdoms of Sierra Leone, leaving hundreds dead, but the Ebola crisis began with…

Conflict between Israel and Palestinians spurs economic battles in West Bank shops

Ramallah (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) – In Gaza, Israelis and Palestinians are battling it out with rockets and air strikes. But…

Ecuadorian President Correa: Britain could end Julian Assange dispute ‘tomorrow’

Guatemala City (AFP) – Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa said Tuesday that Britain had the power to resolve the Julian Assange…

ISIS claims they’ve beheaded U.S. journalist James Wright Foley in gruesome video

Islamic State insurgents released a video on Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley, who had gone…

Liberia Ebola patients who fled hospital are found as death toll surges

Liberia said Tuesday it had found 17 Ebola patients who had fled an attack on their clinic, sparking a panicked…

Rome’s first emperor died 2000 years ago – his derelict tomb is now used as a toilet

By Alice Borchi, University of Warwick Augustus, who died 2000 years ago, was the first emperor of Rome. He brought…

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