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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

‘Fake’ Twitter users attacking Tibet and Dalai Lama are Chinese propagandists: rights group

Beijing has created at least 100 fake Twitter accounts to spread propaganda about Tibet and…

Federal prosecutors unseal indictments against members of smartphone ‘piracy groups’

San Francisco (AFP) – US prosecutors on Monday unsealed indictments against six people suspected of…

Media

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…

Sky News apologizes after reporter rummages through luggage of flight MH17 victim on air

British broadcaster Sky News apologised after one of its presenters searched through luggage at the…

U.S. News

Christian host: Bible says no trans people in church so they shouldn’t use bathrooms either

A Christian talk show host argued this week that transgender people should not be allowed…

Ohio limits probe of charter school where teacher allowed boys to grope female classmates

Ohio won’t investigate all of the charter schools operated in the state by a company…

Delta and U.S. Airways halt flights to Israel due to Gaza conflict

(Reuters) – U.S. air carriers Delta Air Lines and US Airways, a unit of American…

Sen. Ron Wyden: Corporations ‘effectively renouncing their citizenship’ with tax inversions

By Kevin Drawbaugh WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Immediate government action is needed to plug a loophole…

Georgia voters to pick Republican Senate nominee after long fight

By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) – A drawn-out fight between an 11-term congressman and a…

World

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…

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…

Australian senator Jacqui Lambie’s ideal man: rich and ‘well-hung’ (AUDIO)

An Australian senator who told breakfast radio she would only date men who were rich and “well-hung” apologised Tuesday, saying…

700 million women were married as children, with one-in-three before their 15th birthday

Girl Summit tackles female genital mutilation and child marriage, as UNICEF warns 280 million girls could be brides before 18…

South Korean police confirm death of downed ferry’s fugitive owner

South Korean police said Tuesday they had found the body of the fugitive business tycoon who headed the family operating…

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