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Belgian researchers developing scanner for gauging vegetative patients’ recovery chances

A hi-tech scanner can help tell whether a brain-injured patient who appears to be in…

Brazilian scientists clone goat to develop treatment for rare genetic disorder

Scientists in Brazil have genetically modified a goat to produce milk with an enzyme to…

Phony microchip implant story ignites Christian doomsday Facebook freakout

A phony report on microchip implants has fooled religious conservatives into thinking the end of…

Even other atheists suspect non-believers are more likely to be immoral, study finds

Americans reflexively assume the worst about atheists, according to new research – and even other…

Tech News

Reddit rolls out real-time breaking news tool in social media turf wars

Reddit, a website with a retro-’90s look and space-alien mascot that tracks everything from online…

‘Tax evaders’: Turkish officials take a veiled shot at Twitter over lack of office presence

Social media firms operating in Turkey should open offices there and pay taxes, authorities said…

Media

Bundy Ranch supporters lash out at Glenn Beck after he suggests they should avoid violence

Conservative on social media have blasted Glenn Beck for declaring he did not support protesters…

French court dismisses hate ‘incitement’ charges against Bob Dylan

A Paris court on Tuesday dismissed a case against singer Bob Dylan on charges of…

U.S. News

Missing 3-year-old boy discovered inside claw machine at Nebraska bowling alley

A missing Nebraska boy was found playing with toys inside a claw machine at a…

NJ lawmakers won’t rule out calling upon Christie to testify in bridge closure investigation

More subpoenas from Bridgegate committee likely. Committee hasn’t ruled out calling Christie (via NJ.com) Assemblyman…

General Motors chief creates new team to boost vehicle safety

General Motors chief executive Mary Barra announced Tuesday the creation of a new team to…

NYPD disbands controversial Muslim surveillance unit

NYPD disbands controversial Muslim surveillance unit (via NJ.com) NEW YORK — The New York Police…

Ex-baseball pro Doug Glanville: Police racially profiled me outside my own home

Former professional baseball player and New York Times columnist Doug Glanville gave his account of…

World

Sao Paulo World Cup stadium handed back to owners — unfinished

The construction firm behind the new World Cup stadium at Sao Paulo, due to stage the opening match on June…

Five college students killed in stabbing attack at Canadian house party

Five students died overnight in a stabbing rampage at a house party marking the end of university classes in the…

Spanish judge defies pressure to scrap Guantanamo torture case against Bush

A Spanish judge on Tuesday defied pressure to scrap a probe into alleged torture in the U.S. prison camp in…

Ukraine pushes tanks toward flashpoint separatist city of Slavyansk

Ukraine sent a large armoured column and special forces towards the flashpoint city of Slavyansk on Tuesday as Kiev’s fledgeling…

European Parliament approves banking reforms to prevent taxpayer-funded bailouts

The European Parliament approved on Tuesday the last elements of a new set of rules to prevent failing banks from…

Only 1 in 7 Japanese scientists are women

Just a seventh of scientists in Japan are female, government figures show — a record high rate for the country,…

Second Pakistani man arrested for allegedly eating newborn baby

Pakistani police Tuesday arrested a second man suspected along with his brother of eating a newborn baby whose head was…

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