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Go with the flow and you’ll find evolution belongs to physics

By Adrian Bejan, Duke University People like to say that we cannot witness evolution because…

23andMe lands $1.4 million grant from NIH to detect genetic roots for disease

WASHINGTON D.C. (Reuters) – Home genetics startup 23andMe has secured a $1.4 million two-year grant…

How silk bulletproof vests and Bibles could have rewritten human history

The silk vest that might have saved Austria’s Archduke Ferdinand is one of many objects…

European Space Agency: Milky Way telescope ready after glitches

A billion-dollar telescope designed to provide the most detailed map yet of the Milky Way…

Tech News

Canada accuses China of hacking science agency computers

Canada accused China on Tuesday of hacking into the computers of its research and development…

NSA patents car seat for kids to overcome a ‘well known measure of inconvenience’

Electronic eavesdropping is the National Security Agency’s forte, but it seems it also has a…

Media

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ studio apologizes for 9/11 PR gaffe

Paramount Australia says sorry for mistakenly combining a picture of a burning skyscraper with ‘September…

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…

U.S. News

Congress struggles to pass border security bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Legislation to pay for handling a flood of Central American migrant children…

Rep. Paul Ryan attacks ‘crony capitalism’: GOP should be pro-market, not pro-business

By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican congressman Paul Ryan on Wednesday slammed the U.S.…

Sleeping 8-year-old Detroit boy shot dead in suspected domestic violence incident

Police in Detroit are saying that an 8-year-old boy who was shot to death while…

In Florida governor’s race, Democrat Charlie Crist woos crucial black vote

By Letitia Stein TAMPA Fla. (Reuters) – As the leading Democratic candidate for Florida governor,…

Black Georgia man claims white UPS driver handed him makeshift noose during dispute

A Georgia man claims he was handed a makeshift noose by a UPS driver making…

World

Uganda activists launch legal battle to overturn notorious anti-gay law

Ugandan activists launched a petition Wednesday at the constitutional court seeking to overturn tough anti-gay laws that have been condemned…

Libya Islamists seize army special forces headquarters in Benghazi

Islamist groups have seized the army special forces headquarters in Libya’s Benghazi after days of fighting left at least 35…

Deadly shelling hits UN school, killing 16, as Hamas mulls truce

Israeli shells struck a UN school in Gaza early Wednesday, killing 16, as ground troops made a significant push into…

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…

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