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Researchers practice living on Mars – without leaving Earth

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL Fla (Reuters) – For the past four months, a team…

Siberian fossil discovery builds case for an age of feathered dinosaurs

The discovery of the fossilised remains of a creature that looks a little like a…

Less than 10% of human DNA has functional role, claim scientists

Ian Sample, The Guardian More than 90% of human DNA is doing nothing very useful,…

Scientists to excavate Wyoming cave with trove of Ice Age fossils

By Laura Zuckerman (Reuters) – Scientists will begin excavation early next week of an ancient…

Tech News

US power giant Southern Company hopes to build more nuclear power reactors

(Reuters) – Southern Co, one of the biggest U.S. power companies, said it hopes to…

Facebook shares set to reach record high as market likes earnings

(Reuters) – Shares of Facebook Inc were set to open at a record high on…

Media

Iran confirms arrest of Washington Post correspondent

Tehran’s chief justice Gholamhossein Esmaili on Friday confirmed the arrest of Washington Post correspondent Jason…

Bill Maher: If Murdoch buys HBO, he’ll make my show ‘Paste-Eating Time With Steve Doocy’

“Real Time” host Bill Maher penned a column for the Hollywood Reporter on Thursday in…

U.S. News

Lethal injections face scrutiny after pattern of botched executions

The US Supreme Court is under increasing pressure to consider halting death sentences by lethal…

OR bakery that refused wedding cakes for same-sex couples now bakes ex-gay cakes

The Oregon bakery that rose to national prominence when it refused to bake cakes for…

Appeals court judge: Bring back firing squads to illustrate ‘brutality’ of death penalty

In the wake of the botched execution of Joseph Wood in Arizona, the chief judge…

Meat, seafood prices rising due to widespread drought and disease: USDA

By Ros Krasny WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Overall U.S. food inflation will remain near the historic…

Army War College probes plagiarism claims against Montana senator

By Laura Zuckerman (Reuters) – The U.S. Army War College has opened an inquiry into…

World

Paris bans pro-Palestinian protest after recent violence: police

French police have banned a protest against Israel’s Gaza offensive that was due to take place in Paris on Saturday,…

Wreckage of missing Algerian airliner found in Mali

Ouagadougou (AFP) – The wreckage of an Air Algerie plane missing since early Thursday with 116 people on board has…

Iraqi ‘Islamic State’ jihadists deny ordering genital mutilation of all women

Jihadi extremists who have taken over the Iraqi city of Mosul have denied ordering families to have their daughters undergo female…

Iraqis protest mistreatment of minority Christians by jihadists

Hundreds of people demonstrated Thursday in Arbil, capital of Iraq’s autonomous Kurdistan region, to condemn the forced displacement of Iraqi…

Ukraine prime minister resigns over parliament coalition break up

Ukraine’s Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk on Thursday resigned in protest at the disbanding of the ruling parliamentary coalition. “I announce…

Baby among nine dead as Israeli shell hits UN school in Gaza

At least nine people were killed, including a baby, when an Israeli shell slammed into a UN-run school in the…

Sudanese Christian woman spared death sentence meets Pope Francis in Italy

A Sudanese Christian woman whose death sentence for renouncing Islam sparked a global outcry that eventually led to an acquittal,…

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