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Science

Your ‘pure’ bottled water contains added chemicals and other ‘natural’ additives

Ever looked at the ingredients on a bottle of water? Why would you when it’s…

American doctor infected with Ebola in Liberia outbreak

An American doctor battling West Africa’s Ebola epidemic has himself fallen sick with the disease…

The number of ‘hot days’ are on the rise: See your city

This is the warmest time of year in most of the U.S. And if we…

A cosmic two-step: the universal dance of the dwarf galaxies

Over the last few years we’ve been studying the orbits of dwarf galaxies and we…

Tech News

Apple iPhones allow extraction of deep personal data, researcher finds

Personal data including text messages, contact lists and photos can be extracted from iPhones through…

Can you really be identified on Tor or is that just what the cops want you to believe?

Have the UK police successfully broken anonymity on the internet? They certainly seemed to imply…

Media

Sinéad O’Connor: ‘I deserve to be a priest. Music is a priesthood’

The famously iconoclastic singer hasn’t mellowed much. She talks to Tim Jonze about feminism, the…

New York Times Editorial Board: Congress should legalize marijuana now

Comparing the United States 40-year-old ban on marijuana with Prohibition, which criminalized normally law-abiding citizens…

U.S. News

GOP’s new House Whip leaves Obama’s impeachment on the table over immigration

The Republican Party’s first Tea Party-backed House Majority Whip refused to say that his party…

‘Happiness’ is a place called Charlottesville, Virginia, a new study reveals

A new study has named Thomas Jefferson’s home town the feelgood capital of the US,…

Capsized Italian cruise ship that claimed 32 lives brought to port for scrap

The doomed Costa Concordia cruise ship arrived Sunday at its final resting place in Genoa…

Thousands flee ahead of northern California wildfires

A wildfire forced the evacuation of more than 500 homes and about 1,200 residents in…

If Hamas were gone, ‘something much worse’ would take its place: Pentagon

A top Pentagon intelligence official warned on Saturday that the destruction of Hamas would only…

World

DR Congo’s insect cuisine: nutritious and delicious

In Kinshasa’s Gambela market shoppers can find insects for every occasion — from unctuous white weevil larvae for fancy dinners…

Egyptian army destroys 13 more Gaza tunnels

Egypt’s army said Sunday it has destroyed 13 more tunnels connecting the Sinai Peninsula to the Gaza Strip, taking to…

Jihadists swarm Syria army base, post photos of beheaded soldiers

Islamic State fighters have seized a Syrian army base in the northern province of Raqa, killing scores of troops and…

Raul Castro celebrates 61st anniversary of Cuban revolution

Cuban President Raul Castro on Saturday officiated at a ceremony to mark the 61st anniversary of the guerrilla assault on…

Construction workers in Bolivia uncover mass grave containing hundreds of skeletons

Construction workers in Bolivia have stumbled upon a mass grave with the remains of hundreds of likely indigenous miners during…

Gaza death toll rises over 1,000 as bodies are recovered

The toll in Gaza rose above 1,000 dead on Saturday as more than 1,000 bodies were pulled from the rubble…

Gaza ceasefire reveals full extent of Israeli destruction

Palestinians appear dazed by level of damage as they check homes, retrieve possessions and search for bodies of relatives Thousands…

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