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Here’s how arctic sea ice could shrink even more

Originally published at Climate Central As the sea ice covering the Arctic continues to shrink…

The science of mixing mind-blowing cocktails

A guide from 1948 still contains the best advice about cocktail-making – but modern mixologists…

Deadly 2010 polio outbreak in Congo linked to mutant virus

An unusually deadly outbreak of polio in 2010 in the Democratic Republic of Congo was…

Love thy neighbor, it’s good for the heart: study

Ever felt like your neighbour’s antics could drive you to an early grave? Well, there…

Tech News

Dandelion taproots yield milky fluid with tire-grade rubber particles

Dutch biologist Ingrid van der Meer often meets with disbelief when she talks about her…

Ex-Obama advisor David Plouffe takes leadership position with ride-sharing app Uber

San Francisco (AFP) – A political strategist who ran U.S. President Barack Obama’s winning campaign…

Media

DC think tank tells Amnesty to ‘suck it’ in Twitter spat over Ferguson rights abuses

A Washington, D.C.-based think tank took umbrage at a message by human rights group Amnesty…

Alabama sorority kicks out member who posted pic claiming ‘Chi O got NO n*ggas!’

A University of Alabama sorority has removed a member who inaccurately claimed on social media…

U.S. News

New wave of ultra-conservatives could spell more trouble for House Speaker Boehner

Glenn Grothman is a fiery conservative who wants to slash welfare programs and crack down…

Many Americans who left labor force want to return to work if economy improves

Mike Yack has left the workforce twice in the last eight years and calls himself…

Gun sales are up, as Ferguson residents try to get on with life after days of protest

Banners flutter along the main street of downtown Ferguson but instead of the protest signs…

Kroger supermarket chain pressured by both sides of ‘open carry’ gun debate

By Lisa Baertlein (Reuters) – Kroger Co, the largest U.S. supermarket operator, is the latest…

WATCH LIVE: Demonstrations continue in Ferguson, Missouri after police crackdown

Demonstrations resumed on Tuesday night in Ferguson, Missouri, against police in the aftermath of the…

World

Conflict between Israel and Palestinians spurs economic battles in West Bank shops

Ramallah (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) – In Gaza, Israelis and Palestinians are battling it out with rockets and air strikes. But…

Ecuadorian President Correa: Britain could end Julian Assange dispute ‘tomorrow’

Guatemala City (AFP) – Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa said Tuesday that Britain had the power to resolve the Julian Assange…

Liberia Ebola patients who fled hospital are found as death toll surges

Liberia said Tuesday it had found 17 Ebola patients who had fled an attack on their clinic, sparking a panicked…

Rome’s first emperor died 2000 years ago – his derelict tomb is now used as a toilet

By Alice Borchi, University of Warwick Augustus, who died 2000 years ago, was the first emperor of Rome. He brought…

Egypt tells US ‘to exercise maximum restraint’ in dealing with Ferguson protests

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt on Tuesday urged U.S. authorities to exercise restraint in dealing with racially charged demonstrations in Ferguson,…

Israel orders army to respond after three rockets are fired from Gaza

Israel on Tuesday ordered the military to respond after three rockets from Gaza struck the south as the two sides…

Three relatives of Pope Francis killed in Argentina traffic accident

Three relatives of Pope Francis, two great nephews and their mother, have been killed in a traffic accident in Argentina,…

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