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Sea-level surge at Antarctica linked to icesheet loss

Sea levels around Antarctica have been rising a third faster than the global average, a…

Mountain forest changes threaten California water supplies

Originally published at Climate Central Hike high enough up California’s Sierra Nevada and the forest…

Researchers discover first evidence of Neanderthal artwork — a ‘rococo Twitter hashtag’

Belying their reputation as the dumb cousins of early modern humans, Neanderthals created cave art,…

Drug company admits it concealed debilitating side effects, fatalities from government regulators

The Japanese unit of Swiss pharma giant Novartis (Xetra: 904278 – news) has admitted it…

Tech News

Actress Jennifer Lawrence contacts authorities after nude photos hacked

By Ian Simpson (Reuters) – Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence has contacted authorities to investigate who…

Nude photographs of A-List celebrities stolen from cloud service and posted online

Nude photos purportedly showing many top stars, including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence and pop star Rihanna,…

Media

Al Pacino on performing with cats in Venice

Al Pacino may be one of the greatest actors of all time, but he confessed…

Porn king Larry Flynt still fighting for free speech, on Hustler’s 40th birthday

Porn veteran Larry Flynt is celebrating the 40th birthday of his X-rated magazine Hustler —…

U.S. News

No charges likely for California vice principal who brought handgun to junior high school

A California junior high vice principal will not likely face charges after bringing a concealed…

Fast-food workers to walk off job in fight to gain $15 hourly wage

McDonald’s line cooks, Burger King cashiers, and other fast-food restaurant workers across the U.S. plan…

Bronx man uses his car and a chain to decapitate himself

A 51-year-old man committed a grisly suicide by decapitating himself in the Bronx Monday morning,…

Lawyer tells his entire firm: The ‘gay plague of AIDS’ is a consequence of immorality

A senior lawyer faces “immediate and severe” action from his Virginia law firm after sending…

Rick Perry deletes tweet calling district attorney the ‘most drunk Democrat in Texas’

Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Sunday deleted an image posted by his official Twitter account…

World

Fidel Castro compares NATO to Nazis, lashes out at ‘imperialist’ US

Cuban ex-president Fidel Castro lashed out at the United States and Europe on Monday, accusing them of war-mongering and comparing…

Russia has ‘severed’ partnership with Europe, says Germany

Russia has “effectively severed its partnership” with Europe and wants to establish a new order, German President Joachim Gauck said…

Australia father charged with abusing surrogate twins, report says

An Australian has been charged with sexually abusing twins he fathered with a Thai surrogate, reports said Tuesday, the second…

US targets Shebab leader with air strike in Somalia

US forces have carried out air strikes against the leader of Somalia’s Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab rebels, with casualties reported but uncertainty…

Connoisseurs? Most French say they ‘know little about wine’

It’s enough to make you choke on your Chablis. In France, the land of good food and world-famous wine, seven…

Ukraine warns of ‘great war’ with Russia ‘the likes of which Europe has not seen since WWII’

Ukrainian forces ceded a strategic eastern airport to pro-Russian insurgents on Monday as the government in Kiev accused Moscow of…

Guatemala Mayans: From victims of discrimination to perpetrators?

Fearful of losing their culture and land, ethnic Maya people in Guatemala — who have faced centuries of discrimination themselves…

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