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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…

NASA’s Opportunity rover breaks out-of-this-world distance record

The US space agency’s Opportunity rover has now clocked more miles on Mars than any…

World’s largest solar boat searches for prehistoric village in the Argolic gulf

The world’s largest solar boat, the catamaran PlanetSolar, will embark on a Greek mission to…

Can evolution explain why so many domesticated mammals have floppy ears?

By Don Newgreen, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and Jeffrey Craig, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute Take…

Tech News

FL college students use 3-D printer and $350 in parts to create ‘bionic’ arm for 6-year-old boy

A team of engineering students from Florida banded together and built a working ‘bionic’ arm…

China regulator announces anti-monopoly probe of Microsoft

By Paul Carsten BEIJING (Reuters) – A Chinese regulator said on Tuesday it is conducting…

Media

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…

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ trailer becomes most viewed of 2014 less than a week after release

The trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey has become the most viewed of 2014 after…

U.S. News

US plans largest ever sale of Hellfire missiles to Iraq

The United States plans to sell 5,000 Hellfire missiles to Iraq in a $700 million…

3,000 acre fire raging in California’s Yosemite National Park

A wildfire raged in sections of California’s famous Yosemite National Park on Tuesday but the…

Theodore Van Kirk, last surviving member of Enola Gay crew, dies at 93 in Georgia

The lone remaining crewman of the Enola Gay — which dropped the first atomic bomb…

Jury awards ex-MN Gov. Jesse Ventura $1.8 million in ‘American Sniper’ defamation suit

By Art Hughes ST. PAUL Minn. (Reuters) – Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura was awarded…

Limbaugh: Abused NFL wife felt fame was ‘worth’ injury — ‘How bad could it have been?’

Radio host Rush Limbaugh defended the National Football League’s light punishment of Ravens running back…

World

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…

Rats on the rampage at Louvre museum gardens

Experts estimate that there are two rats for every person in Paris and most of them, it seems, have taken…

Pan-African airline suspends flights to Liberia and Sierra Leone amid Ebola concerns

Monrovia (AFP) – Pan-African airline ASKY suspended all flights to and from the capitals of Liberia and Sierra Leone over…

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