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Science

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…

Oil-guzzling transportation: A cause and soon-to-be a casualty of climate change, report warns

Originally published at Climate Central The transportation sector is a major contributor to climate-changing carbon…

King Richard III’s makeshift grave opens to public in central England

The grave of King Richard III, immortalised by Shakespeare as one of history’s great villains,…

Scientists warn of ‘time horizon’ when sea level rise overwhelms US infrastructure

By Ryan McNeill (Reuters) – Flooding is increasing in frequency along much of the U.S.…

Tech News

It’s not just Facebook: OKCupid admits to experimenting with user compatability data

By Sarah McBride SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – OkCupid, a top U.S. matchmaking website, regularly mismatches…

Tea Party funder David Koch also spends big on his passion for dinosaurs

Although the Koch brothers help fund Republican candidates, who often express creationist beliefs, they promote…

Media

Potential whistleblowers less willing to contact the press thanks to NSA spying: report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. surveillance programs are making it more difficult for government officials to…

X-Files star David Duchovny sparks controversy with ultra-patriotic Russian beer ad

US actor David Duchovny has stirred up a storm of debate in Russia by appearing…

U.S. News

US Marshals and police hospitalized in New York gun battle

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Two U.S. Marshals and a New York City police officer were…

Veterans funding deal to provide $17 billion to ease medical wait times

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Leaders of the Veterans Affairs committees in Congress on Monday said they…

Court rules against atheist group: September 11 museum can display Ground Zero cross

By Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) – A cross-shaped steel beam pulled from the rubble…

Judge tells jury to take one more shot at Jesse Ventura verdict

By Todd Melby and Art Hughes ST PAUL Minn. (Reuters) – A U.S. judge on…

A ‘fundamental right’: Appeals court strikes down Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban

(Reuters) – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit struck down Virginia’s constitutional…

World

Seaside resorts turn into refugee camps for Ukrainians escaping conflict

Sedove (Ukraine) (AFP) – With their sunburnt backs, flip-flops and baseball caps, the families lolling about the Ukrainian resort town…

Pussy Riot takes Kremlin to European court of human rights for ‘punk prayer’ imprisonment

Two members of the feminist group Pussy Riot are suing the Russian government in the European court of human rights (ECHR) over…

Palestinian children killed by Israeli forces as world pleads for truce

Exchanges of fire killed eight Palestinian children in a Gaza refugee camp and four people in Israel on Monday, shattering…

Israel army warns Palestinians around Gaza City to flee

The Israeli army on Monday sent messages to thousands of Palestinians living near Gaza City to flee shortly after a…

Islamic State militants open ‘marriage bureau’ for women who want to marry a jihadist

The Islamic State, which advocates public stoning for adultery, has opened a “marriage bureau” for women who want to wed…

Any Gaza truce must lead to Hamas disarmament: John Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry Monday said that international efforts to agree a truce between Israel and the Palestinians…

North Korea threatens nuclear strike on ‘the sources of all evil’ — the White House

A top-ranking North Korean military official has threatened a nuclear strike on the White House and Pentagon after accusing Washington…

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