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Scientists: Companies could monitor your brain waves to test TV advertisements

Companies in the near future will be able to test public reaction to advertisements, music…

Go with the flow and you’ll find evolution belongs to physics

By Adrian Bejan, Duke University People like to say that we cannot witness evolution because…

North Carolina hospital isolates wing for patient who had visited ‘high-risk’ country

Portions of a North Carolina hospital were shut down while doctors tested a patient for…

23andMe lands $1.4 million grant from NIH to detect genetic roots for disease

WASHINGTON D.C. (Reuters) – Home genetics startup 23andMe has secured a $1.4 million two-year grant…

Tech News

Canada accuses China of hacking science agency computers

Canada accused China on Tuesday of hacking into the computers of its research and development…

NSA patents car seat for kids to overcome a ‘well known measure of inconvenience’

Electronic eavesdropping is the National Security Agency’s forte, but it seems it also has a…

Media

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ studio apologizes for 9/11 PR gaffe

Paramount Australia says sorry for mistakenly combining a picture of a burning skyscraper with ‘September…

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…

U.S. News

Congress struggles to pass border security bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Legislation to pay for handling a flood of Central American migrant children…

Rep. Paul Ryan attacks ‘crony capitalism’: GOP should be pro-market, not pro-business

By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican congressman Paul Ryan on Wednesday slammed the U.S.…

Retired federal employees busted for $4 million ‘sovereign citizen’ tax fraud scheme

A married pair of former Federal Aviation Administration employees from Washington was sentenced this week…

Sleeping 8-year-old Detroit boy shot dead in suspected domestic violence incident

Police in Detroit are saying that an 8-year-old boy who was shot to death while…

Church deacon who blamed Satan for sex abuse may have jail time cut from 20 years to one

An Idaho church deacon who blamed Satan after he molested a 12-year-old girl in a…

World

Satellite images suggest North Korea may be closer to full ICBM test than thought

Fresh satellite images suggest North Korea might be wrapping up engine trials on an intercontinental ballistic missile, fuelling speculation of…

Uganda activists launch legal battle to overturn notorious anti-gay law

Ugandan activists launched a petition Wednesday at the constitutional court seeking to overturn tough anti-gay laws that have been condemned…

Libya Islamists seize army special forces headquarters in Benghazi

Islamist groups have seized the army special forces headquarters in Libya’s Benghazi after days of fighting left at least 35…

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…

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