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SETI Institute expert explains why humans will some day find intelligent extra-terrestrial life

By Seth Shostak, SETI Institute The Conversation organised a public question-and-answer session on Reddit in…

Obesity is now so normal that many parents can’t see if their child is too fat: study

We’ve all heard those phrases that denote a certain blindness to the passage of time.…

Ebola virus evolving — sometimes in a single person — as it spreads across West Africa

Scientists tracking the spread of Ebola across West Africa released Thursday 99 sequenced genomes of…

Coal plants lock in 300 billion tons of CO2 emissions

Originally published at Climate Central It seems straightforward to say that when you buy a…

Tech News

Judge orders Microsoft to turn customer emails stored in Ireland to U.S. prosecutors

By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) – A judge on Friday lifted a suspension on…

‘The next battlefront’: Google unveils airborne delivery drone prototypes

By Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Google Inc is developing airborne drones capable of…

Media

Rick Santorum’s plan to destroy Hollywood: Turn churches into movie theaters

Rick Santorum has fired a warning shot across Hollywood’s bows with proposals to build a…

Friend of Philip Seymour Hoffman cleared of selling heroin to actor

A friend of Philip Seymour Hoffman who was arrested in the wake of the Oscar-winning…

U.S. News

Texas National Guard troops forced to go to food banks for help amid paycheck delays

By Jim Forsyth AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) – Some of the Texas National Guard troops dispatched…

Judge dismisses Chris McDaniel’s Mississippi Senate election challenge

By Emily Le Coz JACKSON Miss. (Reuters) – A Mississippi judge on Friday dismissed an…

Hillary Clinton on Ferguson: ‘We can do better’

Hillary Clinton, a potential 2016 US presidential candidate, has weighed in for the first time…

Mass. mayor: Public schools forced to enroll immigrants with ‘more wrinkles than I have’

A Massachusetts mayor claims the public school district in her town was forced to register…

Iowa professor to protest ‘sissy’ pink visitors’ locker room by holding ‘Million Robot March’

A communications professor at the University of Iowa will be protesting the color of the…

World

Frantic search underway in Nicaragua after mine collapse traps at least 20 workers

Managua (AFP) – Rescue teams in Nicaragua were scrambling frantically Friday to reach at least 20 workers trapped deep underground…

Religious parents ignite frantic search after snatching critically ill boy from UK hospital

Police in Great Britain are urgently searching for a 5-year-old boy suffering from a brain tumor, who was snatched from…

After Ferguson, UN says police brutality against US minorities ‘an ongoing issue of concern’

The U.N. racism watchdog urged the United States on Friday to halt the excessive use of force by police after…

UK terror threat raised to ‘severe’ for first time since 2001

British Home Secretary Theresa May said Friday the country’s terror threat risk level was being raised to “severe”, meaning an…

Report: Islamic State waterboarded James Foley and other captives in Syria

Washington (AFP) – At least four Western hostages held by the Islamic State in Syria, including murdered American journalist James…

Opposition party storms out as Turkish Premier Edrogan is sworn in as new president

Ankara (AFP) – Turkey’s outgoing premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan was sworn in as president on Thursday, extending his decade-long rule,…

Israeli police find body in search for missing US student

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli police and volunteers found a body near a forest in Jerusalem on Thursday while searching for…

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