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Chilean mountain-top telescope will allow us to observe planets outside our solar system

Cerro Armazones is a crumbling dome of rock that dominates the parched peaks of the…

NASA spacecraft vaporized after crashing into the moon at 3,600 mph — as planned

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) – A robotic U.S. spacecraft ended a pioneering…

Study: Global warming is due to carbon dioxide emissions, not chlorofluorocarbon

A paper published in the International Journal of Modern Physics B by the University of Waterloo’s Qing-Bin Lu…

Oklahoma students know less about evolution after Biology I than they did before taking it

A study published in the latest edition of Evolution: Education and Outreach demonstrated “the average…

Tech News

Tech workers seek to have Steve Jobs’ emails admitted as evidence in class action suit

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Four large technology companies should not be allowed to limit evidence…

SpaceX firm launches Dragon capsule to International Space Station

Private U.S. firm SpaceX launched its unmanned Dragon capsule to the International Space Station on…

Media

Climate change threatens 5,000-year-old artwork in the Phllippines

Philippines’ oldest artworks in danger of disappearing (via AFP) On a small rock wall a…

Singer Chris Brown to go on trial Monday on assault charges

Hip-hop star Chris Brown will stand trial on Monday for an alleged assault outside a…

U.S. News

WATCH: Denver’s first ’420 Rally’ since marijuana legalization draws huge crowd

Authorities predict that Denver’s first “420 Rally” since the legalization of marijuana will be the…

Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter, the wrongfully imprisoned boxer memorialized by Bob Dylan, dies at 76

By Cameron French and Emily Flitter (Reuters) – Former U.S. professional boxer Rubin “Hurricane” Carter,…

University of Virginia researchers can predict violent crime via Twitter

Researchers use Twitter to predict crime (via AFP) Hidden in the Twittersphere are nuggets of…

Participants in Boston Marathon mindful of tragedy

Mindful of tragedy, Boston Marathon goes on (via AFP) Defending champions Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia…

Missouri GOP: Federal agents who enforce gun laws would be denied future state employment

Missouri Republicans are considering a bill that would bar federal law enforcement officials from state…

World

Ebola outbreak in west Africa affecting diets continent-wide

West Africa’s Ebola outbreak prompts changes in I.Coast cuisine (via AFP) West Africa’s first outbreak of Ebola fever is bad…

Strict government ‘austerity measures’ fail to slow down sales of luxury cars in China

China’s love of luxury cars undimmed by domestic troubles (via AFP) China’s desire for luxury cars remains undimmed by an…

Indian transwoman to run for office after landmark Supreme Court ruling

Indian transgender stands for office after landmark ruling (via AFP) With a tight budget and a humble autorickshaw, a pioneering…

Danish website ‘Dinnersurfer’ turns homes into to-go restaurants

Danish website turns homes into take-away restaurants (via AFP) A Danish website is turning private homes into take-away restaurants by…

Religious war of words breaks out between Russia and Ukraine on Easter

Easter war of words breaks out between Ukraine and Russia (via AFP) Politics overshadowed Easter observances in Kiev and Moscow,…

Town that was basis for ‘One Hundred Years of Solitude’ celebrates late author’s life

In his sleepy, tropical home town, the people who knew the late Nobel-winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez as a child are…

Authorities begin to pull bodies from submerged Korean ferry

Divers retrieved more than a dozen bodies on Sunday from the submerged South Korean ferry that capsized four days ago…

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