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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.…

These are the five worst poisons on Earth: From polonium to mercury

By Andrew Bissette, University of Oxford With the announcement of an inquiry into the murder…

‘Terrorist fist jabs’ are 95 percent more sanitary than conventional handshakes, study finds

According to an article published Monday in the American Journal of Infection Control, the alternative…

Asteroid’s ‘bad timing’ killed off dinosaurs, new evidence shows

Edinburgh University experts say asteroid hit Earth at a time when ecosystems had been weakened…

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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…

Amazon offers 3D printing to customize earrings, bobble head toys

Amazon.com Inc will offer 3D printing services that allow customers to customize and build earrings,…

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

California relies on thousands of inmates paid dollars a day to fight raging wildfires

KQED is reporting that nearly half of the firefighters battling the Bully Fire blaze in…

Florida support for medical marijuana stays near 90 percent: poll

By Barbara Liston ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) – Support for legalizing medical marijuana in Florida is…

Harlem pastor: God curses ‘homo’ supporters with ‘cancer HIV syphilis’ — then hell

A New York pastor warned last week that church members who supported LGBT people would…

Congress expands investigation of federal biosecurity lapses at CDC

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. lawmakers on Monday said they were expanding their investigation of federal…

Former GOP Virginia governor Bob McDonnell and his wife go on trial on corruption charges

By Gary Richardson RICHMOND Va. (Reuters) – The federal corruption trial of former Virginia Governor…

World

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…

Without World War I, what would literature look like today?

By Max Saunders, King’s College London As we begin to commemorate the outbreak of World War I in earnest, just…

US climber’s stupidity condemned after he films his kids being hit by avalanche

A US climber who filmed his children, aged 9 and 11, being knocked off their feet in a mini-avalanche during…

Ukraine rebels appeal to WWII spirit with Soviet propaganda

Pro-Russian rebels in east Ukraine are turning to Soviet World War II posters to spread their message of fighting against…

Vietnam’s taste for ‘little tiger’ leaves cat owners in constant fear

The enduring popularity of “little tiger” as a snack to accompany a beer in Vietnam means that cat owners live…

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