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Medical experts on Nelson Mandela’s long-term prognosis: ‘It does not look good’

South Africa’s peace icon Nelson Mandela is facing a long and uncertain road to recovery, despite his return home from nearly three months in hospital, medical experts said on Monday. The 95-year-old anti-apartheid hero is receiving intensive care for a respiratory illness at his Johannesburg home where he returned Sunday…

John Kerry: Science on climate change is ‘irrefutable and it is alarming’

US Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday the evidence for climate change was beyond dispute but it was not too late for international action to prevent its worst impacts. “The science is clear. It is irrefutable and it is alarming,” Kerry told a climate conference in Majuro in the…

Breaking Bad Recap: S5E12, “Rabid Dog”

How much am I loving the utter confidence that this season has? One of my least favorite things in the past, particularly the first couple of seasons, on Breaking Bad was some of the attempts to be “arty” in the direction. It often felt like it was trying too hard…

Oregon police warned that escaped goat on roof ‘only respects one man’

Police in Gresham, Oregon were out on patrol when they spotted an unusual sight: a goat perched on the roof of a house. “That goat will charge you,” warned a neighbor as two officers approached the house. The goat, they said, “only respects one man.” Police noticed the goat around…

Forensic anthropologists seek clues in 50 unmarked graves on segregated reform school campus in Florida

A century-old Florida state school for troubled boys, Dozier Reform School, is now the site of a forensic investigation after more than 50 bodies were discovered, some in unmarked graves, next to a garbage dump on the side of campus where the African-American students were housed. The University of South…

Mother charged with killing baby by feeding him drug-laced breast milk

An eight-month-old boy in Sacramento, California died after drinking his mother’s breast milk, which contained Xanax, methadone and the opiate painkiller Opana. According to the Sacramento Bee, the baby’s mother, 32-year-old Sarah Anne Stephens appeared in court on Friday on charges of murder and two felony counts of child endangerment.…

Baby boy shot in head and killed in New York City

A 14-month-old baby boy was shot in the head and killed in Brooklyn, NY Sunday night as his parents looked on in horror. According to the Washington Post, Antiq Hennis was shot from a passing car as his parents crossed a street pushing his stroller in the Brownsville neighborhood. Gina…

Three Massachusetts high school soccer players arrested for rape

Three high school soccer players were arrested and charged with the sexual assault of three victims at a campground in Otis, Massachusetts. According to the Boston Globe, 17-year-old Galileo Mondol and two 16-year-olds allegedly entered the freshman cabin at Camp Lenox and carried out a sexual assault against three 16-year-old…

Fukushima radioactive plume to hit the U.S. by early 2014

The first radioactive ocean plume released by the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster will finally be reaching the shores of the United States sometime in 2014, according to a new study from the University of New South Wales — a full three or so…  …

Tuberculosis followed early humans out of Africa 70,000 years ago: study

One of the largest genetic investigations into the microbe which causes TB shows the germ followed early humans out of Africa at least 70,000 years ago, scientists say. In a parallel probe, investigators also said they had identified 39 new genes that drive dangerous drug resistance in this germ, Mycobacterium…

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