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Physicists find evidence that ‘missing’ neutrinos are shape shifting on the way to the Sun

Physicists announced further proof Wednesday for a theory that mysterious particles called neutrinos which go “missing” on the journey from the Sun to Earth are in fact shape-shifting along the way, arriving undetected. The evidence: a muon-type neutrino dispatched from the CERN research laboratory near Geneva had arrived as a…

Democratic South Dakota Sen. Tim Johnson will not seek re-election

South Dakota Democratic Sen. Tim Johnson announced Tuesday that he will not seek re-election at the end of his present term. According to the New York Times, Johnson made his announcement at a press conference in Vermillion, South Dakota. “I will be 68 years old at the end of this…

Cop testifies during stop-and-frisk trial he taunted black teen: ‘Stop crying like a little girl’

A New York police officer testified Wednesday that he taunted a 13-year-old African-American during one of the department’s numerous and controversial “stop and frisk” encounters, in testimony given amid a class action lawsuit hoping to prove the policy’s racial bias. Officer Brian Dennis said on the stand Wednesday that he…

Climate change models predict remarkably accurate results

By Duncan Clark, The Guardian Analysis of climate change modelling for past 15 years reveal accurate forecasts of rising global temperatures Forecasts of global temperature rises over the past 15 years have proved remarkably accurate, new analysis of scientists’ modelling of climate change shows. The debate around the accuracy of…

Idaho teacher investigated for saying ‘vagina’ during biology lesson

A high school science teacher in Idaho is under investigation by the state’s professional standards commission because he reportedly used the word “vagina” during a biology lesson. Tim McDaniel, who teaches 10th grade science at Dietrich School, told the Twin Falls Times-News that four parents were upset when they learned…

Supreme Court agrees with prisoner’s handwritten appeal in assault case

The Supreme Court sided with a prisoner’s handwritten appeal on Wednesday, ruling in a unanimous opinion the federal government can be sued in abuse cases involving federal prison guards. The Associated Press reported that the opinion, written by Justice Clarence Thomas, will allow Kim Millbrook to proceed with his lawsuit,…

Developer demolishes another chunk of the Berlin Wall

A property developer removed more of the Berlin Wall Wednesday, police said, in a surprise dawn move amid a bitter running protest over the dismantling of the once-detested Cold War division. Four segments were removed from around 5:00 am local time (0400 GMT) from the Wall’s longest surviving stretch, creating…

Scientists find cancer-causing DNA mutations

The biggest-ever trawl of the human genome for cancer-causing DNA errors has netted more than 80 tiny mutations, a finding that could help people at high risk, researchers said Wednesday. The results, which double the number of known genetic alterations linked to breast, ovarian and prostate cancer, were unveiled in…

Study: Pesticides scramble bees’ brain circuits

Pesticides used by farmers to protect crops or bee hives can scramble the brain circuits of honeybees, affecting memory and navigation skills needed to find food, scientists said Wednesday. This in turn threatened entire colonies of bees whose pollinating functions are vital for human food production, they wrote in the…

Pat Robertson complains LGBT people just want to flaunt ‘their way of doing sex’

Looking confused and discouraged on Wednesday’s episode of “The 700 Club,” televangelist and former Republican presidential candidate Pat Robertson agreed with others who say the issue of marriage equality is not actually about marriage, and suggested the whole noise is just LGBT people who want to flaunt “their way of…

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