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Italy turns to German nanotech to preserve ruins of Pompeii

German archaeologists to use nanotechnology as Italians come under pressure from Unesco over vandalism With the greatest number of Unesco world heritage sites, and state coffers that do not have much to spare for the culture sector, Italy has long worried how to protect its heritage.from ruin Now it is…

Melissa Harris-Perry slams Montana judge: You’re sounding a lot like Todd ‘legitimate rape’ Akin

MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry had harsh words for G. Todd Baugh, the Montana judge who has drawn national criticism over his decision to give a 49-year-old man a 30-day jail sentence for the rape of a 14-year-old girl who later committed suicide. “If I didn’t know any better, I’d think…

More radiation ‘hotspots’ found near Fukushima nuclear plant

The operator of Japan’s stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant said Saturday it had found new radiation hotspots near tanks storing toxic water, with one reading peaking at 1,800 millisieverts per hour — a potentially lethal dose. Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) detected high radiation readings at four sites around the…

American swimmer launches final attempt to swim from Cuba to Florida

U.S. swimmer Diana Nyad set off from Cuba Saturday in her fifth and final bid to become the first person to reach Florida without the protection of a shark cage. “Thanks, my Cuban friends,” the 64-year-old said in Spanish before she jumped into the water at the Hemingway International Yacht…

‘Libtard’-hating police chief’s suspension extended indefinitely

The Pennsylvania police chief who attracted attention for his profanity-laden videos featuring him cursing local and federal officials while wielding firearms agreed on Friday to extend his suspension without pay indefinitely until his lawyer can meet with his local city council. The Patriot-News reported on Friday that the Gilberton City…

Femen founders leave Ukraine ‘fearing for their lives’

Three founders of Femen said Saturday they had left Ukraine in fear for their lives after police discovered weapons in their Kiev offices that the feminist group says were planted. Alexandra Shevchenko, Anna Hutsol and Yana Zhdanova “have fled Ukraine fearing for their lives and for their liberty” and would…

UN weapons inspectors return from Syria as clock ticks

The United Nations team of chemical weapons inspectors who spent almost two weeks investigating the attack in the Damascus suburb of Ghouta in which hundreds of civilians died, have returned to their headquarters at The Hague in the Netherlands. There, they are beginning scientific analysis of samples designed to give…

Obama will seek congressional approval on Syria strike

President Barack Obama said on Saturday that the U.S. should take military action in Syria over Pres. Bashar al-Assad’s use of chemical weapons against rebel areas in the suburbs of Damascus. However, Reuters reported, he will seek the approval of the U.S. Congress before doing so. “We cannot and will…

Why liberal America is conflicted over military action in Syria

On the eve of another US military intervention in the Middle East, the American left finds itself conflicted, and therefore relatively quiet. According to the Pew Research Centre, 56% of Republicans support military action against Syria compared with 46% of Democrats; 24% of Republicans and 34% of Democrats are opposed.…

Sarin gas a vicious, ‘gruesome’ killer with a dark history

Sarin gas, the chemical weapon that Syrian Pres. Bashar al-Assad allegedly deployed against rebel neighborhoods in Damascus, is a vicious poison that attacks the central nervous system. Business Insider and the U.S. military report that the chemical has had a dark history since it was invented by German Nazi scientists…

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