Quantcast
Home » 2013 (Page 752)

Protesters hold sit-in to demand Obama stop the Keystone XL Pipeline

Some 200 people staged a sit-in outside the US State Department Monday, demanding that US President Barack Obama stop the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline. Activists from environmental groups and civil society organizations held placards and shouted:”President Obama, stop the pipeline!” The proposal under debate pertains to construction of a 1,179-mile…

New finding suggests Neanderthals had more advanced tools than early humans

Sophisticated leather-working equipment found in a cave in France offer the first evidence that Neanderthals had more advanced bone tools than early modern humans, researchers said Monday. The four fragments of hide-softening bone tools known as lissoirs, or smoothers, were found at two neighboring sites in southwestern France, according to…

The neuroscience of dying: Brain activity continues up to 30 seconds after blood flow stops

There may be a scientific explanation for the vivid near-death experiences, such as seeing a shining light, that some people report after surviving a heart attack, US scientists said Monday. Apparently, the brain keeps on working for up to 30 seconds after blood flow stops, according to a study published…

Senator Rand Paul ‘encouraged’ by Eric Holder’s proposed drug sentencing reform

Senators Rand Paul (R-KY) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) on Monday expressed support for U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s call to reform drug sentencing policies. “I am encouraged that the President and Attorney General agree with me that mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent offenders promote injustice and do not serve public…

Catholic bishop: Pro-life groups ‘not really pro-life but merely anti-abortion’

Many self-described “pro-life” groups are not really pro-life, one Catholic bishop wrote in a blog post last week. The blog post by Bishop Robert Lynch of St. Petersburg, Florida mainly dealt with accusations raised by the Population Research Institute. The pro-life group has attacked Catholic charities operating in Africa for…

Limbaugh: Christians ‘cannot believe in manmade global warming’

Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh advised his religious listeners on Monday that “intellectually you cannot believe in manmade global warming” and also believe in God. At an event on Thursday, Secretary of State John Kerry had said that climate change was “a challenge to our responsibilities as the guardians–safe guarders…

Quadruple amputee who swam English Channel appeals for return of customized wheelchair

(Reuters) – A French quadruple amputee who won fame by swimming across the English Channel has appealed for the return of his custom-made electric wheelchair after it was stolen together with the trailer where it was stored. “They haven’t just stolen my wheelchair, they have robbed me of my autonomy,”…

British police officer keeps job after having sex on duty while wearing handgun

Gwent police condemned by IPCC for failing to submit clear report of incident and not referencing presence of loaded firearm A police marksman who had sex on duty with a woman while his loaded gun was in a holster around his ankles has been allowed to keep his job, it has emerged.…

Disabled Army veteran harassed by police because of service dog

An Army veteran of nineteen years whose vehicle was twice blown up by IEDS in Afghanistan claims that a police officer harassed and kicked him off the North Wildwood, New Jersey boardwalk because of his service dog. Jared Goering, a Tampa resident on vacation for the first time in years,…

Georgia deputies suspended over violence while serving a $1,000 civil warrant

Three sheriff’s deputies in DeKalb County, Georgia have been suspended and a sergeant in the department could be demoted after video surfaced of their conduct while serving a civil warrant on a home in July 2013, WSB-TV reported on Monday. The video shows a group of eight deputies entering Nantania…

Google+