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Hurricane Irene forces NYC subway shutdown, postpones MLK memorial dedication

NEW YORK CITY RESIDENTS: Click here to see a map of the evacuation zones (PDF) Weather waits for no man — not even if those men are President Barack Obama and Martin Luther King Jr. As the East Coast braces for the impact of Hurricane Irene, it’s not only evacuation…

Anti-psychotic drugs found in over-the-counter UK painkiller packs

Drugs regulators have launched an investigation after packs of the painkiller Nurofen Plus were found to contain antipsychotic drugs. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) issued a safety alert following reports that some batches of Nurofen Plus contained individual blister packs of another drug, Seroquel XL 50mg. Packs…

East Coast Braces for Irene

WILMINGTON, North Carolina (Reuters) – As North Carolina braced on Friday for a direct hit from Hurricane Irene, cities along the east coast were on alert and millions of beach goers cut short vacations to escape the powerful storm. With more than 50 million people potentially in Irene’s path, residents…

Astronomers discover planet made of diamond

LONDON (Reuters) – Astronomers have spotted an exotic planet that seems to be made of diamond racing around a tiny star in our galactic backyard. The new planet is far denser than any other known so far and consists largely of carbon. Because it is so dense, scientists calculate the…

Sex with cavemen gave humans an immune boost: study

WASHINGTON — Sexual encounters with archaic humans like the Neanderthals produced children who inherited key genes that have helped modern humans fight illness and disease, said a US study published Thursday. “The cross-breeding wasn’t just a random event that happened, it gave something useful to the gene pool of the…

Spaceship crash ‘exposes Russia’s systemic failures’

MOSCOW — The crash landing of an unmanned Russian spaceship bound for the International Space Station (ISS) exposed a systemic lack of proper checks and a dearth of qualified staff, experts said. The Progress spaceship failed to reach the correct orbit after the blast-off of the Soyuz carrier rocket on…

Scientists find underground river beneath Amazon

SAO PAULO — Brazilian scientists have discovered an underground river some 4,000 meters (13,000) feet deep, which flows from west to east like the country’s famous waterway. A statement this week from Brazil’s National Observatory named the underground river Hamza and said it represents one of two different draining systems…

Rhino poaching surges on S. African wildlife reserves

The giant rhino slumps to the ground with haunting cries as it fights for its life, a bloodied, fleshy pulp in the place where poachers sawed off its horn. The critically injured male is one of the latest victims in South Africa’s rhino bloodbath, which is surging on privately owned…

U.S.-bound Hurricane Irene pounds Bahamas

Hurricane Irene pounded the Bahamas Thursday en route toward the populous US east coast, punishing the nation of small islands with heavy rain and powerful winds. Irene is a category three hurricane on the five-level Saffir-Simpson scale, and is forecast to strengthen to a category four storm with winds of…

Neil Armstrong urges return to the Moon

Neil Armstrong has urged a return to the Moon to train for missions to Mars as the United States contemplates the future of its space programme following the end of the shuttle era. The first man to walk on the Moon is due to address the US Congress on new…

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