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DHS has been using fake Mexican Constitution article to deport American citizens for 35 years

We’re used to our government’s security and intelligence agencies telling lies in order to justify their actions. The Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, has achieved a sort of infamy for his “least untruthful answer” in response to questioning…  …

Why a Colorado sixth-grader wants to brew beer in space

Mankind may be one step closer to getting extraterrestrial breweries – thanks to an eleven-year-old.;  …

National Parks’ tourists defy government shutdown, engaging in ‘civil disobedience’

With the US government shutdown well into its second week, growing numbers of Americans are gleefully engaging in what they call “civil disobedience” by tossing aside cones or jumping over government shutdown-inspired barricades around national monuments, malls, and park entrances.;  …

Taliban mock ‘selfish and empty-minded American leaders’ over government shutdown

Taliban militants fighting US troops in Afghanistan taunted Washington over the government shutdown on Wednesday, accusing US politicians of “sucking the blood of their own people”. The Islamist militants issued a statement describing how US institutions were “paralysed”, the Statue of Liberty was closed and a fall in tourist numbers…

30,000 year old Brazilian artifacts throw wrench in theory humans first arrived in Americas 12,000 years ago

It’s no secret humans have been having sex for millennia — but recently discovered cave art suggests they were doing it in the Americas much earlier than many archeologists believed. A new exhibit in Brazil showcases artifacts dating as far back as 30,000 years ago — throwing a wrench in…

Jury member says Nobel physics decision ‘wrong’ and that it should have gone to CERN

The Nobel Prize in Physics should also have gone to the CERN laboratory in Switzerland, a member of the awarding committee said Wednesday. “I think it’s wrong,” Anders Barany, a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences told AFP, commenting after the decision Tuesday, which was delayed for an…

Fire kills seven in new Bangladesh ‘Gap’ factory disaster

A huge fire at a Bangladeshi factory whose workers were making clothes and fabrics for top Western labels has killed seven people in the latest disaster to blight the country’s garment industry. Firefighters battled through the night to douse the flames at the Aswad Knit Composite factory at Sripur, on…

Prominent monk who co-founded the West’s first Tibetan monastery Akong Tulku Rinpoche among three killed in China

A prominent monk who fled Tibet in 1959 and co-founded the West’s first Tibetan monastery has been killed in China along with two other people, police said, with his brother saying he was “assassinated”. Akong Tulku Rinpoche was the co-founder of Samye Ling in the rolling hills of southern Scotland,…

Murder trial of Egypt’s Morsi to start November 4

The trial of Egypt’s deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi on charges of inciting the murder of protesters will start on November 4, the official MENA news agency reported Wednesday. Morsi will stand trial with 14 other defendants over the killings of protesters outside his presidential palace in December 2012, almost…

Nobel Chemistry Prize won by Karplus, Levitt and Warshel for devising computer simulations that are used to understand and predict chemical processes

Three molecular chemists won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry on Wednesday for devising computer simulations that are used to understand and predict chemical processes, the jury said. Martin Karplus, a US-Austrian citizen, Michael Levitt, a US-British citizen, and Arieh Warshel of the US and Israel, were honoured “for the development…

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