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Tires from dandelions — the rubber that could save the tropics

The first-ever modern pilot system for the extraction of large quantities of tire rubber from dandelions is currently in the process of being built by researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology IME, in cooperation…   [Image credit: Dandelion seeds in the morning sunlight blowing away…

Berlusconi’s children ‘feel like the Jews under Hitler’

Italy’s former premier Silvio Berlusconi, who blames his tax fraud conviction on persecution by magistrates, says his children “feel like the Jews under Hitler”. “My children tell me they feel like the families of Jews in Germany must have felt under Hitler’s regime. The whole world is against us,” he…

‘Call of Duty’ videogame sales top $1 billion in first day

Sales of the latest edition in the “Call of Duty” video game franchise topped $1 billion in the first day, the publisher said Wednesday. “Call of Duty: Ghosts,” which went on sale around the world on Tuesday, “has delivered yet another epic thrill ride in the campaign, and what I…

Green groups worried about whale deaths along oil-producing Ghana coast

Decomposed whale carcasses have been washing up on beaches in Ghana’s oil-producing west, raising the ire of environmental groups worried the country’s growing petroleum industry may be killing marine life. A total of 20 dead whales have been discovered along Ghana’s coastline in the last four years, including at least…

Woman recounts 11 years spent naked and chained in Ohio ‘house of horrors’

With her chin held high against the inevitable tears, Michelle Knight on Tuesday described 11 years of captivity spent naked and chained in what came to be known as Cleveland’s “house of horrors.” It was the first public interview given by any of the three women who were held captive…

Swiss ‘Jetman’ takes joy ride around Mount Fuji on jet-engine powered wings

Swiss aviator Yves “Jetman” Rossy, whose jet-engine powered wings have taken him over some of the world’s most awe-inspiring places, has added another — Japan’s Mount Fuji. “It’s a fantastic privilege to be a little mosquito flying in front of that big mountain,” the 54-year-old former Swiss air force pilot…

Facebook helps reunite war-torn Guatemala family after three decades

Guatemalan siblings who lost contact during the country’s turbulent 1960-1996 civil strife have been reunited 31 years later, with some help from Facebook. Ofelia, Avilio and Elsira Funez Velasquez had their tearful reunion at the headquarters of the Mutual Support Group, an activist with the social group, Enrique Barrera, said.…

Japanese robot astronaut awaits human companion at space station

The world’s first robot astronaut is pining for a conversation partner as he waits for Japanese spaceman Koichi Wakata aboard the International Space Station. “Mr. Wakata, are you not here yet? I really want to see you soon,” the pint-sized android said in a message released by its project team…

‘Aussie Taliban’ David Hicks vows to fight Guantanamo terror conviction

David Hicks, once dubbed the “Aussie Taliban” after being captured in Afghanistan and spending more than five years at Guantanamo Bay, vowed to clear his name Wednesday after filing an appeal against his conviction. Hicks agreed to a plea deal in 2007 which saw him return to Australia to serve…

Think digital distractions have killed our attention spans? Think again

The rise of complex TV series and vast novels shows we still prefer commitment to a quick fix The young woman opposite on the Tube last week was lost in Donna Tartt’s new novel, The Goldfinch. She personified the truth that attention deficit disorder is a lie. I’m not saying…

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