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A vicious cycle: Could droughts and storms make climate change worse?

With climate change expected to bring more heatwaves, violent storms and heavy rainfall, the impact on human society is likely to be significant. As…  …

How organized crime has adapted to globalization

“THEY were my partners in crime. They were my best friends. They were my children’s godfathers.” So said John Martorano, a former hitman known as “The Executioner”, of his fellow mobsters in a gang led by James “Whitey” Bulger (pictured),…  …

Apple fanboys crowdfund a giant statue of Steve Jobs

Apple fanboys crowdfund a giant statue of Steve Jobs (via Pando Daily) By Carmel DeAmicis On August 15, 2013The Statue of Liberty. David. The Great Sphinx. And….Steve Jobs? If a couple Apple fanboys have their way, a giant Steve Jobs statue may be headed stateside. The duo have launched an…

Hubble data shows galaxies wasted no time forming after ‘Big Bang’

Galaxies appear to have matured much sooner in the early universe than previously estimated, adding intriguing twists to the history that astronomers are compiling of the growth and evolution of these vast collections of stars.;  …

IBM purchases Israeli cybersecurity company

International Business Machines purchased the Israeli cybersecurity company, Trusteer, helping IBM add another layer against hackers.;  …

New Antarctic ice core reveals secrets of climate change

Most ice we see melts quickly, from ice cubes melting into a soda to icicles disappearing on a sunny winter day. But in Antarctica, ice can stick around for hundreds of thousands of years.;  …

West Virginia judge arrested for allegedly attempting to frame ex-lover’s husband

By Kevin Murphy (Reuters) – A West Virginia judge was arrested on Thursday and charged in federal court with attempting to plant evidence on a former lover’s husband and having him arrested for a crime he did not commit. Mingo County Circuit Judge Michael Thornsbury, 57, also was accused of…

Massachusetts state trooper who leaked Boston Marathon suspect photos back on patrol

The Massachusetts state trooper who leaked arrest photos of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect is back on patrol, newly assigned to a remote barracks. A state police spokesman confirmed that Sergeant Sean Murphy has been assigned to the Athol barracks in north-central Massachusetts. The spokesman, David Procopio, said the assignment…

Egypt death toll soars as Obama leads muted international condemnation

Egyptian security forces clashed with supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood for a second day on Thursday as muted international condemnation led by Barack Obama failed to quell violence now said to have killed at least 638 people and wounded many thousands more. The death toll from the ongoing crackdown is…

Sentencing Commission votes unanimously to begin review of prison terms for drug dealers

The US Sentencing Commission has voted unanimously to begin a sweeping review of federal sentences for drug dealers in a move that could herald long-awaited reductions in America’s prison population. Just days after attorney general Eric Holder called for a new approach to the so-called “war on drugs”, the commission…

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