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American teens savvy to smartphone apps that include location tracking

American teenagers love their smartphone apps, but many are avoiding them, due to fears about privacy and location tracking. A Pew Research Center survey released Thursday found 58 percent of US teens surveyed have downloaded phone or tablet apps, but half of teen apps users have avoided using some due…

Fox & Friends demand President comment on allegedly racially-motivated ‘thrill kill’ murder

Thursday morning, the hosts of Fox & Friends demanded that President Obama address the allegedly racially-motivated murder of Australian baseball player Chris Lane. After playing tape of Fox’s own White House correspondent, Ed Henry, questioning deputy press secretary Josh Earnest at length about the case on Wednesday, Steve Doocy expressed…

Radiation ‘hotspots’ found in Fukushima tanks

The operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant said Thursday it had found new radiation hotspots near tanks storing radioactive water, but no new leaks. Around 300 tonnes of toxic liquid is believed to have escaped from one of the tanks that hold polluted water, some of which was used…

The gulf is still struggling, but BP’s done paying

Three and a half years after an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig dumped 205 million gallons of crude oil into the ocean, leaving 11 workers dead and damaging hundreds of miles of shoreline, the Gulf Coast is still recovering. And BP,…  …

British politicians aim to ban non-hybrid cars by 2040

While some American politicians may take issue with the government’s investment in green automobiles, it pales in comparison to the debates taking place in England. There, the Liberal…  …

New solar system installed in U.S. every 4 minutes

In the United States, a solar system is installed every 4 minutes (360 solar systems per day), according to GTM Research. For such a small industry, that is massive growth. This means that, soon, the solar industry will no longer be small. Of course…  …

Universal White Brotherhood holds mass cosmic energy ritual in Bulgaria’s Rila mountains

The sounds of women singing to the strains of violins fill the clear air of Bulgaria’s Rila mountains as 2,000 white-clad pilgrims move gracefully in a series of rhythmic meditation exercises. Every August, followers of the Universal White Brotherhood converge from across the world on the Rila lakes, at an…

Huffington Post ends commenter anonymity because ‘trolls are getting more aggressive’

The Huffington Post is to end anonymity for commenters by requiring them to use their real identities. The change was announced by the site’s founder, Arianna Huffington, after speaking at a conference yesterday (21 August) in Boston. She said: “Trolls are just getting more and more aggressive and uglier and…

Canadian dentist hopes to clone John Lennon using tooth DNA

Michael Zuk, who bought the Beatle’s molar in 2011, has begun sequencing his DNA as the first step in creating his double A Canadian dentist is hoping to clone John Lennon using DNA from one of the singer’s rotten teeth. Michael Zuk, who bought Lennon’s molar at a 2011 auction,…

Syria urged to allow UN access to ‘chemical attack’ site

Syria on Thursday came under intense pressure to allow UN weapons inspectors to visit the site of an alleged chemical weapons attack near Damascus which the opposition says left hundreds dead and provoked revulsion around the world. Damascus has flatly denied the allegations but a US official cited by the…

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