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U.S. approves first brain wave test for ADHD

US regulators on Monday approved the first brain wave test for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, saying it may improve the accuracy of diagnoses by medical experts. Cases of ADHD are on the rise in the United States, as are the number of prescriptions for stimulants doled out to young people…

Tyrannosaurus rex really was a ferocious hunter, new finding confirms

A broken T. rex tooth found in another dinosaur’s tail bone offers the first hard evidence that the king of all meat-eating beasts hunted live prey, US paleontologists said Monday. Scientists have long debated whether the fossil record really proves the legendary Tyrannosaurus rex was a ferocious hunter or just…

Congress OKs deal to sell Reaper drones to France

Plans to sell US Reaper drones to France advanced Monday as Congress raised no objections to the contract, Pentagon officials said. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency, which oversees foreign military sales, had notified Congress on June 27 of the proposed contract, and lawmakers voiced no opposition during a 15-day review…

Neptune has a fourteenth moon, NASA says

A tiny new moon has been spotted circling Neptune — the 14th known to be orbiting the faraway planet, the US space agency said on Monday. The moon is the smallest ever glimpsed around Neptune and measures just about 12 miles (19 kilometers) across, based on observations from the Hubble…

First British same sex marriages to take place in 2014

The first gay marriages in England and Wales are set to take place in 2014 after the legislation passed through parliament’s upper chamber the House of Lords on Monday. Jubilant gay rights activists cheered outside parliament as the bill cleared unopposed, while gay lawmaker Lord Waheed Ali told colleagues in…

Israel decries Polish ban on Kosher livestock slaughter

Israel said Monday a Polish ban on the ritual slaughter of livestock for food is “unacceptable” and a “blow” to Jewish tradition, calling on the parliament to review its decision. The foreign ministry also summoned Poland’s ambassador Jacek Chodorowicz to express its discontent, an Israeli official told AFP on condition…

Study: Unemployment crisis in Italy hits immigrants the worst

Immigrants are being hit harder than Italians by the country’s unemployment crisis, a new report showed Monday, saying the figures were “extremely worrying” and could lead to “major social destabilisation”. The report said the number of unemployed foreigners in the country was currently 385,000 — up from 220,000 at the…

Britain’s fraud office charges two bankers in Libor manipulation scandal

Britain’s Serious Fraud Office said Monday that two former brokers have been charged with conspiring to manipulate the Libor interbank lending rate. “Terry Farr and James Gilmour, former brokers at RP Martin Holdings Limited, have today been charged with offences of conspiracy to defraud in connection with the investigation by…

UN official: Cyberwar is a reality the world must fight

The international community must wake up to the reality of cyberwar and strive to find ways to stem it, the head of the UN’s telecommunications agency said Monday. “There is a cyberwar going on,” Hamadoun Toure, secretary general of the International Telecommunication Union, said during a cybersecurity debate at the…

Blistering heatwave to bake American northeast for rest of the week

Weather service warns of temperatures pushing 100F all week for millions of people from Great Lakes to New York City An excessive heat warning was issued in parts of the US east coast on Monday as the National Weather Service warned that a heatwave will create dangerous conditions for millions…

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