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Himalayan farmers’ early warnings on climate change proven true

PARIS (AFP) – Himalayan villagers have won the backing of climate science for their suspicions that snow cover, water resources and the ecosystem are changing in their region, a study published Wednesday said. The authors of the research carried out by Britain’s Royal Society say this is the first time…

‘Thinking cap’ makes brain waves in Australia

SYDNEY – Scientists in Australia say they are encouraged by initial results of a revolutionary “thinking cap” that aims to promote creativity by passing low levels of electricity through the brain. The device, which consists of two conductors fastened to the head by a rubber strap, significantly boosted results in…

Feds probe Christine O’Donnell’s spending

Federal authorities investigate Delaware Republican O’Donnell’s campaign spending A person with knowledge of a federal campaign-finance investigation says a criminal probe has been opened into whether Delaware Republican Christine O’Donnell broke the law by using campaign money to pay personal expenses. The person spoke on condition of anonymity to protect…

Now Sweden accuses US of spying

Sweden joins Norway in alleging US embassies spied on citizens People linked with the U.S. Embassy in Stockholm have performed surveillance activities in Sweden without the knowledge of the host nation’s authorities, a government officials said Saturday. The surveillance has been going on since 2000, but Swedish authorities are still…

Obama ‘categorically’ denies prior knowledge of Goldman Sachs charges

US President Barack Obama stated “categorically” Wednesday that the White House had no prior knowledge of civil fraud charges leveled by US regulators against Wall Street giant Goldman Sachs. The charges against Goldman by the Securities and Exchange Commission came at a pivotal point of his drive to pass what…

Breitbart admits paying activist accused of tampering with senator’s phone

The man who “made” the conservative activist who posed as a pimp to undermine the community organizing group ACORN, confessed that he pays him — while at the same time arguing he has “nothing to do with” what he does. James O’Keefe was arrested Monday after “maliciously tampering” with the…

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