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Oil-guzzling transportation: A cause and soon-to-be a casualty of climate change, report warns

Originally published at Climate Central The transportation sector is a major contributor to climate-changing carbon…

King Richard III’s makeshift grave opens to public in central England

The grave of King Richard III, immortalised by Shakespeare as one of history’s great villains,…

Scientists warn of ‘time horizon’ when sea level rise overwhelms US infrastructure

By Ryan McNeill (Reuters) – Flooding is increasing in frequency along much of the U.S.…

These are the five worst poisons on Earth: From polonium to mercury

By Andrew Bissette, University of Oxford With the announcement of an inquiry into the murder…

Tech News

Tea Party funder David Koch also spends big on his passion for dinosaurs

Although the Koch brothers help fund Republican candidates, who often express creationist beliefs, they promote…

Amazon offers 3D printing to customize earrings, bobble head toys

Amazon.com Inc will offer 3D printing services that allow customers to customize and build earrings,…

Media

Potential whistleblowers less willing to contact the press thanks to NSA spying: report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. surveillance programs are making it more difficult for government officials to…

X-Files star David Duchovny sparks controversy with ultra-patriotic Russian beer ad

US actor David Duchovny has stirred up a storm of debate in Russia by appearing…

U.S. News

Court rules against atheist group: September 11 museum can display Ground Zero cross

By Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) – A cross-shaped steel beam pulled from the rubble…

Judge tells jury to take one more shot at Jesse Ventura verdict

By Todd Melby and Art Hughes ST PAUL Minn. (Reuters) – A U.S. judge on…

A ‘fundamental right’: Appeals court strikes down Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban

(Reuters) – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit struck down Virginia’s constitutional…

Pat Robertson tells women: ‘Have love in your heart’ for cheating husbands

Televangelist Pat Robertson on Monday advised a woman to forgive her cheating husband because she…

California relies on thousands of inmates paid dollars a day to fight raging wildfires

KQED is reporting that nearly half of the firefighters battling the Bully Fire blaze in…

World

Israel army warns Palestinians around Gaza City to flee

The Israeli army on Monday sent messages to thousands of Palestinians living near Gaza City to flee shortly after a…

Islamic State militants open ‘marriage bureau’ for women who want to marry a jihadist

The Islamic State, which advocates public stoning for adultery, has opened a “marriage bureau” for women who want to wed…

Any Gaza truce must lead to Hamas disarmament: John Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry Monday said that international efforts to agree a truce between Israel and the Palestinians…

North Korea threatens nuclear strike on ‘the sources of all evil’ — the White House

A top-ranking North Korean military official has threatened a nuclear strike on the White House and Pentagon after accusing Washington…

Without World War I, what would literature look like today?

By Max Saunders, King’s College London As we begin to commemorate the outbreak of World War I in earnest, just…

US climber’s stupidity condemned after he films his kids being hit by avalanche

A US climber who filmed his children, aged 9 and 11, being knocked off their feet in a mini-avalanche during…

Ukraine rebels appeal to WWII spirit with Soviet propaganda

Pro-Russian rebels in east Ukraine are turning to Soviet World War II posters to spread their message of fighting against…

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