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Scientists urge US to change its ‘national vision’ to curb coastal risks

(Reuters) – A group of top scientists has called for a fundamental change to how…

Tokyo artist transforms bonsai trees into ‘exobiotanica’ by launching them into space

Azuma Makoto has created a completely unprecedented set of landscape images that show organic life on the…

Falling behind: U.S. among the least energy efficient of the world’s largest economies

Originally published at Climate Central Germany is the global leader in energy efficiency, and the…

Gravity plays a key role in shaping the U.S. West’s sandstone arches

Every artist has their secret and it turns out Mother Nature is no different. …

Tech News

Vladimir Putin signs law requiring mass storage of Russians’ personal Internet data

President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday signed a law requiring Internet companies to store all personal…

US Air Force to launch new spy satellites to keep an eye on what other nations are doing in space

The US Air Force will launch new satellites Wednesday to track those of other countries…

Media

Jon Stewart loves the dummies at CNN so much, he wants you to help him buy it

Reacting to news that media mogul Rupert Murdoch is attempting to purchase media conglomerate Time…

Congress is officially less popular than the worst ‘Star Wars’ character ever

Congress’ approval ratings are low enough that they trail even the least popular character in…

U.S. News

Gambler left 98-year-old wheelchair-bound mom in hot truck outside casino, cops say

Police in Maryland arrested a visiting North Carolina man after discovering he had left his…

House moves to block Hezbollah funds by giving Treasury more power to punish banks

US lawmakers voted Tuesday to thwart efforts to fund Hezbollah by punishing banks and other…

US man claims African land as his own kingdom, makes his daughter a ‘princess’

Fathers often see their daughters as royalty. But a few months ago, when Emily Heaton…

ND woman accidentally shoots herself while trying to scare off intruder

A North Dakota woman accidentally shot herself last week while trying to scare away an…

Latest Obamacare legal knot won’t be easy to untangle

U.S. judges have their work cut out for them untangling a legal knot created on…

World

US denies trying to pressure Israel with flight ban

The United States Tuesday denied that a ban on US airliners flying to Tel Aviv and a stark US travel…

British lawmaker: I would fire rockets at Israel, too

A British MP was criticised Wednesday for tweeting that he would fire rockets at Israel if he lived in the…

Michael Bloomberg flies to Israel in defiance of flight ban

US billionaire Michael Bloomberg announced Tuesday he was jetting into Tel Aviv to show solidarity with Israel, calling for a…

UN rights chief condemns Israel and Hamas: ‘Strong possibility’ international law violated

Israel’s military actions in the Gaza Strip could amount to war crimes, UN rights chief Navi Pillay said Wednesday while…

US-bound migrants face racist abuse and torture in Mexico: human rights groups

Human rights groups on Tuesday said that US-bound migrants passing through Mexico routinely face abuses, discrimination and even torture. With…

Palestinians plead for UN action to stop Gaza violence

The Palestinian envoy to the United Nations held up photographs of slain children and read out the names of the…

Worldwide female genital mutilation ban sought at UN-backed ‘Girl Summit’

British Prime Minister David Cameron called on Tuesday for a worldwide ban on female genital mutilation and child marriage as…

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