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NASA’s 2020 Mars rover will carry tools to make oxygen

The suite of space-age tools loaded on NASA’s next robotic vehicle, bound for the Red…

How small birds evolved from giant meat eating dinosaurs

By Mike Lee and Gareth Dyke, University of Southampton Spectacular transitional fossils, many from northern…

Scientists revolt against one of Europe’s most ambitious research projects: Human Brain Project

Dissenters are threatening to boycott a $1.6 billion attempt to simulate the brain’s workings.…

Ebola epidemic will not spread in US: Centers for Disease Control

"This is a tragic, painful, dreadful, merciless virus. It is the largest, most complex outbreak…

Tech News

Facebook restores service after outage in many countries

By Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc said service to the world’s largest…

Edward Snowden continues life as a recluse after one year of asylum in Russia

Fugitive US intelligence agent Edward Snowden marked on Thursday one year of political asylum in…

Media

George W. Bush writes biography of his father

 Life of George Bush Sr will look at both the career and the ‘warm decent…

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ studio apologizes for 9/11 PR gaffe

Paramount Australia says sorry for mistakenly combining a picture of a burning skyscraper with ‘September…

U.S. News

Obama impeachment talk helps Democrats in immigration showdown

By Steve Holland and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Few people in Washington believe Republicans…

Judge rules Wisconsin girl in Slenderman case not mentally competent

By Brendan O’Brien MILWAUKEE (Reuters) – A Wisconsin girl, one of two 12-year-olds accused of…

Ebola patient in West Africa returning to US for treatment as health worsens

By Julie Steenhuysen and Colleen Jenkins CHICAGO/WINSTON-SALEM N.C. (Reuters) – A U.S. aid worker who…

Court upholds new Guantanamo policy involving regular searches of detainees’ anal areas

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court on Friday upheld the Obama…

Taco Bell manager fired in Indianapolis for hiring Hispanic employees, lawsuit claims

A former general manager at Taco Bell has sued the Mexican fast food restaurant, claiming…

World

World silence on Israel ‘war crimes’ is ‘inexcusable:’ Saudi King Abdullah

Saudi King Abdullah said Friday that world silence over Israeli “war crimes” in the Gaza Strip was “inexcusable,” in a…

Palestinian killed by Israeli forces in West Bank

Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian man during clashes in the northern West Bank on Friday, security sources told AFP.…

French hospital plans to install wine bar to improve quality of life for terminally ill

The French have long been famed for their unshakeable belief in the health benefits of a glass of wine. Now,…

Alfred Harmsworth: The press baron and propagandist who led charge into World War I

By John Jewell, Cardiff University In his diaries, cataloguing his time as communications director at Number 10 during the premiership…

Israel army says Gaza truce over after soldier snatched

Israeli forces in the southern Gaza Strip are searching for a missing soldier they fear may have been captured by…

‘Justice prevailed’: Uganda court strikes down draconian anti-gay law

Uganda’s constitutional court on Friday overturned tough new anti-gay laws that had been branded draconian by rights groups, saying they…

France mulls ban on radical Jewish Defence League

France is considering disbanding a radical Jewish group whose members clashed with pro-Palestinian activists during rallies over Israel’s offensive in…

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