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New study challenges consensus scientific belief that sharks are ‘living fossils’

Modern sharks are not “living fossil” replicas of their prehistoric ancestors but have evolved significantly…

Archeologists’ findings may prove Rome a century older than thought

It is already known as the eternal city, and if new archeological findings prove correct…

Ancient erotic art offers glimpse of China’s lost sexual philosophy

Ancient paintings of fornicating Chinese couples and phalluses made of stone are among items that…

Belgian researchers developing scanner for gauging vegetative patients’ recovery chances

A hi-tech scanner can help tell whether a brain-injured patient who appears to be in…

Tech News

Megaupload’s Kim Dotcom launches the Internet Party as he fights extradition to the U.S.

By Naomi Tajitsu AUCKLAND (Reuters) – Internet tycoon Kim Dotcom holds court while bathing in…

Heartbleed fix may cause some online confusion and delay

The heartache from the Heartbleed Internet flaw is not over, and some experts say the…

Media

Actor Ted Neeley hopes Pope Francis will attend ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ in Rome

Ted Neeley, the original lead in “Jesus Christ Superstar”, is back four decades on as…

Miley Cyrus hospitalized, cancels Missouri concert date

Pop star Miley Cyrus has been hospitalized and has had to cancel a concert in…

U.S. News

Law firm behind Christie internal investigation gave big to his Republican governors group

Firms with ties to Christie gave big to Republican governors group (via NJ.com) TRENTON —…

Conservative radio host Erik Rush blames Obama for Kansas City shootings

Conservative radio host and commentator Erik Rush claimed on Tuesday that President Barack Obama’s “anti-Israel…

Dav Pilkey’s ‘Captain Underpants’ was the most challenged book of 2013

As debate rages in Delaware over whether parents should be able to screen school reading…

A ‘rampage of biblical proportion’: Auburn University cancels classes after threat

(Reuters) – Alabama’s Auburn University canceled classes on Wednesday after a message posted in a…

NYT examines rape case against Heisman winner, finds ‘virtually no investigation at all’

Florida State’s Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback, Jameis Winston, threw the game-winning touchdown in January’s national championship…

World

Looters take advantage of Brazilian police strike in World Cup host city

Looting broke out in Salvador de Bahia, one of the host cities for this year’s World Cup in Brazil, as…

Sexual violence against Egypt women ‘goes unpunished’: report

Sexual violence against women has been rife since the 2011 uprising in Egypt, where hundreds of female protesters have been…

NATO to deploy more forces in eastern Europe

NATO said Wednesday it will deploy additional air, sea and land forces in eastern Europe in response to the worsening…

Pro-Russian militants take two Ukrainian soldiers hostage in Lugansk

Ukraine’s defence ministry said on Wednesday that pro-Russian militants had taken two of its soldiers “hostage” in the separatist eastern…

Nigeria parents face ‘nightmare’ after mass kidnap by Islamists

Desperate Nigerian parents pleaded Wednesday for an end to their “nightmare” after Boko Haram Islamists kidnapped more than 100 girls…

South Korean ferry carrying 450 passengers sinks during trip to resort island

South Korean coastguard vessels and helicopters pulled passengers off a stricken ferry as it sank Wednesday off the southern coast…

Sao Paulo World Cup stadium handed back to owners — unfinished

The construction firm behind the new World Cup stadium at Sao Paulo, due to stage the opening match on June…

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