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Science

Dinosaur trackways uncovered in Canada suggest tyrannosaurs hunted in packs

The collective noun is a terror of tyrannosaurs: a pack of the prehistoric predators, moving…

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…

Tech News

9/11 commission authors: US unprepared for new cyber-security threats

The United States has failed to sufficiently adapt to new cyber-security threats, exposing itself to…

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…

Media

Iowa editor gets fired over anti-’gaystapo’ rant, then sues for religious discrimination

An Iowa newspaper editor who was fired after posting an anti-LGBT blog post is irate…

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…

U.S. News

Colorado theater gunman’s lawyers challenge firearms analysis

Lawyers defending accused theater gunman James Holmes challenged the reliability of firearms analysis on Wednesday,…

GOP lawmaker to grill SEC official over ‘rogue’ investor William Ackman’s tactics

A U.S. lawmaker will pressure the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday to consider…

Obama to call for end to ‘inversion’ loophole that allows corporations to avoid taxes

U.S. President Barack Obama will call on Thursday for an end to a corporate loophole…

Dem Senator up for re-election in Montana blames master’s thesis plagiarism on PTSD

A U.S. senator blames his alleged academic plagiarism on treatments he was undergoing for Post-Traumatic…

U.S. judge knocks down Colorado’s gay marriage ban, stays ruling

A federal judge ruled on Wednesday that Colorado’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, but…

World

Fighting rages near MH17 crash site in Ukraine

Fighting between Ukrainian troops and rebels raged Thursday near the crash site of Malaysian flight MH17, as experts in Britain…

More than 2.2 billion people ‘poor or near-poor’: UN

More than 2.2 billion people are “poor or near-poor”, with financial crises, natural disasters, soaring food prices and violent conflicts…

Norway on alert over feared ‘terrorist’ attack by extremists from Syria

Norway has taken exceptional security measures after being informed of a possible imminent “terrorist attack” by militants who have fought…

Israel bans radio advert listing names of children killed in Gaza

The Israeli Broadcasting Authority has banned a radio advertisement from a human rights organisation which listed the names of some…

48 killed, 10 survivors in Taiwan’s TransAsia Airways plane crash

Taiwan’s TransAsia Airways said Thursday that 48 people were killed and 10 survived when one of its turboprop passenger planes…

US still considering drone strikes against Islamic militants in Iraq

Washington is still weighing Iraq’s request to launch air strikes against Islamic militants, but is working to boost the Iraqi…

Ukraine jets downed near MH17 site by ‘missile from Russia’

Two Ukrainian fighter jets shot down Wednesday in the rebel-held area where Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashed were hit by…

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