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SETI Institute expert explains why humans will some day find intelligent extra-terrestrial life

By Seth Shostak, SETI Institute The Conversation organised a public question-and-answer session on Reddit in…

Obesity is now so normal that many parents can’t see if their child is too fat: study

We’ve all heard those phrases that denote a certain blindness to the passage of time.…

Ebola virus evolving — sometimes in a single person — as it spreads across West Africa

Scientists tracking the spread of Ebola across West Africa released Thursday 99 sequenced genomes of…

Coal plants lock in 300 billion tons of CO2 emissions

Originally published at Climate Central It seems straightforward to say that when you buy a…

Tech News

‘The next battlefront’: Google unveils airborne delivery drone prototypes

By Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Google Inc is developing airborne drones capable of…

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella will reportedly visit China amid antitrust probe

By Gerry Shih and Paul Carsten BEIJING (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Officer Satya…

Media

Rick Santorum’s plan to destroy Hollywood: Turn churches into movie theaters

Rick Santorum has fired a warning shot across Hollywood’s bows with proposals to build a…

Friend of Philip Seymour Hoffman cleared of selling heroin to actor

A friend of Philip Seymour Hoffman who was arrested in the wake of the Oscar-winning…

U.S. News

WA prosecutor investigated for sending wanted felon bikini pics, helping him elude police

Authorities are investigating the relationship between a Spokane County deputy prosecutor and a six-time convicted…

Obama has ‘no strategy yet’ as Islamic State jihadists commit another atrocity in Syria

US President Barack Obama admitted Thursday that he still does not have a strategy to…

Utah considers appeal of federal judge’s ‘Sister Wives’ bigamy ruling

Utah’s attorney general said Wednesday he was considering an appeal of a U.S. federal judge’s…

Duo Facebooks selfie with OD’d friend before dumping his body because he ‘smelled bad’

A Missouri man and woman are under arrest after police say they dumped the body…

No charges in Uzi shooting by 9-year-old girl, as tourists flock to reopened Arizona gun range

County law enforcement officials in Arizona said on Thursday no criminal charges are pending after…

World

Religious parents ignite frantic search after snatching critically ill boy from UK hospital

Police in Great Britain are urgently searching for a 5-year-old boy suffering from a brain tumor, who was snatched from…

After Ferguson, UN says police brutality against US minorities ‘an ongoing issue of concern’

The U.N. racism watchdog urged the United States on Friday to halt the excessive use of force by police after…

UK terror threat raised to ‘severe’ for first time since 2001

British Home Secretary Theresa May said Friday the country’s terror threat risk level was being raised to “severe”, meaning an…

Report: Islamic State waterboarded James Foley and other captives in Syria

Washington (AFP) – At least four Western hostages held by the Islamic State in Syria, including murdered American journalist James…

Opposition party storms out as Turkish Premier Edrogan is sworn in as new president

Ankara (AFP) – Turkey’s outgoing premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan was sworn in as president on Thursday, extending his decade-long rule,…

Israeli police find body in search for missing US student

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli police and volunteers found a body near a forest in Jerusalem on Thursday while searching for…

Syria rebels support US air strikes against Islamic State jihadists

In Syria’s Aleppo, devastated by two years of fighting and regime attacks, rebels and activists are eager for US strikes…

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