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Dear President Putin, I offer myself for the Arctic 30 http://gu.com/p/3jdcp/fb In an open letter to Vladimir Putin, the executive director of Greenpeace International makes a plea to the Russian president11

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US shutdown: counting the cost in dollars and sense

Once again, the maxim ‘time is money’ fits. It’s been nine days that the American government has been partly shut down; there is still no sign of a finishing line, no budget for 2014 appears close to being decided. Until the President and Republicans sit down for serious talk, Americans will …

Muslim beard row boys now banned from school

Two Muslim schoolboys barred from classes because they would not shave off their beards have now been sent home from their school<p>Both 14-year-olds had been placed in "isolation" from the start of the new term at Mount Carmel Roman Catholic High School in Accrington, Lancashire.<p>Talks were held with …

Saudi King Abdullah's female advisers ask him to let women drive http://gu.com/p/3jddt/fb Members of Shura Council, which makes recommendations to the monarch, challenge conservative Islamic establishment Photograph: Fayez Nureldine/AFP/Getty

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A huge solar farm with molten salt storage is ready to go live in Arizona

Advertisement<p>17 Comments<p>After almost three years of construction, $2 billion in funding, a controversial Department of Energy loan guarantee, and …

UN sued over cholera outbreak in Haiti

The United Nations is being sued by victims of a cholera epidemic on Haiti.<p>Investigators claim leaking sewage at a camp for UN peacekeepers from Nepal was the source of the outbreak.<p>Human rights lawyers have filed a class-action lawsuit seeking compensation of more than 1.5 billion euros.<p>The …

Nobel Goes To Scientists Who Took Chemistry Into Cyberspace

This year's Nobel Prize for chemistry is shared by three international scientists, who moved chemistry out of the lab and into the world of computing.<p>Together they developed tools for studying complex molecules — such as enzymes in the human body and plants' photosynthesis machinery — inside …

Carb-Loading Recipes for Marathons and Distance Running

As race season gets into high gear, it's time for runners to start carb-loading—and we've got 20 starchy recipes to help them do just that, deliciously<p>IT'S MARATHON SEASON. Around the world, runners of all levels are getting ready for the big race—26.2 miles!—and while they've all got different …

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Were the First Artists Mostly Women?

Three-quarters of handprints in ancient cave art were left by women, study finds.<p><b>Women made most of the oldest-known cave art paintings, suggests a new analysis of ancient handprints. Most scholars had assumed these ancient artists were predominantly men, so the finding overturns decades of</b> …

Are Americans dumb? No, it's the inequality, stupid

Are Americans dumb? This is a question that has been debated by philosophers, begrudging foreigners and late night TV talk show hosts for decades. Anyone who has ever watched the Tonight Show's "Jaywalking" segment in which host Jay Leno stops random passersby and asks them rudimentary questions …

Look out Google: Disconnect says its no-track search tool is taking off

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Disconnect, a startup co-founded by a former Google(s goog) engineer, is fast becoming a darling of privacy advocates — and a …

The most beautiful places on Earth – in pictures

As Lonely Planet turns 40 this year, the publisher has picked the most magnificent sights across the globe to be included in a new book entitled Beautiful World, which contains more than 200 images and aims to inspire readers to see the world as they have never seen it before

US to withhold military aid for Egypt

The United States has confirmed it is to withhold deliveries of tanks, helicopters and fighter aircraft as well as cash from Egypt’s military-backed government.<p>The decision will slash the US’s annual $1.3bn aid package to Egypt with only education and health projects continuing to receive …

Libyan prime minister held by armed group after being escorted from a hotel in Tripoli

<b>Latest:</b> Libyan prime minister released after being held by an armed group in Tripoli<p>——————————————————<p>Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan is being held by a group of armed men who escorted him from a hotel in Tripoli.<p>Witnesses say he was taken from the Corinthia Hotel in Tripoli at daybreak by group …