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Judge orders life support for 13-year-old girl declared brain dead

A judge has ordered an Oakland hospital to keep a girl declared brain dead on life support following what was supposed to be a routine tonsillectomy.<p>At a hearing Friday, both sides in the case agreed to get together and choose a neurologist to further examine 13-year-old Jahi McMath and determine …

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People with HIV Can Live as Long as Uninfected Populations

A new study reports that young people with HIV have a life expectancy similar to that of the general population.<p>Researchers of the new study …

NASA Astronauts End Spacewalk Early After 5 Hours

Two American astronauts conducted an urgent repair outside the International Space Station Saturday during a spacewalk that lasted five hours and 28 …

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Boy, 8, accused of intentionally killing 87-year-old woman in Louisiana

An 8-year-old boy intentionally shot and killed an 87-year-old woman at their home in Slaughter, La., authorities said Friday.<p>Marie Smothers was described only as the boy's "current caregiver." No other information was available on the relationship between the boy and Smothers, who police said was …

Authorities: Georgia shooting suspect had nearly 500 rounds of ammunition

The suspect in a Georgia elementary school shooting who fired six rounds in a front office before surrendering to police had nearly 500 rounds of ammunition with him, authorities said Wednesday.<p>Michael Brandon Hill, 20, walked into Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy in Decatur, Ga., …

Astronaut recounts his near-drowning on spacewalk

The Italian astronaut who nearly drowned in his helmet during a spacewalk on 16 July has shared more details about the experience, revealing how he frantically tried to devise a plan to save himself.<p>Luca Parmitano wrote in his blog, posted on Tuesday, that he stopped being able to see when water …

5 Beloved Scientists Who Were Actually Bullies

Electrocuting animals, stealing credit, self-aggrandizing, and more<p>Unfortunately, scientific genius doesn't necessarily come with superhuman social skills. The great minds on this list may have made significant contributions to their fields, but even hundreds of years later, we're still shaking our …

Syria conflict: chemical weapons blamed as hundreds reported killed

Hundreds of people are believed to have been killed in an apparent gas attack on rebel-held parts of eastern Damascus that is thought to be the most significant use of chemical weapons since thousands of Kurds were gassed by Saddam Hussein in Halabja 25 years ago.<p>Medics, as well as opposition …

Palestinian youth shot dead by Israeli army

A 19-year-old Palestinian boy has been shot dead by Israeli forces at a refugee camp in the Occupied West Bank, Palestinian medical officials have said.<p>Two others were injured in the incident, which happened in the Jenin Refugee Camp earlier on Tuesday.<p>The condition of one of the two injured is …

Hadrian's villa tunnels explored as cavers drop down into hidden city

Amateur cavers have mapped a vast network of tunnels underneath Hadrian's Villa outside Rome, leading archaeologists to radically revise their views of one of ancient Rome's most imposing imperial retreats.<p>Lowering themselves through light shafts found in fields around the 120-hectare (296-acre) …

14th-century poison ring found near Bulgaria’s Kavarna

Bulgarian archaeologists working on the remains of the medieval fortress on Cape Kaliakra, near the town of Kavarna on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast, …

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18 Cats Who Aren't Ready To Go Back To College

Another turning point, a fork stuck in the road.

Franz Josef Land Expedition: The Underwater Colors of the Arctic

Wildlife<p><i>National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Enric Sala is setting off to explore Franz Josef Land, one of the most remote archipelagos in the world, only 900 km from the North Pole. Home to polar bears, whales, seals and more, the team will investigate how global warming may be affecting this</i> …

The 15 Funniest Cat GIFs Of The Summer

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Israel Antiquities Authority examines items left in a dump from the Byzantine period

<b>JERUSALEM</b><b>.-</b> The archaeological excavations on behalf of the Tel Aviv University and the Israel Antiquities Authority have given rise to a mystery. …

Archaeology

6 Reasons to Upgrade to RebelMouse from WordPress

The huge gap between current CMS offerings and what the world needed occurred to me during my time as CTO of The Huffington Post. When we were …

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Mafia fugitive 'spread terror' in Sicily, court hears

A fugitive mafia boss caught hiding in suburbia was a leader of a murderous gang that "spread terror in Sicily", a court heard on Friday.<p>Domenico Rancadore, 64, was denied bail at Westminster magistrates court on the grounds that he has evaded capture since coming to the UK 20 years ago by living …

Perseid Meteor Shower to Flare

Stunning Shipwrecks From War of 1812 Invaded by Mussels

On the bicentennial of the sinking of the armed schooners Hamilton and Scourge in Lake Ontario during the War of 1812, invasive mussels are threatening the remarkably intact shipwrecks.

The African Union versus Egypt | US & Canada

Two days after the Egyptian army overthrew President Mohamed Morsi, the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) suspended Egypt from AU participation. They issued a memo after its session on the situation in Egypt held on July 5, 2013, deciding that the "overthrow of a …

Is that a Workshop, Tour or Seminar [Part II]

In our previous post on this topic we learned that the photo workshop is primarily a teaching venue, with a very structured curriculum leading to …

Digital Photography

Perseid meteor shower: All you need to know

Peak mornings – August 11, 12 and 13 – are moon-free.<p><i>In honor of this weekend’s meteor shower: EarthSky’s meteor shower stuff is 15% OFF! Shop …

Astronomy

The fury of our sun captured in never-before-seen detail

Normally it's harmful to stare at the sun, but for researchers at the NJIT’s Big Bear Solar Observatory, that's their job. Stripping away the danger with its New Solar Telescope (NST), the team used its newly-equipped spectrometer to help capture the clearest images of the sun's atmosphere to date, …

10 Best Underwater Sites to Visit

Some of the most magnificent pieces of architecture in the world have been submerged under water by earthquakes, floods and other geological events. Some of the sites still remain a mystery of how they ended up on the ocean floor. Nowadays, these cities, monuments, palaces, and even some …

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