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Worst over? Hackers claim responsibility for gamers' offline misery

Disrupted PlayStation and Xbox networks frustrated gamers much of Friday, one day after going down on one of the busiest gaming days of the year.<p>Neither Sony or Microsoft, which own PlayStation and Xbox, respectively, have had much to say about the outages that have kept millions of its gamers from …

Drug can repair spinal cord injuries, study shows

<b>A drug that can encourage nerves in the spinal cord to grow and repair injuries has been developed by US scientists.</b><p>The study on rats, published in the journal Nature, showed some degree of movement and bladder control could be restored.<p>The drug works by disrupting the "sticky glue" that prevents …

Teacher Pulls 38 Children to Safety During Bus Fire on Florida Highway

U.S. news<p>A math teacher saved the lives of 38 schoolchildren when she pulled over the bus she was driving Wednesday morning moments before it erupted in flames, the Florida Highway Patrol said. Kristina Buhrman's quick actions allowed her to usher out the Polk County middle school students to …

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HIV Is Evolving To Be Less Deadly

HIV is rapidly evolving into a less-dangerous bug and could one day become a disease that’s “almost harmless”.<p>Scientists have observed a surprising increase in the ability of some patients in Africa to live with the virus without getting Aids, the deadly syndrome in which their immune systems …

Rain falls for a second day on parched California

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A storm that saturated California for a second day Wednesday was just what the dry state needed, adding water to depleted …

Police Seize Man’s Property, Freeze Bank Accounts — but It’s the Thing They Still Haven’t Done That’s Staggering

Wladyslaw “Wally” Kowalski was left stunned in September of this year after witnessing police officers raid his home and seize his personal property, including a power generator and expensive tools. His bank accounts were later reportedly frozen, leaving Kowalski incapable of paying bills and …

Why Girls Tend to Get Better Grades Than Boys Do

New research shows that girls are ahead in every subject, including math and science. Do today's grading methods skew in their favor?<p>As the new school year ramps up, teachers and parents need to be reminded of a well-kept secret: Across all grade levels and academic subjects, girls earn higher …