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Self-healing clothes? It could be a possibility thanks to a squid protein

Who needs a sewing kit when you’ve got a squid on hand? Proving once again that Mother Nature really does know best, scientists have discovered the …

Penn State

Groups sue over Navy's plan for war games on Pacific islands

HONOLULU (AP) — Community members and an environmental group sued the U.S. Navy, the Department of Defense and the secretary of defense Wednesday over a plan to turn two Pacific islands into live-fire testing sites.<p>The plan calls for using the islands of Tinian and Pagan in the Commonwealth of the …

Military

Panama Papers reveal scale of offshore firms' African operations

Mossack Fonseca files name hundreds of mining firms, raising concerns about use of tax havens to exploit the continent<p>Offshore companies connected to 44 of Africa’s 54 countries appear in the Panama Papers leak, according to new research.<p>More than 1,400 companies in the files of the offshore law …

Corruption

Scientists have detected colliding black holes for the 2nd time — and it’s going to revolutionize our perception of the universe

These gravitational waves were generated by two black holes — eight and 14 times the mass of the sun — merging together 1.4 billion light years away from Earth.<p>This produced a spinning black hole 21 times the mass of the sun. It also released enough energy to rival the mass of the Sun in the form …

LIGO

Universe's first life might have been born on carbon planets

Our Earth consists of silicate rocks and an iron core with a thin veneer of water and life. But the first potentially habitable worlds to form might …

Universe

Genes Are Overrated

Their discovery wasn’t predestined, nor do they dictate our destinies—and current ideas about them may die.<p>In the Darwinian struggle of scientific ideas, the gene is surely among the select. It has become the foundation of medicine and the basis of vigorous biotechnology and pharmaceutical …

Genetics

Experts Held a Secret Meeting to Consider Building a Human Genome From Scratch

Earlier this week, over a hundred scientists, lawyers, and entrepreneurs gathered to discuss the radical possibility of creating a synthetic human …

CIA chief 'poisoned by Pakistan spies' after Osama bin Laden raid

The CIA director who oversaw the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden suspected that he was poisoned by Pakistani spies weeks later, according to a new report.<p>Mark Kelton, the agency’s Pakistan chief in 2011, was pulled out of Islamabad suffering from a violent stomach illness two months after the …

Mississippi Prison Boss Defends Repossessing Inmates To Cover Budget Shortfall

On Thursday, The Huffington Post reported that local officials across Mississippi have grown deeply concerned about revenue losses stemming from a recent decline in the prison population. On Friday, Marshall Fisher, commissioner of the Mississippi Department of Corrections, fired back.<p>When the …

Local Economies