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Dozens missing in Brazil mine disaster, death toll uncertain

MARIANA, Brazil (Reuters) - Rescue teams searched through mud and debris on Friday for dozens of people missing after a pair of dams collapsed at a Brazilian mine owned by two of the world’s biggest iron ore producers.<p>Walls of water filled with mining waste cascaded downhill when the dams burst on …

Cleveland Cavs' Tristan Thompson Is Already Worth His Huge New Contract

CLEVELAND — Tristan Thompson's return to the Cleveland Cavaliers was supposed to be quick and easy.<p>After all, Thompson is viewed as nothing more than a role player to most. A backup with little-to-no offensive game. A poor shooter and shot-blocker who has a lot of room to develop.<p>A max-money type …

Sex, Death and Mushrooms

The forest air is sweet and winy with decay. It’s raining hard. I wipe drops of cold water from the tip of my nose, open an umbrella and ready myself for a walk with my old friend Nick, emeritus professor of the history of science and amateur mycologist. For the last 15 years I’ve accompanied him …

Spacewalkers Encounter Leaking Ammonia, NASA Says No Danger

Innovation<p>Spacewalking astronauts encountered leaking ammonia and minor glove damage while performing plumbing work outside the International Space Station on Friday, but NASA said neither issue posed an immediate threat.<p>NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren reported intermittent flakes of toxic ammonia …

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Why The Obama Administration Rejected The Keystone XL Pipeline

Nothing's coming down that pipe<p>Obama just called TransCanada's bluff. Flanked by Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State John Kerry in the White House's Roosevelt Room, Obama officially announced the rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline.<p>In his remarks, Obama noted that the pipeline had …

Anonymous leaks identities of 350 alleged Ku Klux Klan members

List of names and social media accounts mentioned alleged FBI informants and those who already publicly identify as members of white supremacist group<p>The hacking collective Anonymous has begun its promised leak of the identities of members of the Ku Klux Klan with a data dump of the names of more …

Did The Language You Speak Evolve Because Of The Heat?

English bursts with consonants. We have words that string one after another, like angst, diphthong and catchphrase. But other languages keep more vowels and open sounds. And that variability might be because they evolved in different habitats.<p>Consonant-heavy syllables don't carry very well in …

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