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Senegal rape: 11-year-old girl denied abortion gives birth to twin boys

Girl describes ordeal of attack and premature childbirth, and speaks of her anger at being unable to attend school<p>The 10-year-old girl who was raped but unable to terminate her pregnancy due to Senegal's ban on abortion has given birth to twin boys.<p>In an interview with the Senegalese women lawyers' …

Woman creates 'Don't Forget Baby' signs to cut down on hot car deaths

<b>HOUSTON</b> - Temperatures will reach nearly 90 degrees by the end of the week and it's the time of year when leaving anyone in a hot car can be …

Naked Dallas Man Jumps in Car, Chokes Female Driver

For at that seemingly care-free moment, a naked (and presumably very sweaty and stinky and probably hairy) man plunges into your car headfirst …

EMILY MILLER: Hillary Clinton can't shoot straight on gun control

Hillary Clinton’s views on gun control change as frequently as her hairstyles.<p>The former secretary of State has veered from calling for a national registry to win a Senate seat in New York to recalling a childhood spent duck hunting when running for president. Now, she has swung back to her more …

Reports: Charges for Chinese spying

Federal prosecutors will this morning unveil indictments charging Chinese government officials with stealing U.S. trade secrets through cyberespionage, according to media reports.<p>The move will roil relations between the two nations, the world’s largest pair of trading partners. Bilateral relations …

The Scientific Reason You Should Trust Your Gut

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>“Trust your gut” is old advice, but it turns out, it’s scientifically sound advice as well.<p>If it’s your brain that’s making the decisions, then what’s your gut got to do with it? There are a few factors to consider behind trusting your …

The Brain

An 'unstoppable,' cataclysmic glacier meltdown is already underway

Two separate studies released this week are announcing a bleak future for the West Antarctic Ice Sheet — and an accompanying sea-level rise across the globe. Both groups of researchers conclude that global warming is accelerating the disintegration of large parts of the ice sheets, and that the …

Do We Need A 'Magna Cortica' For Brain Rights?

Think-tank the Institute for the Future says we do. What would that look like?<p>If you could permanently change your brain to work better, would you? Or, maybe more importantly, would you have the right to?<p>Over at _The Atlantic,_ there's an excellent rundown of think-tank the Institute for the …

Genetics

'Chameleon' Vine Looks Like Whatever Tree It Climbs

The more you adapt, the better you survive<p>Chameleons aren’t the only species that excel at mimicry, as biology professor Ernesto Gianoli discovered in Chile’s temperate rainforests.<p>The woody vine <i>Boquila trifoliolata</i>, Boquila for short, is a climbing plant, and has the abilities to mimic the leaves …

Nature

Five perplexing questions about computers in 2039

Twenty-five years from now, what issues and fears will we have about our deeper interaction with computers? New Scientist magazine sifted through predictions from leading researchers in the field. And if they’re right, we’ll be discussing, worrying about and debating everything from extreme surgery …

Singularity

This Plastic Is Made Of Shrimp Shells

It's called shrilk, and no, it won't cause allergic reactions.<p>There ain't no reason why we can't replace plastic with something biodegradable. Here's one option: a material called shrilk. It is made from a chemical in shrimp shells called chitosan, a version of chitin--the second-most abundant …

Biodegradation

A Billboard That Purifies the Air Around It

His brain injury made him a math genius: Science explains why

Scientists explain Jason Padgett’s rare syndrome, and examine the possibility that we all have dormant abilities<p>In his memoir, "Struck By Genius: How a Brain Injury Made Me a Mathematical Marvel", excerpted by Salon, Jason Padgett explains how a brain injury radically altered how he sees the world …

New super-heavy Element 117 confirmed by scientists

Atoms of a new super-heavy element the as-yet-unnamed element 117 have reportedly been created by scientists in Germany, moving it closer to being officially recognized as part of the standard periodic table.<p>Researchers at the GSI Helmholtz Center for Heavy Ion Research, an accelerator laboratory …