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Second former top Romney aide rebuts Bush whispers about Rubio

A second former top aide to Mitt Romney is rushing to Marco Rubio's defense in response to charges from Jeb Bush's campaign that Rubio was passed over for the VP slot in 2012 because Romney came across unflattering information about him.<p>Last week, U.S. News published an internal Bush campaign …

Russian female astronauts asked how they would cope in space without men and makeup

Space Exploration

Ash trees could be genetically modified to resist dieback disease

Scientists are sequencing the genomes of different ash species in an effort to identify the genes that make some varieties resistant to the disease<p>Genetically-modified ash trees resistant to ash dieback could be used to replace the millions likely to be wiped out by the disease, Government-backed …

The Month In Plagues: A New Malaria Vaccine, Brain-Controlling Parasites, And More

A plague of links from around the web.<p>Your monthly roundup of infestations, contagions, and controls from around the web.<p><b>In disease news</b><p>The Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine went to researchers who discovered treatments for tropical diseases.<p>Researchers from the U.S. picked up a tropical …

Why Did Apollo Lunar Samples Have Amino Acids In Them?

A new study answers the decades-old question<p>Amino acids are fundamental building blocks of life. These molecules combine together into proteins, which are the bricks and mortar that build your body as well as digest your food, repair tissues, and perform other vital functions. So why were there …

Here's the Bizarre, Hilarious Jeopardy! Spoof You Need Right Now

I’ll take “really dumb but somehow really funny spoofs” for $1000, Alex.<p>Say hello to <i>Jeffpardy!</i> It’s just like <i>Jeopardy!,</i> except every contestant is …

Hillary Clinton Tweeted The Most Hilarious Response To The CNBC GOP Debate

Like her fellow Americans, Hillary Clinton watched the largely uneventful CNBC GOP Debate, and she dispatched her live thoughts on her Twitter page throughout the evening. Clinton gave her blow-by-blow thoughts on all the issues covered by the debate, but what really got tongues wagging was this …

Hillary Clinton

One veteran's road to recovery

158 Canadian soldiers died in the Afghanistan mission. But the losses did not end there. A Globe and Mail investigation reveals a disturbing number the military has kept secret: that at least 54 soldiers and vets killed themselves after they returned from war<p>The Canadian army desperately needed men …

Take heart Tories, there are lots of reasons to celebrate. Here’s five places to start

The very worst day in government, goes the saying, is better than the finest in opposition. So it’s utterly unsurprising that staunch Conservatives …

Canada

Daylight saving time: The myths and the truths

<b>(CNN) —</b> Loved by some, loathed by many, daylight saving time has wide-ranging and often surprising implications.<p>From energy use to our very health, here's a look at some of the mythology and facts surrounding DST.<p>MYTH: It saves energy<p>One of the most commonly offered rationales for daylight saving …

The making of a prime minister

The deficit giveth and the deficit taketh away<p>While the Liberals agonized over their deficit options, the NDP had one lonely choice<p>Back in the second …