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Walk for Your Lives! Deadly Giant Snails Are Invading Texas

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A Houston woman discovered a giant African land snail in her garden—a slimy horror of a creature …

Up to Half a Million People Want to Spend the Rest of Their Lives on Mars

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>If you thought the Mars One mission (a.k.a. the one-way ticket to the Red Planet in the name of …

Gay marriage passes in Minnesota House

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A pivotal vote Thursday in the Minnesota House positioned that state to become the 12th in the country to allow gay marriages and the first in the Midwest to pass such a law out of its Legislature.<p>The 75-59 vote was seen as the critical step for the measure, which would allow …

Vermont Assisted Suicide Bill Passes State Senate

Vermonters in favor of doctor-assisted suicides are one step closer to seeing legislation enacted.<p>The Vermont State Senate voted 17-13 on Wednesday to pass the Patient Choice and Control at End Of Life Act. S. 77's stated purpose is to "allow, subject to appropriate safeguards, a mentally competent …

Nigeria: Maiduguri hospital shut 'over police assault'

<b>Doctors have closed the main hospital in Nigeria's north-eastern city of Maiduguri in protest at alleged police assaults on staff and patients.</b><p>They say officers became angry because the hospital mortuary was too full to take the bodies of colleagues killed by suspected Islamist militants.<p>One doctor …

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Crisis-burdened Spain and Cyprus are hot spots for women to sell their eggs

Egg donations thrive off the young and desperate. For years, US college campuses have been plastered with signs imploring young women to “donate” their eggs—for $8,000. More recently, the number of women selling their eggs (and men their sperm) soared amid the recession and high unemployment.<p>Now, …

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Malcolm X's grandson killed in Mexico City, US officials confirm

Malcolm Shabazz, grandson of political activist Malcolm X, died while traveling in Mexico, US officials confirmed Friday. He was 28.<p>Two US officials …

Mars One astronaut applications near six-digit mark

About a month ago, a rather ambitious plan was unveiled – to colonize Mars with astronauts who will never return to Earth. With such a harsh reality …