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Fossils of wolf-sized otter unearthed in China

Siamogale melilutra, which grew up to 2 metres long, frolicked in the country’s south-western wetlands about 6.2m years ago<p>Scientists have unearthed fossils of an otter as big as a wolf that frolicked in rivers and lakes in a lush, warm and humid wetlands region in south-western China about 6.2m …

Mario Balotelli Says He Can Win Ballon D'Or in '2 or 3 Years' After Nice Move

Nice striker Mario Balotelli still believes he can become the best player in the world despite his recent struggles.<p>The Italy international left Liverpool on a free transfer in the summer and got off to a brilliant start in Ligue 1, scoring twice in a 3-2 win against Olympique de Marseille on …

The Kelpies: Scotland's Amazing Giant Horse Head Sculptures

The Kelpies is an enormous installation consisting of two giant horse head sculptures by artist Andy Scott. The 100-foot-tall structures, which were eight years in the making, are inspired by a legend from the artist's Scottish background that tells of a water spirit that takes the shape of a …

University of Georgia stops plant photosynthesis to generate solar power

There's a more efficient way to harvest energy from the backyard than by wiring up hapless critters. Researchers at the University of Georgia have proof: they've discovered a way to generate electricity from plants through hijacking the photosynthesis process. By altering the proteins inside a …

Teen suspended for tweet critical of high school sports

I am writing this with a cold compress on my head and a milk chocolate digestive biscuit in my mouth.<p>Both are to soothe my furrowed thoughts.<p>For this is another tale of peculiarity from the antiseptic-smelling hallways of America's high schools.<p>It has been well-established that strange things …

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Colleges Soak Poor U.S. Students to Funnel Aid to Rich

U.S. colleges such as Boston University are using financial aid to lure rich students while shortchanging the poor, forcing those most in need to …

Benghazi: 5 things we learned

Eights months after the attack that killed four Americans in Libya, the news on Benghazi just kept coming this week.<p>Wednesday’s House committee hearings didn’t result in dramatic revelations — but they were enough for Republicans and their allies to hail them as a major advance in the …

Pakistan goes to polls in landmark election

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/977000/977141_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524651453_be6f7313f7c0e3ddf5c518c449ee3197<p><b>People in Pakistan have taken part in landmark national and provincial polls.</b><p>The vote marks Pakistan's first transition from one civilian government to …

Turkey claims evidence of Syrian chemical weapons use

<b>Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has told US media he has evidence that Syria employed chemical weapons against opposition forces.</b><p>He cited the discovery of missile remains and Syrian patients showing signs of wounds from chemical weapons.<p>Similarly, US Secretary of State John Kerry said …