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Why the Gandhi family’s strongest living politician has never entered politics

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has long been considered one of India’s ruling Congress Party’s untapped assets. The granddaughter of former prime minister Indira Gandhi, she not only bears a striking resemblance, but also shares her charisma and natural political skills—gifts her brother Rahul lacks.<p>In the …

India

Residents evacuated from homes as Peru volcano spews ash

Four thousand people living near Peru's most active volcano are being evacuated from their homes.<p>Ubinas recently began spewing ash clouds up to 4km (two miles) high.<p>An eruption of cinder and toxic gases from Ubinas in 2006 killed livestock and forced a similar evacuation.<p>Jose Machare from the …

Natural Disasters

Associated Press News

New Test Could Diagnose Asthma With A Single Drop Of Blood

The test works by gauging the speed of white blood cells.<p>While some symptoms of asthma, like wheezing, are obvious, a diagnosis of asthma is not always clear cut, especially if they don't occur when patients are with their doctors, and involve trials of lung function and tests for allergies. But …

Medicine

SpaceX: CRS3 launch attempt today.

<i>Update, April 18 at 19:40 UTC: The Falcon 9 lifted off on time at 19:25 UTC, and the launch went perfectly. Just under 11 minutes later the Dragon</i> …

This Is Big: Scientists Just Found Earth's First Cousin

Meet Kepler-186f, the closest thing to our planet ever discovered—and maybe our best shot at locating life elsewhere in the universe.<p>Right now, 500 light years away from Earth, there's a planet that looks a lot like our own. It is bathed in dim orangeish light, which at high noon is only as bright …

The 10 Best Bond Villains

<b>James Bond is often only</b> as good as his villains, which is why the Internet went nuts when rumors began circulating late last week that 007's next adversary might be played by Chiwetel Ejiofor. The Oscar-nominated <i>12 Years a Slave</i> star would be not only the rare black actor to face off against Bond …

Construction

Unique Pop Fine Art by Limpfish

It's always a great day when you find a real slick set of works like these by artist David Barton, aka Limpfish. These are his take on famous fine …

Art