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Study: Catastrophic Heat in 30 Years

Einstein's brain a wonder of connectedness

Albert Einstein had a colossal corpus callosum. And when it comes to this particular piece of neural real estate, it's pretty clear that size matters.<p>Chances are, that brawny bundle of white matter cleaving the Swiss physicist's brain from front to back is part of what made his mind so phenomenally …

The Brain

Radiation Levels Near Fukushima Reactor Hit 2-Year High

TOKYO, Oct 10 (Reuters) - Radiation levels in seawater just outside one of the damaged Fukushima reactors spiked this week to the highest level in two years, the operator of the crippled Japanese nuclear plant said on Thursday.<p>Radiation levels on Wednesday, the day six workers were exposed to …

Syria rebels executed civilians, says Human Rights Watch

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Debt ceiling crisis has other nations angry and scared

<b>At the start of the current US budget standoff, other countries viewed the situation with a mix of sympathy, concern and bemusement. With the 17 October deadline for raising the debt ceiling approaching, however, the international view has changed to fear and anger.</b><p>While many abroad have considered …

Obama Signs Military Death Benefits Bill

President Barack Obama signed into law a bill providing benefits to the families of fallen troops during the government shutdown on Thursday.<p>The bill, which passed the House and Senate with unanimous approval, guarantees that family members of deceased soldiers continue to receive death gratuities …

Malala, Pakistani Teen Who Survived Taliban Attack, Resented In Hometown

By Mehreen Zahra-Malik<p>MINGORA, Pakistan, Oct 11 (Reuters) - For many of her compatriots, Malala Yousafzai is a stooge of the United States and a CIA agent, a symbol of the West's evils and a global conspiracy to bring down her native Pakistan.<p>She has won the European Union's prestigious human …

As Tanzania's Albino Killings Continue, Unanswered Questions Raise Fears

Targeted by witch doctors and underserved by government, East African albinos face many challenges.<p><i>Part of our weekly "In Focus" series—stepping back, looking closer.</i><p><b>People have been trying to kill Josephat Torner since the day he was born.</b><p>In his rural Tanzania hometown, some encouraged Torner's …

15,000 Workers Won't Get Back Pay After Shutdown

The House of Representatives voted unanimously on Saturday to pay back a half-million federal workers who have been furloughed due to the government shutdown. But for thousands of furloughed workers who aren’t federal employees, no paycheck is coming.<p>The shutdown of national parks has sent home as …

Associated Press News

Syrian Chemical Weapons Site Near Rebel-Held Targets Bombed By Air Force

By Dominic Evans<p>BEIRUT, Oct 11 (Reuters) - Syrian air force warplanes bombarded rebel-held targets close to a major chemical weapons facility on Friday in fighting that highlights the perils facing an international mission to eliminate President Bashar al-Assad's chemical arsenal.<p>The Organisation …

North Korea warns of 'all-out war' as it refuses to sign pact with US

North Korea has issued a fresh warning of an "all-out war", urging the United States to stop military drills and what it described as "nuclear blackmail".<p>The country also refused to sign a non-aggression pact that John Kerry, the US Secretary of State, offered last week on condition of …

North Korea

Room for a deal under budget caps?

Who knew?<p>In an interesting twist, House Republicans are showing more flexibility than their Senate counterparts when it comes to adjusting the appropriations caps under the Budget Control Act.<p>No one expects to replace sequestration entirely. But in an effort to break the ice, there were discussions …

21 Things Less Bad Than Obamacare, According to Ben Carson

Speak­ing at the Val­ues Voters Sum­mit in Wash­ing­ton on Fri­day, con­ser­vat­ive com­ment­at­or Ben Car­son de­clared that “Obama­care is, really …

New talks underway to end government shutdown, lift debt ceiling

WASHINGTON-- The impasse over government spending gave way Friday to a steady stream of negotiations, asRepublicansin the House andSenateandWhite Houseofficials sought to nail down details of an agreement that would both reopen shuttered government agencies and avoid afederal default.<p>In phone calls …