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Why the US locks up prisoners for life

<b>Life sentences that truly mean a lifetime in prison are rare in the UK but common in the US. Why is this punishment so prevalent in the US?</b><p>Last week, an English court handed a whole-life sentence to Dale Cregan for murdering four people, including two policewomen.<p>That penalty means he will never be …

Why Saudi Arabia Plans To Block Hot Messaging Service WhatsApp Within Weeks

This month the Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) banned Viber, another such tool, which like WhatsApp is hard for the state to monitor and deprives telecom companies of revenue from international calls and texts.<p>The kingdom appears to be making a greater push for more …

Census: Smartphones Bridging Digital Divide

Smartphones appear to be increasing the rates in which blacks and Hispanics access the Internet, helping reduce disparities with whites and Asians, a government report said Monday.<p>The U.S. Census Bureau survey was the first time the agency asked respondents about whether they used smartphones to go …

Light Pollution Is Killing Endangered Sea Turtles

Orbital pictures of the region, coupled with sea turtle nesting data from Israel's National Parks Authority, revealed that the species of turtles in that area cluster their nests in darker spots.<p>"The two species of sea turtle in our study are nocturnal nesters. It is thought that the light …

Zoology

Students feel unprepared for world of work

Business News<p>A college education is no guarantee of a job and even if they secure internships, a quarter of college students feel unprepared for the working world, according to a survey released on Tuesday.<p>Graduates face the reality of unemployment among 20- to 24-year-olds at over 13 percent and …

College & University

White children nearly a minority, says US census

<b>For the first time, half (49.9%) of American children under the age of five are of a racial or ethnic minority, according to the US Census Bureau.</b><p>The agency projected that in the US, whites would become a minority in the under-five age group this year or next.<p>The 2012 data also found that for the …

British Honeybees Are Getting Wiped Out At Record Rates

Over the 2012-2013 winter season, 34 honeybee colonies of every 100 were lost on average — more than double that of the previous year.<p>Widespread die-offs are being blamed largely on bad weather and a late spring, BBKA said in their report.<p>An exceptionally rainy season — the summer of 2012 was the …

Honey Bees

China: students go for foreign universities | Financial Times

Chinese high school students are increasingly shunning the National College Entrance exam (Gaokao in Chinese), and turning instead to international …

World Population May Reach 11 Billion By 2100

By: Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer<p>Published: 06/14/2013 10:54 AM EDT on LiveScience<p>The world's population could reach 11 billion by the year 2100, according to a new statistical analysis.<p>That represents 800 million more people than was forecast in 2011. Most of that increase comes because …