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Ranchers set to fight back against vegetarian 'fake meat'

Companies like Impossible Foods and Beyond Meat are combining plant-based ingredients and science, rather than animals, to create fake-meat burgers and other products that taste like the real thing.<p>Now U.S. Cattlemen's Association is looking to draw a line in the sand.<p>The association launched what …

Agriculture

Teens Fleeing Polygamous Communities Could Get More Legal Protection From Their Parents

(SALT LAKE CITY) — Teenagers fleeing polygamous communities would get more legal protection from parents who could expose them to sexual abuse or …

Religion

Syrian troops launch ground offensive despite U.N. demand for cease-fire, witnesses say

Syrian government troops have launched a ground offensive in eastern Ghouta, witnesses said, clashing with rebel forces hours after the U.N. Security Council unanimously passed a resolution calling for a 30-day cease-fire across Syria.<p>Witnesses told NBC News that within minutes of the resolution …

Middle East

Vandals strike German food bank with anti-Nazi graffiti

The non-profit in the city of Essen has found itself at the center of a national debate about xenophobia. The manager of the food bank worries that …

Germany

Papua New Guinea hit by 7.5 earthquake

A magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck in the middle of Papua New Guinea on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.<p>The quake struck about 55 miles southwest of Porgera in the Pacific island nation at a depth of about 23 miles, according to the agency.<p>No tsunami watches or warnings were issued from the …

Natural Disasters

The Latest: Body found in submerged vehicle in Kentucky

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Latest on severe weather that moved through parts of the US (all times local):<p>2:15 p.m.<p>Authorities in western Kentucky say they've found a body inside a submerged vehicle.<p>The Henderson Fire Department says on its Facebook page that it assisted in the recovery of the …

Weather

The Best Car In America Isn't German, Japanese or American. It's, Wait, Who?

This might come as a surprise.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Some things are obvious.<p>Some, however, creep up on you very, very quietly.<p>One of them has become America's best car.<p>Well, when I say <i>best</i>, I mean according to Consumer …

Business Strategy

Trump says military parade would be great for country's spirit

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump says a military parade in Washington could take place on Veterans Day or the Fourth of July, adding that it would be "something great for the spirit of the country."<p>"The generals would love to do it, I tell you, and so would I," Trump told Fox News' Jeanine …

Jeanine Pirro

French Food Waste Law Changing How Grocery Stores Approach Excess Food

Every morning at a supermarket called Auchan in central Paris, Magdalena Dos Santos has a rendezvous with Ahmed "Doudou" Djerbrani, a driver from the French food bank.<p>Dos Santos, who runs the deli section of the store, is in charge of supervising the store's food donations. She sets aside prepared …

Agriculture

He's Back! Shirtless Tonga Flag Bearer Helps Close Out 2018 Winter Olympics Alongside Lindsey Vonn

Who better to help close out the 2018 Winter Olympics than everyone’s favorite hunky Tongan?<p>Pita Taufatofua was back —and shirtless — at Sunday’s …

Winter Olympics

China sets stage for Xi to stay in office indefinitely

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's ruling Communist Party on Sunday set the stage for President Xi Jinping to stay in office indefinitely, with a proposal to remove a constitutional clause limiting presidential service to just two terms in office.<p>Since taking office more than five years ago, Xi has …

China

North Korea calls new US economic sanctions 'act of war'

North Korea's response comes days after the United States announced the 'heaviest sanctions ever' against Pyongyang.<p>North Korea's government has heavily criticised new economic sanctions by the United States, calling them "act of war" on Sunday.<p>"Like we have said repeatedly, we would consider any …

North Korea

How Social Conservatism Fueled Russia’s HIV Epidemic

Putin turned to the Orthodox Church to help consolidate his rule. And the Church cracked down on sensible approaches to sexually transmitted diseases. Now, Russia has a crisis on its hands.<p>MOSCOW—Nika Ivanova was 18 when she first learned about HIV. By then, it was too late.<p>Sitting in a sterile …

Public Health

Christian leaders shut Jerusalem's Holy Sepulchre church

A group of Christian leaders have closed the famous Church of the Holy Sepulchre in protest at Israeli taxation and land policy. In a statement, they …

Catholicism

Man used hunting knife in brutal slaying at Massachusetts library, authorities say

A man armed with a hunting knife stabbed a woman to death Saturday inside a public library in Massachusetts, authorities said.<p>The suspect -- identified as Jeffrey Yao, 23 -- allegedly approached the 22-year-old woman from behind as she was seated at a table in the reading room of Winchester Public …

Crime

Make Tender Meat With This Secret Ingredient

If you have ever volunteered to cook the Thanksgiving turkey, you are probably familiar with the concept of brining; soaking the bird in a mixture of …

Cooking

Watch Olympic snowboarder nearly collide with squirrel on the slopes

Daniela Ulbing’s Olympic dreams were put in jeopardy by one daredevil squirrel with a death wish.<p>The Austrian snowboarder was competing in the …

Squirrels

Millennials Are No More Liberal On Gun Control Than Elders, Polls Show

High school students across the United States have been leading the call for more gun control since the school shooting in Parkland, Fla.<p>Some have called them the "voice of a generation on gun control" that may be able to turn the tide of a long-simmering debate.<p>But past polling suggests that …

Guns

Abbreviated Science Round-up: Citizen science, a star is un-born, and more mole rat news

×<p>Tag History<p>AbbreviatedScienceRound-up created by Mark Sumner at 02/24/2018 08:53 AM<br>• asr AbbreviatedScienceRound-up created by Mark Sumner at …

Science

Egypt uncovers ancient necropolis south of Cairo

MINYA, Egypt (Reuters) - Egyptian archaeologists have discovered an ancient necropolis containing 40 stone sarcophagi, about 1,000 small statues and a necklace charm bearing the hieroglyphic inscription "happy new year".<p>Antiquities minister Khaled El-Enany said on Saturday the discovery near Tuna …

Archaeology

‘Kick-Ass’ Creator Mark Millar Says Marvel’s Box Office Success Over DC Is Easy To Understand

Mark Millar’s connections to both Marvel and DC properties dates back to the 90s when he was under the wing of Grant Morrison and got his hands on titles like <i>Swamp Thing</i> and <i>JLA</i>. He then channeled these characters in his own style with his run on <i>The Authority</i> with Frank Quitely before getting a shot …

Comics

Overwatch’s Zenyatta officially takes his first steps, and it’s kinda cringey

Ask and ye shall receive, Overwatch League fan<p>Zenyatta, as <i>Overwatch</i> fans well know, does not walk. The omnic monk floats about the playing field, rising from his seated, vaguely Buddhist meditative posture only for an emote or two, but he never touches the ground. At an Overwatch League event …

Overwatch League

Congress releases redacted, declassified Democratic memo

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two weeks after President Donald Trump blocked the full release of a classified Democratic memo, the House intelligence committee published a redacted version of the document that aims to counter a narrative that Republicans on the committee have promoted for months — that the FBI …

Donald Trump

Billy Graham's body arrives at namesake library

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Admirers took photos on their phones, fire trucks parked on freeway overpasses and police officers saluted as a motorcade carrying the body of the Rev. Billy Graham crossed the evangelist's beloved home state of North Carolina for four hours Saturday from his mountain chapel …

San Diego

The Best and Worst Biscuits from Fast Food Restaurants

The biscuit is a simple thing. It's one of the cornerstones of American comfort food, evoking basic ingredients, simpler times, and perhaps an auntie …

Breakfast

Olympians Are Using Nonalcoholic Beer As Recovery Drinks. Here's The Science

In Greek mythology, the Olympians were said to drink ambrosia, which bestowed upon them immortality. Occasionally, athletic heroes like Heracles were also gifted a sip. But the myths don't say much about the golden-amber liquid getting them all drunk.<p>Today's Olympians have been swept up in a new …

Alcohol

A List of the Companies Cutting Ties With the N.R.A.

Eight days after a gunman with an AR-15 rifle killed 17 people at a high school in Parkland, Fla., a major bank cut ties with the National Rifle Association.<p>The bank, the <b>First National Bank of Omaha</b>, was among the first businesses of at least a dozen to scrap special rates or discounts to the five …

NRA

A Harvard professor thinks that tech’s true power comes from design

There’s great risk attached to providing personal information to tech companies through everyday connections—these days, even as you sleep. Harvard professor Latanya Sweeney says the companies’ great power comes not only from the inescapable presence of their creations but from the ability to …

Privacy

India groom killed in Odisha after wedding gift explodes

<b>A newly married man and his grandmother were killed in India when a wedding gift they were opening exploded.</b><p>The man's wife was critically injured in the blast on Friday in the eastern state of Odisha, police said.<p>Soumya Sekhar and Reema Sahu got married on the 18 February and they received the …

Weddings

Venezuela: electoral authority rejects President Maduro's mega-elections

In a setback to President Nicolas Maduro, the CNE announced it would not be able to organize all the elections on one day. The OAS and the US have …

Venezuela