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Michelle Obama complains about money's influence on politics, then asks for 'fat check'

First lady Michelle Obama is complaining on the fundraising circuit about the evils of money in politics -- while also asking Democratic Party supporters to “write a big fat check” before the November elections.<p>“So, yeah, there’s too much money in politics,” Obama said during a fundraiser Thursday …

Russia vows to veto UN resolution on Syria

Resolution would authorise international criminal court to look into allegations against Syrian government and opposition<p>Russia has said it will veto a UN resolution to refer the Syrian conflict to the international criminal court (ICC) if it comes to a vote in the security council, after nearly 60 …

Kim Jong Un Visits North Korea Children’s Hospital

Newly-released pictures show Kim Jong Un visiting children at a hospital and orphanage in the North Korean capital.<p>The images show Kim and his wife Ri Sol Ju being greeted by youngsters at the Taesongsan General Hospital in Pyongyang.<p>The photos were released just days after Kim's government …

North Korea

China in damage control mode as terror attacks spread beyond Xinjiang

Experts say that without resolving restive region's underlying problems, shows of force by security forces may be only a patch<p>The attacks began decades ago. The assailants used knives, guns, even grenades. They ambushed police officers and officials in places few had heard of: Akto, Kuqa, Xinhe and …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

Canadian private equity’s $1-trillion question Subscriber content<p>Minimum wage Minimum-wage hike spurs Ontario businesses to cut benefits, hours<p>Tim Hortons slams franchisees for response to Ontario minimum-wage hike<p>The real reason for Bay Street's online trading outages: Intense investor demand …

Can You Raise “Happy Meat” Without Letting Animals Outside?

<b>I have a friend who didn’t eat meat for a decade.</b><p>Recently she decided to add it back to her diet, but with one stipulation. When we discuss which restaurant to go to, she’ll say: “I want to make sure they have happy meat.”<p>Whenever she says this it makes me smile, but lately I hear myself saying it, …

Agriculture

Nearest hypervelocity star found speeding through space at 1 million mph

Astronomers think hypervelocity stars happen when the galaxy’s central back hole captures one of two stars in a binary system and slingshots the …

Astrophysics

Global scientific output doubles every nine years

It’s a common complaint among academics: today’s researchers are publishing too much, too fast. But just how fast is the mass of scientific output …

Clinical Trials

Our electronics are getting birds lost at night

Migratory songbirds lose their sense of direction in large urban areas<p>Songbirds are restless creatures, and scientists have learned to take advantage of that trait to study their migration. In one famous experiment, researchers place a bird in a cage equipped with sensors. When night falls, the …

Birds

Scientists Just Created The Best Simulation Of The Universe Ever

A new simulation of the evolution of the universe is one of the most accurate ever created. The model, developed by a team of scientists led by Mark Vogelsberger at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, traces the history of the universe from shortly after its birth to present day and captures …

Astrophysics

Chemists Expand Nature's Genetic Alphabet

For the first time, scientists have expanded life's genetic alphabet, by inserting two unnatural, man-made "letters" into a bacterium's DNA, and by showing that the cell's machinery can copy them.<p>The advance means that scientists have a new tool for exploring how life encodes information, which …

Putin to Ukraine rebels: postpone secession vote

DONETSK, Ukraine/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin called on pro-Moscow separatists in Ukraine to postpone a vote on secession just five days before it was to be held, potentially pulling Ukraine back from the brink of violent dismemberment.<p>It was the first sign the Kremlin leader …