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Frantic campaigning on eve of New Hampshire vote

<b>(CNN) —</b> The race to the New Hampshire primary is getting nastier by the hour as presidential candidates desperately seek to woo undecided voters on the eve of a contest that could change the dimensions of the White House race.<p>Donald Trump and Jeb Bush are trading deeply personal taunts, Marco Rubio …

Mutant sperm-factories spread in testes

<b>Mutant sperm-factories spread in men's testicles as they age to increase the risk of children with genetic diseases, researchers have shown.</b><p>Millions of spermatogonia produce a constant supply of sperm in the testes.<p>But the University of Oxford study showed mutant spermatogonia gain a "tumour-like" …

Google will begin showing anti-ISIS ads to counter terrorism

Not all weapons have a trigger, but that doesn't make them any less effective. No, I'm not talking about bombs, but rather about Google's new strategy to use its highly targeted advertising system in the battle against ISIS. Last week, Anthony House, the senior manager for public policy and …

21 Recipes We're Bookmarking Just for the Marinades

These recipes all have one thing in common: Awesome, versatile mariandes.<p>These recipes are perfect as-is—but we'll be honest: Most of the time, we just use them for the versatile, crazy-flavorful marinades.

Cooking

Bill McKibben: What the Paris conference on climate change can do for planet Earth

Starting Monday, diplomats and scientists, activists and heads of state at the 2015 U.N. climate change conference in Paris will scramble to reach the first truly global agreement on the greatest problem the planet has ever faced. It will make for compelling headlines, but it's not the real story. …

Climate

In 40 million years, Mars may have a ring (and one fewer moon)

Nothing lasts forever – especially Phobos, one of the two small moons orbiting Mars. The moonlet is spiraling closer and closer to the Red Planet on its way toward an inevitable collision with its host. But a new study suggests that pieces of Phobos will get a second life as a ring around the rocky …

Apples, Apples Everywhere: 9 Easy Recipes For Fall's Favorite Fruit

Apple season is here -- time to round up the kids and get picking! After you've Instagrammed all of those adorable orchard pics, you've got to figure out what to do with all of those apples. From breakfast to dessert, here are nine easy recipes to help you use them all up.<p>Apple season is here -- …

Recipes

Anti-abortion groups demand Portrait Gallery remove Planned Parenthood founder bust

Anti-abortion activists held a rally Thursday outside the National Portrait Gallery to demand the Washington museum remove a bust of Margaret Sanger, a controversial eugenicist who founded the organizations that later became Planned Parenthood.<p>The modern-day abortion provider has come under …

Police fear as many as 50 migrants dead inside lorry left by Austrian motorway

Remains of people who are thought to have suffocated discovered in lorry abandoned on hard shoulder of motorway in east of country<p>The bodies of at least 20 migrants – and possibly as many as 40 or 50 – have been found inside a parked lorry in eastern Austria, police said on Thursday, in a grim …

What Color Were Dinosaur Feathers? We May Soon Know

Science News<p>The news that many dinosaurs were likely covered in a thick layer of feathers may make them seem a little less imposing — but it also means they may have been intensely colorful. Now scientists have found that the few feathers that survived the fossilization process may hold a clue to …

Organic Chemistry

In Space, Every Goodbye Could Be Our Last

Science & InnovationNo Place Like Home<p>Getting to know a new place in space is kind of like becoming familiar with a new city: It reveals itself slowly, a patch of terrain or a new neighborhood here, a curious landform or hidden garden there. Over time, all those pieces assemble themselves into an …

Scientists Find A Double Black Hole Inside A Nearby Quasar

Two holes in one!<p>The brightest objects in the universe have massive black holes at their hearts.<p>Quasars (“quasi-stellar radio sources”) can be brighter than entire galaxies, and they’re thought to be fueled by the friction and heat of stuff that’s getting swallowed up by a black hole. (Although …

Teacher describes handling gun-wielding teen hostage taker

"I knew if I lost my composure, this is going to end badly," Smith told The Associated Press in an interview Thursday. "He told me I was going to die today and I believed that."<p>That the hostage crisis ended with no one killed or even hurt at Philip Barbour High School is largely due to Smith, whose …

CDC reports 11 cases of human plague since April

<b>(CNN) —</b> Since April 1, there have been 11 cases of human plague in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. Three of those patients have died. This is according to a new report from the CDC putting doctors on alert that the number of cases this year seems to …

Public Health

Mass grave reveals prehistoric warfare in ancient European farming community

Shattered skulls and shin bones of 7000-year-old skeletons may point to torture and mutilation not previously observed in early Neolithic Linear Pottery culture<p>The chance discovery of a mass grave crammed with the battered skeletons of ancient Europeans has shed light on the lethal violence that …

Egypt charges police officer for activist's death

Egypt's state prosecutor has referred a police officer to trial for allegedly shooting to death a leftist female protester during a peaceful rally in central Cairo.<p>The police officer, who was not named by the prosecution on Tuesday, will stand trial before a criminal court.<p>The death of Shaima …

U.S. Returns Dozens Of Looted Artifacts To Iraq

The U.S. returned dozens of artifacts to the Iraqi government Monday. The cultural treasures, some dating back more than 4,000 years, were looted from Iraq and smuggled into the United States.<p>Perhaps the most spectacular item on display at a handover ceremony at the Iraqi Embassy in Washington, …

Egypt tightening visa rule for individual visitors

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt is tightening rules for visas by requiring individual visitors to obtain them at embassies instead of on arrival at Egyptian airports, the Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday, a move that may make it harder to revive the tourism industry.<p>Security sources, however, said the …

Israel Goes to the Polls: Pictures

Things to Know about California's sea lion crisis

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — More than 1,800 starving sea lion pups have washed up on California beaches since Jan. 1 and 750 are being treated in …

Pakistan hangs 12 in largest execution since ban overturned

An unofficial moratorium on capital punishment was lifted in December and on Tuesday, among those executed was a man who said he was arrested when he was 16<p><b>Pakistan</b> hanged 12 convicts on Tuesday, the interior ministry said, amid a growing uproar over plans to execute a man whose lawyers say was 14 …

These Five States Could Legalize Marijuana in 2016

On Friday, Nevada lawmakers adjourned without voting on a petition submitted by residents to legalize marijuana and regulate it like alcohol. That …

An Iraqi Sunni town celebrates rout of Islamic State

The man fiddled with a padlock securing a gate outside a convenience store. Once it was open, he gingerly stepped toward the entrance, holding his breath as he walked in.<p>He surveyed the room, taking in the shards of glass and upturned boxes littering the floor. The counter was pushed haphazardly to …

Islam

Militias destroy Iraqi villages, displace thousands: rights group

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Iraqi Shi’ite militias unleashed a campaign of “deliberate and wanton destruction” as they rampaged through dozens of villages last year after driving Islamic State fighters out of the northern town of Amerli, rights activists said on Wednesday.<p>The militias, …

Somali Islamists kill four in cross-border attack on Kenyan town

ISIOLO, Kenya (Reuters) - Somali Islamist militants killed at least four people during a raid on a Kenyan town near the border with Somalia, police said on Wednesday.<p>Hooded gunmen attacked a shop in the northeastern town of Wajir, about 100 km (60 miles) from the Somali border, firing guns and …

Arab-Israeli 'Joint List' emerges as third power in Knesset

While the Likud party may have made a stronger than expected showing in the tightly fought Israeli election, a bigger surprise has been the performance by the so-called Joint LIst.<p>It’s made up of an alliance of Arab Israeli parties and has emerged in third place.<p>While unlikely to join a government …

Seven killed in Helmand blast amid Afghan forces offensive

LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Seven people were killed and 20 wounded on Wednesday when a truck exploded outside the governor’s compound in Afghanistan’s southern Helmand province, officials said, amid a major operation by Afghan forces to clear Taliban fighters.<p>Men transport the victim of a …

Palestinians denounce Netanyahu, vow to keep up statehood push

Palestinians signaled on Wednesday that if a right-wing new government takes command in Israel, they will enlist the help of the international community in pursuing their statehood bid and pressing war-crimes action against Israel.<p>With nearly all the ballots counted by Wednesday morning, Prime …

Israel