Linda Ludington

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Octopus Skin Can See Light, No Brain Needed

Look, ma, no eyes<p>Seeing without eyes might seem impossible, but for some cephalopods like octopuses, it's entirely normal.<p>They may not be able to see details, but it turns out that some cephalopods' skin contains proteins called opsins that are sensitive to light. A new study in the <i>Journal of</i> …

Zoology

Science Seeks to Unlock Marijuana Secrets

As the once-vilified drug becomes more accepted, researchers around the world are trying to understand how it works and how it might fight disease.<p>There’s nothing new about cannabis, of course. It’s been around humankind pretty much forever.<p>In Siberia charred seeds have been found inside burial …

Amtrak derailment: Train was traveling 106 mph through curve; emergency brakes used

The Amtrak train that derailed in Philadelphia, killing at least seven people, was traveling 106 mph as it moved through a curve where the speed limit was 50, the National Transportation Safety Board announced on Wednesday.<p>The unnamed engineer slammed on the emergency braking system and the speed …

Nepal's latest earthquake: Dozens killed; fears over remote areas

<i>Have you been affected? Tell us your experiences</i> but stay safe<p><b>Kathmandu, Nepal (CNN) —</b> The death toll climbed Wednesday from Nepal's second major earthquake in less than three weeks as officials tried to gauge the scale of the new wave of destruction.<p>As rescue and relief teams tried to reach remote …

Natural Disasters

Millennials leaving church in droves, study finds

<b>(CNN) —</b> At its core, Christian life is set of sacred traditions linking generations of sacraments and Sunday school lessons, youth ministry morals and family gatherings sanctified by prayer. An unbroken circle, in the words of an old hymn.<p>In modern America, that circle may not be completely shot, …

Demographics

Mayweather defeats Pacquiao by unanimous decision

9:51 P.M.<p>Mayweather wins<p>Floyd Mayweather Jr. has defeated Manny Pacquiao by unanimous decision to unify the welterweight titles.<p>Judges scoring: Dave Moretti, 118-110; Glenn Feldman, 116-112; Burt Clements 116-112<p>The Judges' Scores<p>12 rounds are scheduled. Times judges will be rating each contender's …

Iraqi forces slowed by snipers and bombs in Tikrit

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi security forces and mainly Shi’ite militia fought Islamic State fighters in Tikrit on Thursday, a day after they pushed into Saddam Hussein’s home city in their biggest offensive yet against the militants.<p>A source at the military command said there was heavy mortar …

Islam

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Inside Flipboard / May 27, 2014<p>“We have too many choices and too little time,” wrote Entertainment Weekly founder Jeff Jarvis in a memo nearly 26 …