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Hiroshima: Grief, horror of atomic bomb remembered 70 years on

<b>Hiroshima, Japan (CNN) —</b> In the center of Hiroshima, yards from where the world's first atomic attack bomb exploded 70 years ago, stands a dome-shaped bell tower of modest proportions. It is decorated with the bronze statues of three children.<p>Their slender arms reach out, spreading wide towards the …

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Sea horse's square tail could inspire future armored robots

With an equine head and a prehensile tail, the sea horse seems as odd as it is adorable -- but these strange little creatures are tougher than they look. Scientists studying the animal's square-shaped tail have discovered that it's better able to withstand attack than a smooth, round tail would …

Google’s artificial-intelligence bot says the purpose of living is 'to live forever'

Researchers at the company programmed an advanced type of "chatbot" that learns how to respond in conversations based on examples from a training set of dialogue.<p>And the bot doesn't just answer by spitting out canned answers in response to certain words; it can form new answers from new …

Third Of South Sudan's Population Faces Starvation

By Gwladys Fouche<p>OSLO, May 20 (Reuters) - More than a third of South Sudan's population, 4 million people, will be on the edge of starvation by the end of the year as fighting rages on in the world's newest country, U.N. officials said on Tuesday.<p>Clashes between rebels and government forces have …

Scientists Warn of Quake Risk From Fracking Operations

Tremors induced by wastewater disposal are larger and harder to predict than previously thought.<p><b>Underground disposal of wastewater from fracking may pose a much greater risk of causing dangerous earthquakes than previously believed, particularly in areas of the U.S. Southwest and Midwest where</b> …

Vatican blasts back at UN report on pedophile priests, abortion

The Vatican blasted back at a UN-authored Rights of Children report, saying its criticism of the church's stand on homosexuality is driven by critics of the church's "non-negotiable" teachings.<p>The U.N. Committee on the Rights of the Child, whose members have included such nations as Saudi Arabia, …

In Kiev, Protests Bring Orthodox Priests To Pray On The Frontline Despite Government Warnings

Two months into an uprising that has claimed at least two lives and brought thousands to the streets, Ukraine's political crisis still seems far from any resolution. President Yanukovych has refused to declare a state of emergency, though by all accounts the protests are escalating.<p>Amidst burned …

Ukraine protests: epic tug-of-war for country on brink of revolution

While thousands of pro-EU protesters occupy Ukraine's capital, many in the country's east see Moscow as a guarantor of stability. Roland Oliphant reports<p>For nearly a week, a pall of sweet-smelling wood smoke has hung over Independence Square in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev. As the sun goes down each …

Following the Weather

From the violence of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot to Earth’s own extreme weather, Pedram Hassanzadeh is investigating atmospheric vortices, those …