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Cleveland Cop Michael Brelo: Acquitted but Fired

Six officers involved in the November 2012 shooting of Malissa Williams and Timothy Russell will be dismissed.<p>If you’re a police officer in Cleveland, killing unarmed civilians in a hail of bullets may not get you convicted—but it might get you fired.<p>On Tuesday, the city of Cleveland announced it …

Justice
Hillary Clinton

Man to be executed for Texas game warden's death in shootout

HOUSTON (AP) — A man who led authorities on a chase followed by a shootout that left a Texas game warden dead is scheduled to be executed this week in the busy death penalty state.<p>James Freeman was suspected of illegally hunting at night from his truck in Southeast Texas' Wharton County when a game …

Criminal Justice

Want to Be Happier? Live by These 4 Rules

I bet you cringe at this sentence: "You deserve to be happy." The idea feels selfish, demanding, too self-centered to utter out loud. "You deserve to be happy."<p>I bet the words enter your mind with a twinge of unsettled emotion. I bet, just like me, you write them off as silly, unrealistic words …

Deadly math: Venus flytraps calculate when killing prey

Unlike proactive predators in the animal kingdom, carnivorous plants like the Venus flytrap (<i>Dionaea muscipula</i>) must wait for their insect prey to literally step inside their "jaws" before they can catch the victims. But these plants don't instantly snap at the first tentative tap of a potential …

Charles Darwin

World's Oldest Tea Discovered In An Ancient Chinese Emperor's Tomb

Tea is often referred to one of the world's oldest beverages. But just how old is it?<p>A Chinese document from 59 B.C. refers to a drink that <i>might</i> be tea, but scholars cannot be certain. Now, a new analysis proves that plant remains found in tombs 2,100 years old – about 100 years before that …

Archaeology