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Report: One fifth of China's soil contaminated

<b>Almost a fifth of China's soil is contaminated, an official study released by the government has shown.</b><p>Conducted between 2005-2013, it found that 16.1% of China's soil and 19.4% of its arable land showed contamination.<p>The report, by the Environmental Protection Ministry, named cadmium, nickel and …

Edward Snowden Says He Was Challenging Vladimir Putin, Not Helping Him

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Whistleblower Edward Snowden raised some eyebrows yesterday when he made a "surprise" appearance at …

Recession Not Over for Poor: Families Stretch Food to Last

After Jaime Grimes found out in January that her monthly food stamps would be cut again, this time by $40, the single mother of four broke down into sobs — then she took action.<p>The former high school teacher made a plan to stretch her family’s meager food stores even further. She used oatmeal and …

The Debate Over Obamacare Is Hardly Over

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Japan Says It Will Temporarily Scale Back Whale Hunt

Japan says it will kill fewer whales when its seasonal Pacific hunt begins next week and will only observe whales in the Antarctic, after a U.N. court ordered it to stop taking the marine mammals from the Southern Ocean.<p>Fisheries Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi said the Pacific catch target would be …

Compensation battle rages four years after BP's U.S. oil spill

(Reuters) - Four years after the Deepwater Horizon spill, oil is still washing up on the long sandy beaches of Grand Isle, Louisiana, and some islanders are fed up with hearing from BP that the crisis is over.<p>Fire boat response crews battle the blazing remnants of the offshore oil rig Deepwater …

Magnitude-7.2 earthquake sparks panic in Mexico City, Acapulco

ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) — A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets, where broken windows and debris fell, but there were no early reports of major damage or casualties.<p>The U.S. Geological Survey said it was centered …

U.S. once again delays decision on Keystone XL pipeline

The Obama administration has once again punted the politically charged decision on the Keystone XL pipeline in a move that will likely delay a final ruling past November's congressional elections.<p>The U.S. State Department said Friday it needs to assess the impact of a court battle in Nebraska that …

Pro-Russia separatists in Ukraine defiant despite international deal, call for unity

Pro-Russian separatists in the eastern Ukraine city of Donetsk dug in Friday despite an international deal aimed at being a key first step in resolving a crisis that has threatened to devolve into civil war.<p>The separatists' self-declared leader, Denis Pushilin, said it is those aligned with the …

Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition finally arrives to Android

Back in January of 2013, Beamdog revealed they had run into a snag with the Android version of Baldur’s Gate Enhanced Edition, leading to a delay. And that was pretty much the last we heard about the whole effort, until today.<p>Baldur’s Gate Enhanced Edition has finally arrived to Android, priced at …

Analysts predict decline in iPad sales

Here's something you don't hear often: Apple's year-over-year iPad sales may have dipped during the first three months of 2014, according to analysts.<p>A bevy of analysts chimed in on iPad sales expectations in the first quarter, and they collectively peg Apple's sales at 19.3 million units, …

Project Ara: our best look yet at Google's new modular smartphone

This week in Mountain View, Google held its first-ever developer conference for Project Ara. Developed by a small team within the company called ATAP staffed with ex-DARPA engineers and some of the brightest minds at Google, Ara is a mission to make a modular smartphone. It'd be the last phone you …

Future big data analysts will know everything you did today

Debates are raging about whether big data still holds the promise that was expected or whether it was just a big bust. The failure of the much-hyped Google Flu Trends to accurately predict peak flu levels since August 2011 has heightened the concerns.<p>In my mind, there is no doubt that data …

Pandora might lose all music recorded before 1972 due to copyright infringement

Major music companies are suing online radio service Pandora for what they claim is a major case of copyright infringement.<p>Typically, Pandora pays a licensing fee every time one of its listeners plays a copyrighted song. The third-party organization SoundExchange tracks this data, and it’s also …

Atari to RollerCoaster Tycoon Fans: "We Are Not Deaf"

"We don’t pretend that we know everything," says Atari SA CEO Frédéric Chesnais after pushback over micro-transactions.<p>You can’t please all of the people all of the time, as Atari is finding out with its new mobile take on RollerCoaster Tycoon.<p>The long-awaited sequel to the classic PC game series …

Tech Retrospect: Google drones and Amazon phones

If you're worried about all that information Google knows about you, the notion of Big G buying a company that builds automated, high-altitude drones might raise a few alarms. The company is called Titan Aerospace, and though we won't judge you if your mind wanders toward a creepy future of AdWords …